Playstation Vita 2nd Birthday Sale: Sony Celebrates Second Anniversary With Cheap Games

By CJ Melendez , Updated Feb 24, 2014 11:49 AM EST

The PlayStation Vita released two years ago last Saturday. It's been a rocky two years, with the unfortunately common "got no games" accusation being thrown around, Sony's trouble getting the device to sell due to a steep entry price, and lengthy droughts in between big releases, but things have been looking up for the little portable that could - with sales seeing a 163% boost in the UK after the PlayStation 4 launched and a huge catalog of indie hits available on the device.

To celebrate the device's second anniversary, PlayStation has put sixteen titles on sale over on the PlayStation Store, with many of them supporting cross-buy, so they'll be available on both home PlayStation consoles and the Vita.

For starters, the incredibly fun and violent (is that why it's fun?) Hotline Miami can be purchased for the low price of $4.99 ($2.50 with PlayStation Plus). In fact, Flower, flOW, Machinarium, Open Me!, Proteus, Velocity Ultra, Ogarythm, and Suminomi: Demon Arts can be purchased for less than $5 for those with a PlayStation Plus Subscription or for a few dollars more with those without a subscription to the service.

Killzone: Mercenary, The Vita's first not-terrible first person shooter is on sale from $35.99 to $17.49 ($24.99 without Plus). Ragnarok Odyssey has also come down from $29.99 to the Plus-exclusive price of $14.69. Escape Plan and Malicious Rebirth are both half off as well, dropping from $14.99 to $7.34 with Plus.

I'm quite fond of my Vita. I'm an early adopted of the device, and despite the upcoming release of the Vita Slim with a smaller build and longer-lasting battery, I'm pretty happy I purchased one at launch. I've logged over 120 hours in Persona 4, bashed many heads in Hotline Miami, and prefer to play PC indies on it over a big-screen television. I also may or may not give it a good night kiss after long Tearaway playthroughs at night.

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