Sony is currently running a major PlayStation game sale. The occasion follows the company’s latest decision on the PlayStation digital marketplace. Sony announced plans to shutter the digital stores for the PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita in March, but after public outcry, the company reversed its decision. The PlayStation 5 became the fastest-selling console in US history in April, both in terms of units shipped and dollars.
Fans of the Playstation also ask for more access to the company’s massive back catalog of classic games. Sony is sometimes slow to respond to these requests, as evidenced in its neglect to make next-generation consoles backward compatible with the popular PlayStation 3 system. However, with more recent games constantly going on sale, Sony’s game system has provided fans with plenty of opportunities to enjoy themselves.
Until May 26, Sony is running an Extended Play Sale on the PlayStation Store (via GameSpot), with discounts on 432 games and DLC. Destiny 2, Mortal Kombat 11, and FIFA 21 are all on offer right now for up to 75% off.
The multi-week sale encourages players to complete their DLC collections for their favorite games or pick up games they’ve been eyeing for a while. The vanilla and deluxe editions of Little Nightmares II are now included in the current ‘Deal of the Week,’ as of this date.
While the Extended Play Sale does not include any newer updates, it does include games that take a significant amount of time to finish, which may justify the sale’s name. Players can easily spend tens of hours playing games like Warhammer Vermintide II, Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Master Edition Digital Deluxe, and The Yakuza Origins Digital Bundle. If players immerse themselves in the open world and the wealth of side content available, any game in the Monster Hunter series can easily exceed 100 hours of playtime.
With the latest success of Playstation 5, Sony should be able to maintain its current sales trend. However, it remains a questionable choice for the company to refrain from allowing gamers to enjoy PlayStation 1, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation 3 games on newer generation consoles, which would probably enhance the attractiveness of deals like the Extended Play Sale.
On the other hand, the current wave of discounts still gives fans of nearly every genre something they can enjoy, especially if they enjoy titles that take time to complete. Gamers should look at the catalog of discounted games to see if anything appeals to them.