Some of us went running to the PlayStation Store just on the rumor that access might change soon. Now that it’s official and the Store for PlayStation 3, PSP, and Vita will be closing later this summer, the race is on to buy all the games, DLC, and content we can. But what are the rare, digital-only titles? How many games were there in a certain franchise? How much would all that cost?
Everyone has their own angle on what’s important to them and there are a variety of sources that cater to each. I’ve tried to round up as many comprehensive lists and tools as I can, and break them down by platform and flavor. I’m sure there are plenty of other sources out there so let me know in the comments. I’ll update each post as I add more links.
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.
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.