The UMD Passport programme for Japan will not make it across to North America, according to Kotaku.

In Japan, PSP owners were granted cheaper downloads of digital versions of their UMDs for the purposes of transferring to Vita. It seems users in North America won't get the same deal, but we're waiting to hear more from Sony on the matter.

Does this affect your decision to pick up a Vita or are you still on course for its upcoming release?