Some of us went running to the PlayStation Store just on the rumor that access to digital content might change soon. Although Sony ultimately backed off of the decision for the “foreseeable future”, time is only running out on PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation Portable content. With that in mind we gathered a bunch of resources for each platform to help you identify the exclusive games, the DLC-packed titles, and the ones that never made it out of their native regions.
Gematsu – PlayStation Vita Exclusives
Super simple listing with lots of unique categories. Look down the right hand column for digital exclusives. Just above the list are buttons to toggle some of their filters on and off. There’s not much more detail here but if you just want a big list to start digging into, here it is.
ADDED JUNE 29, 2021
PSNProfiles – PSN Exclusives (PS3, PSV, PSP, even PS Mobile)
User Alpha-Jinro has done a ton of work to gather a listing of PlayStation Network digital exclusives across all platforms (even PlayStation Mobile which has been shut down for years). One category that I haven’t seen highlighted elsewhere are the Japan-only PSP exclusives. You’ll have to Ctrl+F and search for “PSP – JP” but they’re in there.
GameFAQs – Yes, that GameFAQs
People only think about GameFAQs for cheats and guides but the site has been gathering release information longer than most. I’ve used it as the basis of my research because they break out physical and digital release dates across regions. Here’s their page for all PlayStation Vita downloadable titles. Don’t forget the Region and Distribution filters if you’re looking for a specific territory or DLC.
TrueTrophies – For the Hunters
Stocking up to go Trophy hunting after the Store closes? This is my favorite resource for Trophy info and they’ve got a solid search tool. Go to this page and use the ‘More filter options’ button on the right and choose a platform. Then click ‘Dist. type’ and choose ‘Digital Only’. The site only tracks games with Trophies so you won’t find every game on your chosen platform, but if you’re after Trophies, you’re set.
PSPrices.com – ₽£a¥$tatio₪
I’ve personally never been a fan of the site’s design but I know people swear by it. And thanks to Sony’s move it’s also one of the few sites where you can find pricing information for games and DLC across several regions. If you can’t get to your console or just don’t feel like waiting for it to boot up, PSPrices can give you a good idea of how much you’ll spend.