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Hundreds of PlayStation Games Will Soon Be Lost Forever

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With the unfortunate closure of the PSP, PS3 and PlayStation Vita Stores over the next few months, it comes as no surprise that many games will be stripped from their respective shelves entirely. And while you’ll still be able to snag a physical copy here or there, acquiring one might just come as a major challenge to you — what with most stores being closed.

From July 2nd, players will no longer be able to access the PSP and PS3 marketplaces, meaning all access to the digital titles will be revoked for the foreseeable future. Following on from this, August 27th will see the departure of the Vita, again, meaning all games will be unavailable through the usual store. Sadly, this means that 2,200 digital-only games will no longer be available to purchase. They will, however, be around on other platforms. At least most of them, anyway.

The PS Vita shared a mild success, albeit a rocky one, after its 2011 launch.

While you’ll still be able to get your hands on some of Sony’s banished titles on Xbox, PC, and any other established format, 138 exclusives will be lost forever post-closure. The good news is that if you have purchased one of the many games that will soon be sent out to pasture, you’ll still be able to play them through your libraries. And so, with that in mind, you might want to take this opportunity to invest in your last batch of games before the stores go dark for good.

Here are the games that will be banished from July 2nd (PSP & PS3) and August 27th (PS Vita):

PSP

  • 101-in-1 Megamix
  • Ape Quest
  • Armored Core: Last Raven Portable, Silent Line Portable & 3 Portable
  • Beats
  • 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, Green Pack, Red Pack & Yellow Pack
  • I am an Air Traffic Controller Airport Hero Tokyo
  • Kurulin Fusion
  • LocoRoco: Midnight Carnival
  • NeoGeo Heroes: Ultimate Shooting
  • No Heroes Allowed!
  • Numblast
  • Patchwork Heroes
  • Piyotama
  • Savage Moon: The Hera Campaign
  • Super Stardust Portable
  • Susume Tactics!
  • Talkman Travel: Paris, Rome & Tokyo
  • Thexder Neo

PS3

  • Armageddon Riders
  • Blast Factor
  • Bomberman Ultra
  • Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter HD
  • Catan
  • Comet Crash
  • Crash Commando
  • Datura
  • 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
  • Legasista
  • Linger in Shadows
  • Lumines Supernova
  • Magic Orbz
  • Magus
  • Novastrike
  • PixelJunk 4am
  • PixelJunk Racers
  • Planet Minigolf
  • Punisher: No Mercy
  • Rain
  • Savage Moon
  • Spelunker HD
  • Super Rub a Dub
  • Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars
  • Tales from Space: About a Blob
  • Trash Panic
  • Wakeboarding HD

PS VITA

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

VITA & PS3

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

You can join PlayStation Now for $9.99 a month.

While all of the above games will no longer be available to own, that doesn’t mean you won’t find any in the growing PlayStation Now library in the future. In fact, with Sony looking to challenge the Xbox Game Pass and its mouth-watering catalogue of partnerships, it might just be that all of the above finally reach the streaming service altogether. But we’ll just have to cross our fingers on that one.

Now’s the time to bask amongst the final days of ex-gen gaming. Come July, the books will be closing on some truly outstanding platforms with the PS5 steaming ahead to greater heights. All that’s left to say is, well — thanks for the memories. Here’s to a new era of digital gaming.

 

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Jord is an aspiring journalist and self-published author, as well as a lover of all things gaming and media.

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