PSP games that secretly run on the Vita: all you need is a PS3

Cnet: The PS Vita is a pretty phenomenal piece of hardware that's technically capable of being backwards-compatible with the entire PSP library.

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ANIALATOR1362189d ago

I thought there was an update so pretty much all games worked now anyway

Trey_4_life2189d ago (Edited 2189d ago )

All i know is, as it stands, i'm absolutely delighted with the cutting edge, state of the art technology i have with the vita.

Sony once again pushing the limits and leading the industry with it's innovation, so if they can make all groundbreaking psp titles play on the vita then i will be overly impressed.

darthv722189d ago

can anyone verify if the psp versions of lbp and mnr and stardust portable work on the vita using this method?

I received lbp and mnr as part of the "welcome back" program they did when they were giving away 2 psp games and 2 ps3 games to those affected by the network issue.

I also have killzone liberation and dante inferno in digital form. All 5 of these games are on my GO and I would like to xfr them to the vita but if they dont work then I will just keep them on the GO.

I do have a feeling that if there were a vita version of a game, sony might block the psp version from working on the vita but I cant confirm that right now.

Anyone have lbp or mnr from the same program? Anyone have a vita they have tried this with?

El_Colombiano2189d ago

I got LBP to copy over from my PS3. MNR wouldn't. Searching on the Vita itself, I couldn't find either...

FFXI1012188d ago

Darthv, I also have MNR and Killzone-Liberation.

The MNR would not work on Vita but the KZ-Liberation will. I haven't try the LBP yet but I will later.

Soldierone2188d ago

I can't get Killzone Liberation to transfer. I tried several times and it said I have to re download it and transfer it then. However now when I go to my download list it isn't there anymore....

I purposely downloaded that game to work on my Vita....

darthv722188d ago

thanks for the info. A friend got one and tried playing lunar on it. Said the content manager would not recognize the vita connected to his ps3. come to find he was trying to copy a ps1 version of lunar and not the psp version.

I have 4 ps1 classics just itching to be played on that oled screen. PS1 support can't come any sooner.

Blacksand12188d ago

Almost all the games for PSP work if u downloaded them from the PSN store. I just put VC2 and MHU on my Vita

FFXI1012188d ago

Did you try the transaction management?

badz1492188d ago (Edited 2188d ago )

1. MNR and LBP both work like a charme on Vita no problem. I (only) have these 2 PSP games on my PS3 and I can confirmed that they work 100% and yeah, along with all the online features too!

2. many PSP games downloaded before the renewal of ToS for PSN and PSP games that allows only 2 registered PS3s and 2 registered PSP/Vita having the same copy at the same time, will need to be redownloaded for I-don't-know-why reason. I got LBP and MNR during the welcome back and I can't transfer both of them at first. I redownloaded both of them and just then I can transfer them to my Vita. if you already have more than 2 PSPs registered and have the games you want to transfer, you have to deactivate them to make space for the Vita.

hope this helps.


not all games work but most do. I stumbled upon this 1 PSP game I forgot what it is on PSN that stated clearly "this game is incompatible with the PS Vita" or something like that in its description.

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brodychet2188d ago

LBP works. MNR doesn't yet.

brodychet2187d ago

jeez. The people on this site make no sense. I state facts and get disagreed. Like.. Why?

MrGunny942189d ago

Indeed, any ETA for the update?

WitWolfy2189d ago

Any news on remote play compatibility?

f7897902188d ago

No. Meanwhile people with hacked ps3's can play whatever with remote play.

Perfect example of why custom firmware is better. It may not work perfectly but it's not going to cut you off because it might stumble. It's idiotic to cut you off.

kamanashi2188d ago

Those people also sacrifice controls and there is a decent amount of lag between button press and actions on screen. If they enabled it for all, it would just cause more complaints.

Hicken2188d ago

Meanwhile people with hacked PS3s can't get the updated firmware to be compatible with the Vita, thus making the entire thing that much more complicated.

WitWolfy2188d ago

Man... Was really hoping it would of had the feature out of the box. Would be awesome playing MGS HD remotely while im at work.

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SandwichHammock2188d ago

I really would like R Type Tactics to be supported. I know its not on the list, and I don't want to drop 14.99 to find out its not recognized through the content manager.

f7897902188d ago

Doesn't look like it. If it doesn't show up in the store on your Vita, it won't work.

Flying Hamster wouldn't show up in the content manager when connected to my ps3, but I was able to download it from the store on my Vita.

badjournalism2188d ago

"If it doesn't show up in the store on your Vita, it won't work."

This is total BS. That statement has already been disproved or did you not bother reading the article?

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