The program — announced in Japan overnight — will allow those upgrading to PlayStation Vita to purchase digital versions of their UMD titles at a discounted price.

Pricing for the discounted games will range from 500 yen (£4 / $6) to 1500 yen (£12 / $19).

Sony has said that it plans to support more than 200 games from more than forty developers and publishers at launch. It definitely seems like the platform holder is going all-out to make this initiative a success.

Those hoping to cheat the system will be disappointed to learn that registered UMD's can only be tied to a single account, meaning you won't be able to trade with friends to get discounts for games you don't own. Which is fair.

For a run-down of the confirmed supported games (and their pricing), hit the jump.

Supported Software:

  • Guilty Gear Judgment (Arc System Works) 500 yen
  • Carnage Heart Exa (Artdink) 500 yen
  • Pachipara Slot: Pachislot Super Sea Story in Okinawa (Irem) 1000 yen
  • Akiba's Trip (Acquire) 1000 yen
  • Last Promise Story (Image Epoch) 1000 yen
  • Persona 3 Portable (Atlus) 1500 yen
  • Metal Slug Complete (SNK Playmore) 500 yen
  • Higurashi Daybreak Portable Me, Mega Edition (Create) 500 yen
  • Atelier Viorate: Alchemist of Gramnad 2 (Gust) 1000 yen
  • Shutokou Battle (Genki) 1000 yen
  • Dynasty Warriors (Koei-Tecmo) 500 yen
  • Dead or Alive Paradise (Koei-Tecmo) 1000 yen
  • Colin McRae: DiRT 2 (Codemasters) 1000 yen
  • Ever17: the out of infinity (Cyberfront) 500 yen
  • Nanatama: Chronicle of Dungeon Maker (Gae) 500 yen
  • Ginsei Shogi Portable (Silver Star Japan) 1000 yen
  • Kuru-kuru Chameleon (Starfish SD) 500 yen
  • Hot Shots Golf Portable 2 (Sony) 500 yen
  • Patapon 3 (Sony) 1000 yen
  • Gran Turismo PSP (Sony) 1000 yen
  • Nano Diver (Takara-Tomy) 1000 yen
  • Princess Days Portable (Takuyo) 740 yen
  • Secret Room Sacrifice (D3 Publisher) 1000 yen
  • Promise This Blue Sky: Paradise in Hand (TGR) 100 yen
  • Everybody Read: Masterpiece & Mystery & Horror & Literature (Dorasu) 500 yen
  • Disgaea 2 Portable (NIS) 500 yen
  • Phantom Kingdom Portable (NIS) 1000 yen
  • Tsuyokisu 2 Semester Portable (Netrevo) 500 yen
  • Pachislot Simulator, Secret Treasure Edition: Sealed Goddess Portable (Paon) 2400 yen
  • The Convenience Store Portable (Hamster) 1000 yen
  • Unchain Blaze Rex (FuRyu) 1050 yen
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion Battle Orchestra Portable (Broccoli) 1000 yen
  • Kanon (Prototype) 1000 yen
  • I Conquer the Path I Believe In (From Software) TBA
  • Harvest Moon: Boy & Girl (Marvelous AQL) 500 yen
  • Maikomi Best: Mahjong Champion Portable: Mahjong Club Battle (My Navi) 530 yen
  • Memories Off (5pb.) 500 yen
  • Prince of Persia: Sands of Time (Ubisoft) 1000 yen
  • Tenshin Ranman: Happy-Go-Lucky!! (Russel) 1000 yen

Supporting Publishers:

  • Idea Factory
  • Capcom
  • Gung-ho Online Entertainment
  • Konami
  • System Soft Alpha
  • Square-Enix
  • Spike
  • Sega
  • Sonic Powered
  • Chunsoft
  • Nihon Falcom
  • fonfun
  • Media-5