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Sony Announces UMD Passport Program for PlayStation Vita Buyers

PSP owners can get discounted download versions for their Vita.


Sony shared details today on how it plans to let owners of PSP UMD games play their lineup on the PlayStation Vita.

The program is called UMD Passport. Available from December 6, just ahead of the Vita's December 17 release, UMD Passport will give you access to download versions of your UMD games at discount prices.

The UMD Passport program consists of the following steps:

  • 1. Download a UMD Registration Application from PlayStation Store to your PSP
  • 2. Boot up the UMD Registration Application from your PSP's XMB menu and insert the UMD game you want to register into the system.
  • 3. Follow the prompts to register your UMD disc with your PSN account
  • 4. You can then download the downloadable version of your game at discount price.

The program will support around 200 titles from 40 companies. Sony posted a partial list of compatible titles with pricing today. Access it here.

Pricing in the list centers around the 500 yen to 1500 yen range. Major titles like Gran Turismo, Persona 3, Phantom Kingdom, and Akiba's Trip are included. While companies like Square Enix, Falcom, Capcom, Konami and Sega haven't announced titles, they are on board with the program, Sony says.

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