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Vita Can Play ‘Most’ Downloadable PSP Games, Sony Thinking About Solution for UMD Owners

Sony's next generation handheld will, as previously promised, support downloadable PSP titles. The PlayStation Vita will even let you take advantage of its dual analog sticks to control some software. But what about those of us with nothing but PSP games on UMD?

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KingSlayer1777d ago

I'm not buying a Vita to play PSP games. Still, "most" is better than "none".

Cloudberry1777d ago

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I still keep my beloved 3000 though.

SilentNegotiator1777d ago

I still have my PSP, but I hope they "GO" through with a plan to give a solution for UMDs.

Ju1777d ago

Retribution! - Unfortunately, that was my last UMD purchase... The last MGS (which I never finished on the PSP). Got plenty of games for the Go! Nice to be able to play them on the Vita.

Thatguy-3101777d ago

I'm sensing an attachment coming up :)

UltimateIdiot9111777d ago

I'm not either but I do have some games on UMD that I would love to play on the Vita instead of carrying a PSP and PSVita.

One of my favorite is Valkyrie Profile:Lenneth.

Christopher1777d ago

There is no easy solution for doing this that wouldn't allow people to easily give the same game on UMD to all their friends. But, I say they should just go ahead and do it and allow UMDs to be downloaded with a PC synch to MediaGo and then upload it as its own program file to the Vita. Sure, it allows piracy on a small level, but it's not like a lot of those people are going to buy old PSP games in the first place...

kaveti66161777d ago

Oh, is this a sharing-with-friends issue?

Christopher1777d ago

@kaveti6616:

Yeah. The easy solution wold be to use MediaGo on your PC to manage the process. You would connect your PSP, synch it with MediaGo, put in a UMD, and then run a process from MediaGo that would convert the UMD to a digital version of the game that could be then uploaded to any other PSP compatible device.

The problem? Once you do that, you could give the UMD to all your friends to do the same thing or just sell the UMD. People could go buy a ton of used UMDs, perform the same action, and then sell them back.

The other option of sending in your games for a DLC code just doesn't seem too profitable for Sony, IMHO, considering the overhead costs in managing the process as well as shipping fees.

In all honesty, I see them reducing PSP game costs and selling them on the PSN as usual. Perhaps an option for users of PSPs to get a discount on all of the old games, but there really isn't a way you can do that that wouldn't be available to everyone else since SKUs are about the only unique element to a game/PSP, and each game of a single release has the same SKU.

fatstarr1776d ago

last i checked people all over claimed the vita was fully backwards compatable

pff everyone forgets the umd's

looks like this box is unchecked.

and I dont know about you guys but I still play my ds games on my 3ds and I am sure you will want to do the same via psp-psv

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smashcrashbash1777d ago

Never got around to buying a PSP. This just quadruples the amount of games I will want to play on the VITA. PS2, VITA,PSN AND PSP games

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AdmiralSnake1777d ago

Why didn't they think about this earlier in the development cycle ?

Anyway they released a new model of the PSP which is dirt cheap, I think in Europe... so I mean if I wanna play my PSP games I would just play it on my PSP, wouldn't mind seeing some remakes like Crisis Core for the Vita though.

Christopher1777d ago

***Why didn't they think about this earlier in the development cycle ? ***

They do, they just don't discuss it publicly until it's asked.

AdmiralSnake1777d ago

This was asked plenty of times though o___0.

They asked Sony would their be a model or an attachment to enable the Vita to Play UMDs and Sony basically beat around the bush lol.

Christopher1777d ago (Edited 1777d ago )

***They asked Sony would their be a model or an attachment to enable the Vita to Play UMDs and Sony basically beat around the bush lol.***

And they responded above...

Again, you said that this is something they should be thinking about early in the development cycle. It is. Just because they don't share their plans or lack thereof at this time or any prior time, doesn't mean it wasn't something they've been thinking about.

Baka-akaB1777d ago

Funny thing is some naysayers will keep using the psp as a negative point ... when back then they couldnt give a damn about the psp , stated it had no games , or was dead .

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