Video Game Chronicles: Roughly 2.2K Digital-only Titles To Be Lost After PS3/PSP/PS Vita Stores Demise, 138 Games Lost Forever

Posted on April 4, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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While concerns in the headlines pin what the next games will be for the current PlayStation 5 console, there are also so inquiry in regards to the platforms of yesteryear. Mainly being the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, and PlayStation Vita, those respected systems are to officially close its storefronts later this summer. The 2004 handheld and 2006 console are to close shop in July followed by the PS Vita’s demise later in August.

However, Sony Interactive Entertainment does go on to clarify that the games acquired by long-time users are still accessible following the executive order from the firm. However, that does not waver the worrying towards digital-only releases on each device. In total, it is said to be roughly 2,200 titles to be gone.

In an analysis from Video Game Chronicles, 630 games for PlayStation Vita, 730 games for PlayStation 3, and an undisclosed, “small number” of PlayStation Portable titles to be discarded following the move. That is not to mention the combined 889 titles spread across PlayStation Mini, PlayStation and PlayStation 2 classics that will disappear as well.

Later in a follow-up report, the publication has indicated approximately 138 titles to be inaccessible after the stores close for the mentioned PlayStation systems. You can read the full list below:

PlayStation 3

Armageddon Riders
Blast Factor
Bomberman Ultra
Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter HD
Comet Crash
Crash Commando
Eat Them!
Echochrome II
Funky Lab Rat
Hamster Ball
High Stakes on the Vegas Strip: Poker Edition
High Velocity Bowling
Infamous: Festival of Blood
Kung-Fu Live
The Last Guy
Linger in Shadows
Lumines Supernova
Magic Orbz
PixelJunk 4am
PixelJunk Racers
Planet Minigolf
Punisher: No Mercy
Savage Moon
Spelunker HD
Super Rub a Dub
Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars
Tales from Space: About a Blob
Trash Panic
Wakeboarding HD

PlayStation Portable

101-in-1 Megamix
Ape Quest
Armored Core: Last Raven Portable
Armored Core: Silent Line Portable
Armored Core 3 Portable
Black Rock Shooter – The Game
Brandish: The Dark Revenant
Carnage Heart EXA
Cho Aniki Zero
Cladun: This is an RPG!
Creature Defense
Crimson Room: Reverse
Dissidia 012 Prologus: Final Fantasy
Go! Puzzle
Gravity Crash Portable
Hot Shots Shorties Blue Pack
Hot Shots Shorties Green Pack
Hot Shots Shorties Red Pack
Hot Shots Shorties Yellow Pack
I am an Air Traffic Controller Airport Hero Tokyo
Kurulin Fusion
LocoRoco: Midnight Carnival
NeoGeo Heroes: Ultimate Shooting
No Heroes Allowed!
Patchwork Heroes
Savage Moon: The Hera Campaign
Super Stardust Portable
Susume Tactics
Talkman Travel: Paris
Talkman Travel: Rome
Talkman Travel: Tokyo
Thexder Neo

PlayStation Vita

Battle Rockets
Breakquest Extra Evolution
Coconut Dodge Revitalised
Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable
Floating Cloud God Saves the Pilgrims HD!
Flying Hamster HD
Frobisher Says!
The HD Adventures of Rotating Octopus Character
Indoor Sports World
Jungle Rumble Freedom Happiness and Bananas
Kilka Card Gods
Lemmings Touch
Let’s Fish! Hooked On
Licky The Lucky Lizard Lives Again
Magical Beat
Malicious Rebirth
Men’s Room Mayhem
Murasaki Baby
Nekoburo Cats Block
Ninja Usagimaru: Two Tails of Adventure
Open Me!
Pinball Heroes Complete
PlayStation Vita Cliff Diving
PlayStation Vita Fireworks
PlayStation Vita Table Soccer
Puzzle by Nikoli V Slitherlink
Puzzle by Nikoli V Sudoku
Reel Fishing Masters Challenge
Ring Run Circus
Run Like Hell!
Sokoban Next
Stardrone Extreme
Stranded a Mars Adventure
Sumioni: Demon Arts
Super Stardust Delta
Surge Deluxe
Table Ice Hockey
Table Mini Golf
Table Top Racing
Table Top Tanks
The Hungry Horde
Vitamin Z

PS3 & PS Vita

Bentley’s Hackpack
Big Sky Infinity
Deathmatch Village
Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock
Foosball 2012
Gravity Crash
Motorstorm RC
Ms Germinator
Murasaki Mist Akara’s Journey
When Vikings Attack!

The discovery is found to be truly insane based on the number of games that will be lost in time as Sony appears to be dormant on preserving its own library of games leading forward. In contrast to PlayStation, Xbox is furthering its work to continue its support for prior generation releases with the addition of backwards compatibility to xCloud last week.

Aside from the unfitting news for PlayStation users, the forecast only gets worse when looking over at Japan Studio. In a recent discovery on Twitter, Demon’s Souls remake director Gavin Moore announced his departure from the team on its last day before closing. You can read the full report by heading here.

Are you upset by the number of titles to disappear from the PlayStation Store later this summer?

Source: Video Game Chronicles, (1)

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