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    Over 2,200 digital-only games will no longer be purchasable once Sony closes the PS3, PSP and PS Vita stores in the coming months

    In a new analysis piece by VGC, its estimated that 2,200+ digital only games will no longer be purchasable from the closing PSN stores. This includes over 600 PSP and Vita digital only games along with over 700 PS3 games. Over 300 PS2 Classics will be off the storefront too with only a few brought over to the PS4 years ago. Additionally, the library of PS1 Classic and PS Mini games will be gone. A ton of games are being phased out, leaving many users to either purchase games in bulk, try to hunt down some physical versions instead or outright pirate them.

    Its quite a shame to see this unfold, but we can’t say its surprising considering the stance PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan has on classic games. In PlayStation’s current mindset, it’s better to remake the game than re-release it on the store. However, projects like that don’t come around every few months or so. PS Now is a potential avenue for older titles but the lack of worthwhile classic games and streaming aspect dissuades new players from trying it. The PS3/PSP PSN stores close on July 2nd and the PS Vita PSN store closes on August 27th. Until then, its a good time to catch up on some games on the platforms before its too late.

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    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Managing Editor of Final Weapon and a Games Writer at Game Rant with four years of writing and editing experience. Raul is passionate about the Japanese gaming industry, and he's a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs, and fighting games. business email: [email protected] | Muck Rack: https://muckrack.com/raul-landaverde-1

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