If you're a Japanese gamer who loves LittleBigPlanet, then you may want to start tapping down on your d-pad: Sony's shutting down the servers for all three of the main games, as well as LittleBigPlanet Karting, LittleBigPlanet Vita, and LittleBigPlanet Portable. Essentially, the series is over in the East, it would seem.

The good news is that the platform holder's not putting its foot down in the West just yet. All three numbered titles, as well as LittleBigPlanet Vita, will remain online in North America and Europe for the foreseeable future. LittleBigPlanet Portable and LittleBigPlanet Karting will meet a sticky end on 31st July and 31st August in the West, however.

Poor Sackboy.

[via eurogamer.net]