Having suffered another defeat at the hands of EU last week, the US challenges them to a rematch. As the defending champ, the EU opens up the battle. They charge in with a fierce uppercut by offering up God of War HD for free, and follow the uppercut with a powerful jab by giving PS+ members an additional 10 percent discount from the already discounted Far Cry 3.
The US barely blocks the uppercut with Plants vs. Zombies for the PS Vita, though it stumbles back a bit from the assault. Regaining its composure, they dodge the jab and counter with a one-two punch of their own by offering up Retro/Grade (PS3 version. Regular: $9.99, PS+: $2.44) and the Retro/Grade Soundtrack (Regular: $7.99, PS+: $1.74).
Though the punch combo barely fazed the EU, the US isn't quite done yet. With a slight smile, they unleash a barrage of punches, offering up Vita discounts such as Escape Plan (Regular: $14.99, PS+: $7.34), Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational (Regular: $35.99, PS+: $17.63), Hustle Kings (Regular: $9.99, PS+: $4.89), and PlayStation All Stars: Battle Royale (Regular: $35.99, PS+: $17.63) along with several others.
With the Vita discounts out of the way, the US gears up for a finishing blow. They attack with the Gamer's Choice Awards discounts, which include Journey (Regular: $14.99, PS+: $7.34), The Walking Dead: Season Pass (for those unsure, the Season Pass contains episodes 1-5. Regular: $19.99, PS+: $9.79), Assassin’s Creed III (Regular: $59.99; PS+: $34.99), and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Regular: $14.99; PS+: $5.99), along with several other category winners (such as the best PSP game, mini, and more).
The USA's ruthless barrage knocks out the defending champ, and gives them the victory they had been craving for weeks now. Will the EU regain their title in the coming weeks? Or will the US be on a roll and manage to successfully defend itself? For full store updates on each region, you can check the US and EU blogs.