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Independence Day sales march through July in the PlayStation Store

Submitted by on Wednesday, 4 July 2012One Comment

The United States celebrates the 4th of July, a federal holiday whereby all Americans commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. This day has become a great day for discounts and sales for brick and mortar stores, big box retailers, and more recently online digital distribution.

PlayStation Network joins in on the holiday deals along with the likes of Steam and Xbox Live. Not even counting the huge advantage of being a PlayStation Plus subscriber, many of these deals are exclusive to the PlayStation Store and some of them have been extended overseas to the EU PlayStation Store.

On 3 July, 1776, John Adams of Massachusetts wrote the follow to his wife Abigail:

The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.

The most noteworthy point he was trying to make was for us to celebrate with games. If they had invented bolded text back then, I’m sure he would have used it. This year, the discounted games and downloadable content come from several top publishers. Take a look at the deals going on right now:

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Call of Duty Endowment.

Activision (save 50% in US and EU until 9 July)

  • Call of Duty® : Modern Warfare® 3 Content Collection #1
  • Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3 Content Collection #2
  • Call of Duty®: Black Ops First Strike
  • Call of Duty®: Black Ops Escalation
  • Call of Duty®: Black Ops Annihilation
  • Call of Duty®: Black Ops Rezurrection

They didn’t want to just call it what it is, a sale.

 Atlus (save 50% until 31 July)
  • Class of Heroes  –  $7.49 (originally $14.99)
  • Crimson Gem Saga  –  $7.49 (originally $14.99)
  • Hexyz Force  –  $7.49 (originally $14.99)
  • Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble  –  $7.49 (originally $14.99)
  • Riviera: The Promised Land  –  $4.99 (originally $9.99)
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona  –  $9.99 (originally $19.99)
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2: Innocent Sin  –  $14.99 (originally $29.99)
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable  –  $9.99 (originally $19.99)
  • Knights in the Nightmare  –  $7.49 (originally $14.99)
  • Yggdra Union  –  $4.99 (originally $9.99)
  • Droplitz  –  $4.99 (originally $9.99)
  • The Cursed Crusade  –  $14.99 (originally $29.99)
  • Catherine  –  $19.99 (originally $39.99)
  • Trine 2  –  $7.49 (originally $14.99)
  • Rock of Ages  –  $4.99 (originally $9.99)

    Happy Independence Day, mutants!

Sega (save 30%-50%)
  • House of the Dead 3 (on sale worldwide until 10 July for $4.89)
  • Renegade Ops (on sale in NA until 7 Aug for $10.49)
  • Renegade Ops Coldstrike Campaign (on sale in NA until 7 Aug for $2.49)
  • Renegade Ops Vehicle Pack (on sale in NA until 7 Aug for $1.49)

See anything good? Let us know what you’ll be playing in celebration of Independence Day in the comments section below…