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Vita gets more PSP titles

Vita gets more PSP titles

Sony has re-released 13 PSP titles on the US PlayStation Store that can now be downloaded directly to Vita.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 16th 2012 at 10:56AM in News
No UMD Passport for US

No UMD Passport for US

Sony has revealed that Vita owners in North America will not be able to download PSP games they already own on UMD.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Feb 8th 2012 at 11:13AM in News
More UMD on Vita details released

More UMD on Vita details released

Sony confirmed yet more details of how it intends to manage the compatibility between PlayStation Portable and PlayStation Vita.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 11th 2011 at 10:18AM in News
Vita UMD Passport announced

Vita UMD Passport announced

Sony has revealed a fresh initiative that it hopes will encourage PSP owners to make the step up to PlayStation Vita when it is released in Japan in a month’s ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 11th 2011 at 8:47AM in News

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Vita buyers - don't throw away your UMDs

Vita buyers - don't throw away your UMDs

Sony is hatching a plan that it hopes will entice more PSP owners to its next-generation PlayStation Vita system.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 11th 2011 at 8:38AM in News
Sony considering 'UMD conversion program' for PS Vita

Sony considering 'UMD conversion program' for PS Vita

We know that PS Vita is compatible with most digital PSP games, but Sony says it may also have a solution for those who own UMD versions of some titles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 14th 2011 at 11:32AM in News
NGP backwardly compatible with digital titles

NGP backwardly compatible with digital titles

Sony has confirmed that the NGP will definitely be backwardly compatible with games for the original PSP – as long as they have received a digital release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 31st 2011 at 10:42AM in News
NGP: Physical storage confirmed

NGP: Physical storage confirmed

As revealed by MCV earlier this month, Sony has stuck with physical media for its PSP successor, though it's opted for a flash card as opposed to disc based ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 27th 2011 at 8:40AM in News

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Sony reveals US PSP promotions

Sony reveals US PSP promotions

SCEA has named a number of titles that will see their prices at retail slashed as Sony steps up its handheld efforts in the face of struggling sales in the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 2nd 2010 at 11:53AM in News
Sony: UMD “alive and well”

Sony: UMD “alive and well”

Sony has claimed that its troubled UMD format is still going strong, and that it has no plans to drop the format in the foreseeable future.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 15th 2010 at 11:20AM in News
Square Enix sticking by PSP

Square Enix sticking by PSP

Publisher Square Enix has voiced its support for Sony’s PSP and vowed to continue to release many of its major IP both on physical UMD and through Sony’s growing digital ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 22nd 2010 at 3:05PM in News
PSPgo UMD attachment rumoured

PSPgo UMD attachment rumoured

Consumer website CVG is reporting that leading peripheral manufacturer Logitech  has plans to launch a UMD drive attachment for the PSPgo that will allow users to play their existing catalogue ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2009 at 12:05PM in News

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Sony outlines its UMD ‘solution’

Sony outlines its UMD ‘solution’

Ahead of next week’s global PSPgo launch, Sony has revealed that all those who buy the machine will be entitled to three free full-game downloads from the PSP PlayStation Store.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 24th 2009 at 2:41PM in News
HOLLAND: Nedgame shuns PSPgo

HOLLAND: Nedgame shuns PSPgo

Leading Netherlands-based retailer Nedgame is currently carrying a detailed explanation on the front page of its site explaining the many reasons why it won’t be stocking Sony’s new PSPgo – ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 16th 2009 at 11:42AM in News
PSP Minis ‘will probably come to UMD’

PSP Minis ‘will probably come to UMD’

New incentives may lie ahead for developers working on PSP Minis. The sub-100MB-sized games may soon end up on store shelves as packaged UMD games, according to Sony.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 11th 2009 at 12:49PM in News
Sony planned UMD-free PSP 'from the beginning'

Sony planned UMD-free PSP 'from the beginning'

Sony had planned to release a 'network centric' model of the PSP ever since the beginning, according to an interview on website GameBusiness.jp.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 2nd 2009 at 4:02PM in News

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Sony to offer UMD solution for PSPgo

Sony to offer UMD solution for PSPgo

It’s the obvious question to ask – if I upgrade to a PSPgo how am I going to play my old UMD games? Now Sony is saying that it’s putting ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 5th 2009 at 12:08PM in News
Team 17: UMD never really got going

Team 17: UMD never really got going

Team 17 Studio Head Martyn Brown has praised Sony’s newest PSP console, adding that the platform holder has made a wise move in embracing digital distribution.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 3rd 2009 at 5:24PM in News
How will retail handle the new PSP?

How will retail handle the new PSP?

The next PSP might not be unveiled for another two weeks, but retailers are  already debating the merits of the device.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 22nd 2009 at 11:10AM in News
Capcom confirms digital PSP title for Europe

Capcom confirms digital PSP title for Europe

A spokesperson for Capcom Europe has confirmed to MCV that it will be publishing Fate/Unlimited Codes on the PlayStation Network in Europe and, as with the US, it will ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 29th 2009 at 10:34AM in News
Capcom reveals digital-only PSP title

Capcom reveals digital-only PSP title

Following Sony’s revelation earlier this month that it is to release upcoming PSP sequel Patapon 2 in digital form only in North America, Capcom has now joined the party by ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2009 at 6:47PM in News
Sony aiming for simultaneous digital PSP releases

Sony aiming for simultaneous digital PSP releases

The head of PlayStation marketing at Sony America, John Koller, has stated that Sony would ideally like to see simultaneous digital versions of its PSP titles released alongside their retail ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 25th 2009 at 3:12PM in News
Global PSP unit sales hit 50 million

Global PSP unit sales hit 50 million

Sony has announced that it’s sold 50 million units of its PlayStation Portable handheld.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 13th 2009 at 9:31AM in News
TGS: All PSP games to be downloadable

TGS: All PSP games to be downloadable

Sony has confirmed that all of its future UMD PSP titles will be released simultaneously for download on the upcoming PSP Store – which, incidentally, has been given a Japanese ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 9th 2008 at 1:29PM in News
D3P bypasses UMD in favour of downloads

D3P bypasses UMD in favour of downloads

Publisher D3P has announced that it is to bring a number of its existing PSP titles to Sony’s PlayStation Network – a move that could be seen as a snub ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 9th 2008 at 5:46PM in News