|Digital Release||PlayStation 3 (as GOTY Edition)
February 26, 2013 (NA)
March 20, 2013 (AU, EU)
|Delisting||Second half of 2020 (AU, EU)|
PlayStation 3 (NA)
PlayStation 4 (Remastered release, Nathan Drake Collection)
|Links||Uncharted series homepage|
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception was delisted on PlayStation 3 across Australia and Europe at some point after February of 2019. This was the last month that the game was featured in a PlayStation Store sale before the next milestone on September 4th, 2019 when online features for it and other Naughty Dog titles were retired. The delisting was then reportedly spotted by a reader of the site between September and October of 2020.
Relatedly, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves are still available on PlayStation 3 in Australia and Europe though they are becoming harder to find; Fortune can only be purchased from a PS3 while Thieves can only be purchased from the “old” version of the PlayStation Store website (AU, EU). The North American releases of all three PS3 titles in the series are readily available from both console and website as of this writing.
The shutdown of the game’s multiplayer features, the various physical editions of the game, and the release of the Nathan Drake Collection for PlayStation 4 all seem to have contributed to the removal of this PlayStation 3 version. That it remains available in North America seems to be a difference in direction between Sony America and Sony Australia/Europe.
About the Game
A search for the fabled “Atlantis of the Sands” propels fortune hunter Nathan Drake on a daring trek into the heart of the Arabian Desert, a journey that pits him and his mentor Victor Sullivan against the occult treachery of a shadowy clandestine organization and its ruthless leader. When the terrible secrets of this lost city are unearthed, Drake’s quest descends into a desperate bid for survival that strains the limits of his endurance and forces him to confront his deepest fears.
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Thanks to Wakayama_PT for submitting this game to the site