Silent Hill: Downpour removed from Xbox Live

It has come to my attention that Silent Hill: Downpour, the latest main entry in the Silent Hill series, has been removed from the Xbox Live Games on Demand service. Previously offered for $19.99 alongside the Silent Hill HD Collection and Silent Hill: Homecoming (both of which are still available), Downpour can no longer be purchased digitally from Xbox Live in North America.

It’s rather strange that Downpour has been removed while the controversial Silent Hill HD Collection still remains at $29.99 and the older Silent Hill: Homecoming at $19.99.

What could be the reason for the game’s removal? Licensing? Cutting losses? Either way, the game is still available online from retailers, but with limited stock, it won’t be forever. The loss of a digital version means Downpour may slip into obscurity in due time, and that’s a shame. I’ve sent an inquiry to Konami to find out why the game was removed and will update this post if I get a response.

               
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  • Zachariah

    I’m wondering if it has something to do with the possibility of Silent Hills being PS4 exclusive.

    • I highly doubt it. PT may be, but the full game? Doubt it.

      They also wouldn’t remove past games because of a new exclusive.

      • Zachariah

        Yeah, but I can’t really think of another reason.

    • ariessiren

      It is not confirmed as exclusive. That’s a rumor

      • Zachariah

        Keyword in my comment was “Possibility”

  • Felipe Demartini

    Can’t find the game on the US PSN either. Same thing on the brazilian PSN or XBL, where you could download it as well.

    • Diselt

      It was never available on the PSN in NA.

      • Dimitri Theodosakis

        Which PSN has Silent Hill HD Collection, Silent Hill Homecoming, Silent Hill Downpour

        • Diselt

          I don’t know but not the NA one. Homecoming was also only available physically in NA.

  • franky mcdonald

    The phone company called and they’ve reached their data limit,and their making room for a gamble that 5 Nights at Freddys will take off, and spawn 20 sequels. Anyway, It’s sad their deleting it.

    • Are you David Lynch?

      • franky mcdonald

        I’m not associated with the Cloudcuckoolander.

  • Liam Mountain

    what about UK store ? I own it but currently don’t have it installed due to trying to save space for DLC

  • Daryl Wise

    Thats why I bought the disc when it came out. 🙂 Try and come to my house and take my disc XBL. I dare you! lol.

    • Liam Mountain

      Think I’ll pick it up on disc now lol can get it for about 10.99 I don’t normally buy full games that have disc versions but It was on a deal back then so I said why not ! lol. But I hate Digital downloads and DLC because they never last forever.

      • Daryl Wise

        Not necessarily, digital downloads and DLC may not stay available forever, but once it’s on your hard drive it’s yours. And if you have the right skill set, you can re-distribute it too. I had a faulty 360 HDD and I couldn’t download large downloads and I needed the Internet Explorer app. So I went on a 360 hacking form and downloaded the files for the app and transferred them to the drive and it worked.

  • Henrikm

    Maybe its a simple mistake maybe they where ment to remove the Silent Hill HD collection as I guess that sold even worse because of all the issues those games had?

    But removed wrong Silent Hill?

    I still dream of a working HD Collection maybe something for the PS4 then?…

  • ariessiren

    Downpour was a pretty big letdown. If u must experience it, buy it used. You’re not missing much.

  • TH3J4CK4L

    I want to find out who removed it and……………………………………………….. shake that man or woman’s hand. They have saved us all by taking away that miserable pile of a game.

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