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Sony will ‘consider’ support for UMD games on the PS Vita


With the PSP’s massive library of games and with it’s successor, the PS Vita, coming out in the holiday of 2011. People are wondering if the Vita will be able to play older PSP games.

From Destructoid:

I’ve talked before about how I hope all my lovely UMD-based PSP games will somehow work on the PlayStation Vita. Sony has not said much about how they would offer up support since the product announcement, but a new blurb in a PlayStation Vita FAQ gives me hope.

Q: I have UMD games but do I need to buy them again from PlayStation Store to play the same game on PS Vita?

A: We will consider every possibility for support on bought UMD games but we have nothing to comment at this point in time.

That’s far from confirmation, but it does at least sound positive. The FAQ also states that they have no plans to bring any kind of UMD reader out for the device. Sony says that they’ll continue the push to get UMD games released on their new game medium. Stay tuned and keep your fingers crossed.

Peronsally, I think Sony is evil enough to not support UMD games on the Vita and just ask us to re-buy the games in digital form just because they can. But I do hope that they atleast provide some form of software to be able to transfer your PSP UMD games over to the Vita. If the PSPGo had such software, it woulda sold like hotcakes in my opinion.
 

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  1. August 16, 2011 at 6:29 am

    Completely agree… I mean, I love the GO. I love it’s design and how small it is. The damn thing looks so cool but I have too many UMD games to buy a PSP that can’t play any of them and I’m not going to re-purchase games that I already bought.

    I’m sort of okay with the Vita not having a UMD drive or UMD support of any kind because I don’t plan on selling my PSP anyway, but I’d love it if Sony gave it some sort of UMD attachment or something…

  2. Paul
    August 30, 2011 at 9:09 am

    I really hope Sony give us the option of somehow playing UMD games/movies on the Vita, otherwise I’ll just stick with my PSP and not bother with getting the Vita (can’t imagine not being able to play “Final Fantasy: Crisis Core” – and with a lot of big release coming up, I certainly can’t afford to be re-buying games I’ve already paid for!)

  1. February 8, 2012 at 2:28 pm

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