Report: PlayStation Store On PlayStation 5 Is Missing Dozen Of Listings For Games


Posted on February 7, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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Given the current circumstance in regards to PlayStation 5 – or just next-generation consoles in general – the systems are virtually impossible to get your hands on. That is due to the climbing demand for the systems during one of the largest global pandemics in history. As a result of that, production plants and other manufacturers cannot produce silicon efficient enough to meet the outcry for certain products.

As per AMD CEO Lisa Su, she indicates that the influx of required components and other necessary hardware to build these machines will be at a discrepancy well until halfway through 2021. However, that is only one issue that PlayStation 5 is facing currently. In that, dozens of games happen to be missing from the PlayStation Store altogether.

In a new report from dedicated review outlet GamePitt, it is told there is a myriad of titles that are available on the PlayStation Store, but, the storefront does not have the respected titles listed. Here is the full list of games affected:

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Blacksmith of the Sand Kingdom
Borderlands 3
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
Checkers
Crystal Ortha
Cube Raiders
Darts
Dirt 5
Dogfight
Elliot
Fight
HardCube
Heroes of Hammerwatch – Ultimate Edition
How to take off your Mask Remastered
Immortals: Fenyx Rising
KAUIL’S TREASURE
Legends of Ethernal
Mortal Kombat 11
NEKOPARA Vol. 4
Not Not – A Brain Buster
One Strike
Oniria Crimes
Radio Commander
Rocket Punch
Shisen-Sho NIKAKUdori
Slide Stars
Snake Boat: Otterrific Arcade
Sparkle 4 Tales
Speaking Simulator
Spirit Arena
Super Sports Blast
Survival
Sword of the Necromancer
Watch Dogs: Legion
Zombies ruined my day

For majority of the titles that fall victim to this issue on the PlayStation Store for the PlayStation 5, many of these games are PlayStation 4 titles. While the storefront does feature the option to filter games by generation, these releases still happen to be missing completely in the ‘Browse’ category. Even more, there are at least three dozen additional titles that are incorrectly dated on the store. It is suggested to be due to a mix up between the publishing date and retail release.

More specifically, the PlayStation Store on the dedicated mobile app & web-based store also appears to disregard most titles that offer cross-generation support. So releases that initially shipped on PlayStation 4 and is available via backwards compatibility is only displayed in the PlayStation 5 category and not for both platforms.

Aside from games missing from the storefront, the outlet presses that the PlayStation Store faces a similar circumstance with downloadable content as well. While the storefront does offer its own section for add-on content, it only filters in the most popular DLC. Content for other games require a manual search and scan the respected title listing. When using the store on a browser, searching for DLC is completely unavailable aside from the featured 12 games. also But ultimately, there is plenty that requires some rethinking how the PlayStation 5 Store operates in contrast to its predecessor.

GamePitt prior to the post going live did pick up that the PlayStation Store also failed to list sales on respected titles. Speaking with the website’s founder, Rob Pitt, he disclosed to have contacted Sony and the problem was resolved later on. But for the games, this is another easy fix he explains.

It’s a simple tweak on the listing submission – but, Sony clearly hasn’t told everyone or kept track of who is doing it wrong. Yet, if you jump on your PS4, everything is perfect – so it’s just the new store and some of the settings required to make it appear and put it in the right date order.

End of the day – most of these indie devs don’t have a PS5, so they have no idea that their game, which they paid to put on the system, doesn’t even appear on there. An nobody questions it or asks them because how do you know something is missing if it’s not there?

Following the major talking points in regards to the missing titles that GamePitt reported, the remainder of the article focuses on other inconveniences that the PlayStation Store on PlayStation 5 harbors. Issues such as the inability to read patch notes, the revamped Trophy system & game capture interface, and overall how the UI/UX is organized for users.

In the end, the discovery comes as a surprise and even more so seeing how little this is being discussed now nearly three months since the console shipped. When reflecting on the Xbox Store and its inconsistencies majority of the last console generation, it is surprising how much of a 180° it is currently. Perhaps that is because of the imbedded support for backwards compatibility predating the new console, but, that cannot easily be determined. You can read the initial report for that by heading here.

Do you notice any of these problems on the PlayStation 5?

Source: GamePitt

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