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Sony holds $5 Flash Sale; no one can buy anything

by: Eric -
More On: Mirror's Edge: Catalyst

Update (Saturday, 9:41 AM):

The West Coast apparently woke up and is working to repair the PlayStation Store.

While connectivity is still spotty, I was able to log into the sale for long enough to catch sight of a few more pretty great deals:

  • The Order: 1886 ($4.99)
  • Octodad ($2.99)
  • Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 ($4.54)
  • Oxenfree Bundle: Game + Theme + Avatars ($4.99)
  • Knack ($4.99)
  • Thief ($2.99)

I'm gonna snag Oxenfree. That's a great deal.

Also included are all of Sony's PlayLink Games, including SuperMassive's Hidden Agenda. That one is worth five bucks, for sure.

Original Story:

If you pay attention to the PlayStation Store, you can usually spot a Flash Sale coming before they drop it. If the weekly deals only hold a couple of indies that no one wants and add-on packs for free-to-play games, you can be sure that a Flash Sale is heading your way that weekend.

This weekend, Sony is holding a $5 Flash Sale, with everything listed costing $5 or less. This would be great if the sale weren't completely broken. Since Friday night, I've tried to browse the sale from my PS4, from the Playstation App on my phone, and from my PC. Every time I click on any link from the $5 Flash Sale, I am greeted with a lovely banner. Under this banner is a bunch of blank space. Sony does not want us to buy their sweet $5 games. It is as though they were holding a garage sale with a bunch of stuff they don't really want to sell.

I've attempted to reach out to Sony to inform them that their sale is not functioning, but everywhere I look seems to indicate that Sony runs on Pacific Time, so they are all still asleep. Which is nice for them, I suppose.

If they get it up and running, the big advertised deals are:

  • Mirror's Edge Catalyst
  • Need for Speed Rivals
  • Jackbox Party Pack 3 (great deal!)
  • Transister

I'd love to tell you what else is on sale, but for now, Sony is keeping its secrets.

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