Sad news, and as others above have already pointed out, yet another of the perils of digital-only games. Never got around to picking this up before; guess now I have the perfect excuse.
[QUOTE=Leo]For those that haven't already, I'd recommend grabbing Daytona USA HD if you want it. The International Speedway Corp. licensing for the Daytona USA branding is likely running short as well and there's no guarantee that there will be advance warning or that you will see it even if there is.[/QUOTE]
At least with this game, there's always a chance of Sega re-releasing it sans licensing, like they did in the arcades as Sega Racing Classic.
On a related note, Tetris: Axis for the 3DS, as well as the Virtual Console release of the original Game Boy Tetris are being removed from the PAL eShop at the end of the year (presumably due to Ubisoft nabbing the licence for their new Tetris Ultimate game). Of course, this isn't as painful an example, as both of these games were also released in physical form.