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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. Six of the new additions are retail games, including two Tom Clancy games, while the other seven are app-like Minis titles, with four from Fruit Ninja creator Halfbrick Studios. Sony has …

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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. In Japan, the platform holder set up a UMD Passport program that allows PSP owners to register their games to their PSN accounts and re-download them on Vita …

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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. It was revealed this morning that the company is allowing PSP owners to re-buy some of the their current UMD collection in digital form for use on the new machine. A …

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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 time. Andriasang has first word of the ‘UMD Passport’. Once downloaded it will allow gamers to purchase digital version of …

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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. The only form of physical media that Vita uses is a proprietary memory card format, meaning that those with a library of UMD titles for their PSP face either holding on …

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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. Destructoid reports that Sony says that they’re considering some kind of program to offer special download versions as replacements”. There …

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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. Andriasang reports that the compatibility will be powered by software emulation and not by any dedicated on-board circuitry. However, as was seen with …

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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 system. The advantages fog static memory are numerous. Firstly, the moving mechanisms needed to read data off a disc are eradicated, …

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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 West. The move mirrors SCE UK’s recent statement of intent, having claimed that rejuvenating the handheld remains one of the …

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