PlayStation Comes To Humble Bundle
Humble Bundle and Capcom have teamed up to deliver the first of the pay-what-you-want scheme’s packages for PlayStation consoles.
Sony has teamed up with the Humble Store to start offering PlayStation gamers the opportunity to get their hands on games for PlayStation devices for dirt cheap prices. The very first PlayStation Humble Bundle is jam-packed with tons of games, giving gamers an absolutely massive stash of content for a low price.
Although it’s not the first time console games have featured in a Humble Bundle (Nintendo fans have lucked out a few times), it’s certainly the largest console bundle so far and a very interesting development indeed.
The bundle centers around Capcom games and is offered in tiers. As of the writing of this article, more than 32,000 bundles have been sold so far. If you only pay $1 you’ll gain access to Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3, a completely different game from DICE‘s Battlefield series. The $1 bundle also includes the remade version of Strider for the PS3, Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo, the poorly received Final Fight Double Impact and a 45% off coupon for Street Fighter V for the PlayStation 4, which is actually a pretty darn good deal.
If you pay more than $12 you can unlock a collection of higher-tier games, including the critically lauded adventure game, Okami HD. Clover Studios‘ really nailed it with that one before they eventually dissolved and turned into Platinum Games. The $12 bundle also includes Remember Me, Lost Planet 3, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix, Mega Man 9 and Mega Man 10, along with Resident Evil HD for either the PS3 or the PS4.
That’s a heck of a lot of games for $12. In fact, those are the kind of deals we usually expect to be exclusive to Steam. Consoles finally moving in that space really opens them up for some potentially good bundles in the future.
However, the deals don’t stop there. If you pay $15 or more, you’ll not only get all of the aforementioned games but you’ll also get a 50% off coupon for Mega Man Legacy Collection for the PlayStation 4, along with the Devil May Cry HD Collection for the PS3 and Resident Evil 0 Remastered for either the PS3 or the PlayStation 4. The goodies in this tier probably explain why purchasers are coughing up a bit more than usual.
So for $15 you’re getting 15 games in total, including the games bundled into the combo and collection packs. That’s a really, really good deal. Most of these games would cost you hundreds of dollars if you tried to buy them separately outside of the bundle. If you’re just building a collection of PlayStation titles, this isn’t a bad way to go.
Heck, even if you don’t have a PlayStation 3, for $15 you’re still getting three PlayStation 4 games and two coupons to bring recognized games down in price by almost 50%.
Although there are no DRM-free games in this one, the bundle remains true to the Humble Bundle spirit in another way – you choose how your payment is split between Capcom, Humble and charity. This week’s beneficiaries are the International Rett Syndrome Foundation, American Red Cross, and Save the Children. You can check out the Humble Bundle deal for the Capcom PlayStation games by heading on over to the Humble Bundle website.
Before you run off to take advantage, be aware that this bundle is only available for PSN accounts in the territories listed below. That said, in my experience if you have a spare email address lying around it’s pretty easy to set up a US PSN account (it’s free; you don’t need PS Plus) as an alt log in on your PS3 or PS4. You can then install the games on that log-in.
Here are the eligible territories:
- (US) United States
- (CA) Canada
- (MX) Mexico
- (BR) Brazil
- (CL) Chile
- (AR) Argentina
- (PE) Peru
- (CO) Colombia
- (PA) Panama
- (CR) Costa Rica
- (EC) Ecuador
- (GT) Guatemala
- (SV) El Salvador
- (PY) Paraguay
- (HN) Honduras
- (BO) Bolivia
- (UY) Uruguay
- (NI) Nicaragua