Mighty No. 9 is being delisted from the Japanese PlayStation Store. Some might say that this is a sign that this game is dying, but it's a bit more complex than that.
Mega Man fansite Protodude's Rockman Corner reports that the Japanese PlayStation Store listing for Mighty No. 9 is being pulled today. Here's a machine translation of what the page says:
* This product will be discontinued on November 15, 2019.
* There is also a set product that includes this product. Please be careful about duplicate purchases.
So yes, Mighty No. 9 is being removed, but there's probably more to it than you might think.
Publishing Deal A Likely Cause Behind Mighty No. 9 Removal
Protodude's Rockman Corner points out that there's a little more to this Mighty No. 9 story than you might think — it's not the only game being removed from the platform today.
HOMEFRONT the Revolution is also going to be removed from the Japanese PlayStation Store, and Saints Row IV has already been removed. It's also important to point out that while the Japanese PlayStation Store version is going, there is no such removal notice on the Western equivalent of the store.
So, what's going on here? What do HOMEFRONT, Saints Row IV, and Mighty No. 9 all have in common with Japan? Well, that'd be their publisher — all three of these games have Deep Silver listed as their publisher. That being the case, it seems pretty likely that the removal of these games is probably due to the conclusion of a publishing deal in Japan more so than anything else.
Mighty No. 9 sure had a lot of problems, but it wasn't so bad that they're going to stop selling it. We'll probably see the game make its return to the Japanese PlayStation Store in the future.
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