Sony Japan has revealed that the online servers for LittleBigPlanet will be closing at the end of July 2016, rendering the online portion of all LittleBigPlanet games useless. The server closure will affect all LBP games including LBP, LBP2, LBP3, LBP Karting, Portable & Vita, affecting the PS3, PS4 and PS Vita games.
Square Enix has announced that World of Final Fantasy will be releasing on the PS4 and PS Vita this October. In World of Final Fantasy, players lead a pair of twins, Reynn and Lann, through the land of Grymoire on a search to rediscover their lost memories.
SCEE has released the PlayStation Store Chart for February 2016, revealing the top selling digital games across all three PlayStation platforms. On the PS Vita, new title Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth topped the chart, followed by a re-entry from Don’t Starve: Giant Edition.
Sony has announced that the native PlayStation Store, available on the PSP, will be closing at the end of this month. However, owners of Sony’s first portable console will still be able to purchase games and access their library from the web-based PlayStation Store. Users will also still have the ability to make in-game purchases from their PSP system.
The days of the PlayStation TV are numbered, as Sony stops shipping the device in Japan and has halted production of the device. Also known as the PlayStation Vita TV in Japan, the device has been around for just a little over 2 years, and allowed gamers to play a subset of PS Vita games on a large screen.
Sony has effectively sealed the fate of the PS Vita going forward after announcing that it is stopping development of first-party titles to focus on the PS4. SCE Senior VP Masayasu Ito revealed that there are no first-party titles in development, and since third parties are still developing for the PS Vita, Sony will be focusing on the PS4 instead.
Following suit with Europe, SCEA have released the PlayStation Store download chart for September 2015, showing the top downloaded games and content for all PlayStation platforms. The top three PS4 games for September are exactly the same as Europe, with Destiny: The Taken King beating MGSV and FIFA 16.
September 2015 saw many new big games released on the PS4 and PS3, so last month's top selling PlayStation Store chart comes as no surprise. On the PS4 and PS3, Destiny: The Taken King was the top selling title according to SCEE, followed by FIFA 16 in second on both consoles.
Sony has announced that maintenance is scheduled to take place next week for approximately 2 hours. The PlayStation Network and associated services will be unavailable between 04:30 GMT to 06:30 GMT on October 14th 2015. In North America, this maintenance window falls on October 13th 2015, between 21:30 PDT to October 13, 23:30 PDT.
While the PS Vita is a great portable console, it hasn’t had much success around the world. In the four years that it’s been available, it’s faced heavy competition from the Nintendo 3DS, and gaming on portable devices such as mobile phones. In fact, Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida says that because of the latter, a successor to the PS Vita is unlikely at the moment.