Sony looking into UMD compatibility for Vita - Gematsu
Sony looking into UMD compatibility for Vita
posted on 09.14.11 at 01:43 AM EST by (@salromano)
Details at a later date.

PlayStation Vita doesn’t have a UMD slot, so support for PlayStation Portable games are limited to download-only titles. However, according to SCEJ president Hiroshi Kawano, there may be a solution yet for UMD backwards-compatibility.

Speaking during Sony’s Tokyo Game Show press conference, Hirano said the company is currently looking into a priced program that will allow UMD owners to play their PSP games on PlayStation Vita.

Details will be announced at a later date.

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  • Zero

    This is good news. And finally! It pretty much killed the PSP go, anyone remember that thing? xD

    • FinalFantasy_fangirl

      PSP go was dead on arrival.

  • Good news. Also, was the storage medium of the Vita actually announced, or am I just been absent minded? I cant think of it been said what type of media it will use

    • @TezChi: A proprietry flash card format known as NVG, roughly 3 times the size of the bespoke memory cards that will also be available for the system. It has indeed already been announced, but Sony didn’t make a big deal out of it, hence it was easy to miss.

      And yes, this is definitely good news, especially considering how many great PSP titles are still not available on PSN anyway.

  • Genesis

    this is great news

  • Azure’Sora

    :O , I just love sony =D

  • Jackle

    I’ll hold my excitement until they provide further detail on this “priced program”. At least they’re looking into it.

  • FaithlessMr

    The best piece of news out of the Sony press conference imo. I’m glad they’re actually doing this, and this is what I actually needed to leap into the Vita.

  • go-go-boy

    they said the same thing about the psp go and well we see how that turned out just saying all that glitter ain’t gold.

  • Devoted

    This will all depend on what the price’s will be… I know a few ppl that have said “if I have to pay anything at all it’s still unfair and I won’t do it”, which I kind of disagree, since depending on the transfer process there might be (higher or lower) costs involved…

    Still, I rather have the option of getting my UMD games on the Vita and choosing to do so or not than not being able to do it at all…