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...
In addition to the announcement of its UMD Passport program, Sony has also detailed exactly how PlayStation Portable games will work on PS Vita
Similarly to full Vita releases, each PSP game will receive its own LiveArea screen. From here you'll be able to access the game and its digital manual where available. In-game you'll be able to toggle a...
Sony has released details of the first forty titles that will support its UMD Passport backwards compatibility initiative
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..
The PlayStation Portable is still hot property in Japan
So naturally there's a bit of friction in the region about the PlayStation Vita's lack of UMD backwards compatibility. Sony's aiming to reduce that friction by announcing the PSP-Vita UMD Passport Program for the region. While not foolproof — it's better than nothing. The initiative will...
Here we PSP Go again
Sony's has posted a PS Vita FAQ to its Japanese PlayStation site, revealing that the company may plan on offering discounted digital downloads for the UMD games PSP gamers have amassed over the years. The FAQ includes the question "Can PS Vita play PSP Games?" The answer is yes, but only via digital downloads. Sony...
It's a discussion constantly on the minds of people upgrading to a new system. But it's an odd one really. The ability to play legacy titles is always welcome of course, but who actually upgrades their hardware to play old games? Still, it might not be an important issue to us, but it is to a lot of others. And so Sony's got a plan for PlayStation Vita. Seeing as the system..
If you were smart (like us) you would have switched to purchasing your PlayStation Portable content via the PlayStation Store a long time ago
UMDs were clearly a dead format many years ago, regardless of your stance towards digital download content. Paying a little extra for digital games this past few years has paid off though. While the Next...
According to CVG, third-party peripheral manufacturer Logitech are working on a UMD add-on for the PSPgo
No release information was given, but apparently the device plugs into the PSPgo, allowing users to play UMDs on the UMD-less portable. Apparently the device will make the handheld a little more "bulky", but works fine. Logitech's UK office claimed to know nothing of the device,..