Other reports by Andy Robinson. This article has been updated at 23:45 BST.
VGC analysis shows that when Sony closes PSP, PS Vita and PS3 stores this summer, it will no longer purchase 138 PlayStation games in any form.
Earlier this week, our analysis showed that although most of them are still available on other platforms such as PC or Xbox, a total of about 2,200 pure digital games will disappear on the PlayStation market.
However, the 138 games listed below will basically be permanently lost on their respective platforms, and currently cannot be purchased in any other format.
Although users can still re-download previously purchased products in the foreseeable future, they will no longer be able to purchase games on the PS3 or PSP online market from July 2nd, and from August 27th, the same applies to Vita .
After the PlayStation Store went out of business, the games that are about to disappear include: Notorious festivals: Bloody Festival, Echochrome II, Lumines Supernova, The Last Guy, Rain, Trash Panic, PixelJunk Racers, Tokyo Jungle, TxK and MotorStorm RC.
For the sake of clarity, we have not included any games actually released in any region (unless they are only available in foreign languages such as Japanese). For example, Echochrome and Echoshift on PSP received physical distribution in the European Union, and the non-regional nature of the system means you can still play them globally.
Our list also includes games available on the PlayStation Now streaming service, but does not include these games.
It is also worth noting that some of these games have already been withdrawn in certain regions: for example, Lumines Supernova was withdrawn from EU stores in 2017, but is still sold in North America. Since pure digital games continue to be released to this day, the list may grow.
Click to view our complete PlayStation Store shutdown analysis to learn more about the impact that Sony shutdown will have on game save.
The reporter Brittany Vincent pointed out in the VGC column that the game industry needs to increase its efforts to save video games in time before retaining more game titles.
“This medium is priceless. Although many of us were careless in the beginning, there is no real excuse for not archiving every kind of art we cherish, instead of using high-fidelity capture cards and being able to scan She said: “We extracted projects and documents directly from our mobile phones and 3D printers. “
“If we don’t want to see other games lose time, then we should start to seriously consider the preservation issue now, it’s too late.”
138 PlayStation games that will soon be unavailable for purchase anywhere