Games Delisting from PSN

Following the grand debacle of LRG’s sale of Papers Please where it appears that about 69% of my followers didn’t get their long awaited copy, the vita community has hit even further disappointment with the delisting of some key titles from the Vita store.

Delisted vita games

2 of the games shown above (Lumo and Sorcery Saga) have already been delisted from the PSN this last week without warning, and the other two (Superbeat Xonic and La Mulana EX) are going to follow. All of the titles published by Rising Star Games will no longer be purchasable through PSN though they are all available physically and will be available to be downloaded if you have previously purchased them.

Rising Star Tween

This comes not long after NISA announced that one of the Vita’s most popular series of games Danganronpa will be delisted from the PSN at the end of August/beginning of September though fans were told not to fret as publishing rights will be passed over to Spike Chunsoft who said they would support the titles.

spike chunsoft tweet

This includes all three of the mainline Danganronpa titles as well of the spinoff 3rd person shooter Ultra Despair Girls (not pictured because I don’t own it physically)

danganronpa delisted

While a huge number of titles have been delisted for the Vita store previously in particular a lot of the minis, but it’s particularly upsetting when well reviewed titles like the ones being delisted now, are on the hitlist which has happened a few other times in the past.

Delisted games

The prices of titles such as New Little King’s Story and The Amazing Spider-Man skyrocketed following their delisting, currently sitting around $50 a piece, and Adventure Time’s zelda clone was only released in Japan physically (and only in Japanese Language) when it was previously listed for only $2 on PSN.

Hopefully it’s not a sign of things to come. I would love to hear all your thoughts on whats behind this recent slew of delistings?

3 thoughts on “Games Delisting from PSN

  1. Laurence J. Nguyen says:

    When I read up on digital games being delisted, I feel suprised (in a bad way) and feel very disappointed. I already have Danganronpa 1 & 2 and Ultra Despair Girls on the Vita in physical form, it’s V3: Killing Harmony that I did not own physically. I decided to buy it from the PlayStation store digitally so I can access it whenever I’m ready. I need to play the other games first before V3. My bad.

    While I was browsing the PS store on my Vita, there was a game for that anime, “The Asterisk War” and by the time I looked it up, it is not there anymore. It was gone. That must mean it was delisted. Same thing with The Amazing Spider-Man (the first one). I don’t think the sequel had a Vita version, at least, I don’t think so.

    I have Superbeat: Xonic… on the Nintendo Switch, sorry. I haven’t spent time with it to have an opinion, yet. I should give it a try, sometime.

    I don’t know anything about Lumo but I have heard some really good things about La-Mulana. I haven’t bought it and played it but it is pretty challenging and it definitely has that Indiana Jones vibe, as far as I’m concerned. I believe I have Little King’s Story on Nintendo Wii, I just didn’t get the Vita version. Sorry about that.

    Unfortunately, I am not made of money and I can only spend so much when it comes to buying video games. I actually like what I have in my Vita collection, honestly.

    Gravity Rush, Persona 4 Golden (which came out on Steam, recently), Dragon’s Crown, Ys: Memories of Celceta (also on Steam and PS4), Freedom Wars and even Steins;Gate are the games I have in my collection. I don’t know if I should consider myself a weeb or not, I’m not sure.

    I’m more interested in Visual Novels but I am not interested in some games like Call of Duty or even Hatsune Miku because I am not the target demographic for those games and their not my cup of tea, just saying. In Miku’s case, I’m not very fond of the DLC and I’m not good at music rhythm games. I suck at music rhythm games, TBH. Gaijin Goomba is not a big fan of the franchise either but I don’t blame him.

    I apologize for posting a super long comment, I just discovered your site and this article just got my attention, that’s all. Long live the PlayStation Vita!!!

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