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How to Download PSP Titles to PS Vita

Jeff Rubenstein's Avatar + Posted by Jeff Rubenstein on Feb 09, 2012 // Sr. Social Media Manager

PSP Gaming on PS Vita

PS Vita will begin making its way into gamers’ hands in just a few short days! Day one Vita owners will have many, many games to choose from, with 25 titles announced for launch on February 22nd. Actually, make that 26 — Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus is now a confirmed launch title as well.

If you’re being thorough, however, that number is off by a bit… like by 90%. Hundreds of classic PSP titles and minis will also be available to play on PS Vita on day one via the PlayStation Store. Even better, if you’ve already downloaded a compatible PSP title, you can download it directly onto your PS Vita at no extra cost (please note that some limitations do apply).

There are a couple of ways to get these PSP games onto your PS Vita:

  • Purchase PSP games from PS Vita’s PlayStation Store and download via WiFi directly to your system. If you’ve already purchased a game via PSN from the list below, you can redownload it from the Download List.

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  • If you’ve already got one of these games sitting on your PS3 XMB (or have purchased from the PS3’s PlayStation Store), you can connect your PS Vita to the PS3 via the included USB cable, and transfer the game via PS Vita’s on-board Content Manager.

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Here are the first 275 PSP titles ready to be downloaded onto PS Vita. Don’t worry if you don’t see your favorite title here now; more PSP titles will be made available for PS Vita play in the coming weeks. We’ll keep this list current and let you know when updates are made.

PSP Titles

101-in-1 Megamix
300: March To Glory
The 3rd Birthday
Ace Combat: Joint Assault
Adventures To Go!
Alpha Mission II
Archer Maclean’s Mercury
Armored Core 3 Portable
Armored Core: Last Raven Portable
Armored Core: Silent Line Portable
Art of Fighting
Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines
Baseball Stars Professional
Blade Dancer Lineage of Light
BlazBlue Portable: Calamity Trigger
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II
Blazing Souls Accelate
Bomberman
Bomberman ’94
Bomberman Land
Bomberman Legacy
Chameleon
ClaDun x2
Cladun: This is an RPG!
Class of Heroes
Corpse Party
Creature Defense
Crimson Gem Saga
Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower
Daxter
Dead or Alive Paradise
Dirt 2
Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days
Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness
Disgaea: Infinite
Dissidia 012 [Duodecim] Prologus: Final Fantasy
Dissidia 012 [Duodecim]: Final Fantasy
Dissidia: Final Fantasy
DJ Max Portable 3
Dragon’s Lair
Dragoneer’s Aria
Dungeon Explorer
Dungeon Explorer: Warriors of Ancient Arts
Dungeon Maker Hunting Ground
Dynasty Warriors
Dynasty Warriors Vol. 2
Dynasty Warriors: Strike Force
Eye of Judgment Legends
Fading Shadows
Fatal Fury
Fate/Extra
Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection
Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions
Gladiator Begins
God of War: Chains of Olympus
God of War: Ghost of Sparta
Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus
Half-Minute Hero
Harvest Moon: Boy and Girl
Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley
Hoard
Hot Brain
IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey
Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon
Jikandia: The Timeless Land
Justice League Heroes
Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble
The King of Fighters ’94
The King of Fighters ’95
Knights in the Nightmare
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend
League Bowling
Legend of Heroes, The: Trails in the Sky
LEGO Batman: The Videogame
LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean
Lord of Arcana
Lord of the Rings, The: Aragorn’s Quest
Lunar: Silver Star Harmony
Magician Lord
Major League Baseball 2K11
Mana Khemia: Student Alliance
Mega Man: Maverick Hunter X
Metal Slug
Metal Slug 2
Metal Slug Anthology
Metal Slug XX
Military History: Commander: Europe at War
Mimana Iyar Chronicle
Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
MX vs. ATV: Reflex
NBA 2K10
NBA 2K11
NBA 2K12
NeoGeo Heroes: Ultimate Shooting
Neutopia
New Adventure Island
No Heroes Allowed!
Patapon 2
Petz Dogz Family
Petz Hamsterz Bunch
Petz Saddle Club
Phantom Brave: The Hermuda Triangle
Pool Hall Pro
Power Stone Collection
Prince of Persia: Revelations
Prince of Persia: Rival Swords
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood!
Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero?
Puzzle Guzzle
Ridge Racer
Riviera: The Promised Land
Samurai Shodown
Samurai Shodown Anthology
Samurai Warriors: State of War
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2: Innocent Sin
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable
Shock Troopers
SNK Arcade Classics Volume 1
SOCOM U.S. Navy SEALs: Tactical Strike
Soldier Blade
Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny
Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max
Super Sidekicks
Super Star Soldier
Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow
Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together
Tekken 6
TNT Racers
Tokobot
Tom Clancy’s Endwar
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Predator
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Essentials
Tron: Evolution: The Video Game
UFC Undisputed 2010
Ultimate Board Game Collection
Ultimate Ghosts ‘n Goblins
Valhalla Knights
Vertigo
Victory Run
Warriors of the Lost Empire
Warriors Orochi
Warriors Orochi 2
What Did I do to Deserve This My Lord?
What Did I do to Deserve This My Lord? 2
Wild Arms XF
World Heroes
World Sports Competition
Worms: Battle Islands
WWE Smackdown Vs. Raw 2011
Yggdra Union
Ys Seven
Ys: The Oath in Felghana
Z. H. P.: Unlosing Ranger Vs. Darkdeath Evilman

PlayStation Minis

3, 2, 1…SuperCrash!
4×4 Jam
5 in 1 Arcade Hits
Ace Armstrong Vs. The Alien Scumbags!
Actual Crimes: Jack The Ripper
Aero Racer
Age of Hammer Wars
Age of Zombies
Alien Havoc
Alien Zombie Death
Alpha Mission
Ancient Game Treasures: Mill
Apache Overkill
Aquattack!
Arcade Darts
Arcade Essentials
Arcade Essentials Evolution
Archibald’s Adventures
Arctic Adventures
Athena
Babel: The King of the Blocks
Bashi Blocks
Beam ‘Em Up
Blast Off
Blimp: The Flying Adventures
Block Cascade Fusion
Boom Beats
BreakQuest
Brick Breaker
Bubble Trubble
Bunny Dodge
Burnin’ Rubber
Busy Sweets Factory
Car Jack Streets
Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter
Caterpillar
Charge! Tank Squad!
Circles
Coconut Dodge
Cubixx
D-Cube Planet
Deflector
Digi-Tiles
Doodle Fit
Dr. MiniGames
Dynogems
Earthshield
Echoes
Express Raider
Flick Fishing
Flying Hamster
Fort Commander II: Counterattack
Fort Commander: King’s Gambit
Fortix
Freekscape: Escape From Hell
Funky Punch
Gold Fever
Hello Flowerz
Heracles Chariot Racing
HISTORY: Egypt Engineering an Empire
HISTORY: Ice Road Truckers
Hot Shots Shorties: Blue Pack
Hot Shots Shorties: Green Pack
Hot Shots Shorties: Red Pack
Hot Shots Shorties: Yellow Pack
Hysteria Project
I Must Run!
Influence
Jane’s Hotel
JellyCar 2
Jewel Keepers: Easter Islands
Kahoots
Legend of Kunoichi
Let’s Golf
Lock ‘n’ Chase
Love Cupid
Mahjong Solitaire
Me Monster: Hear Me Roar!
Mighty Flip Champs! DX
MiniSquadron
Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess
N.O.V.A.
Normal Tanks
One Two Boat Racing
Pallurikio
Panda Craze
Pinball Dreams
Pinball Fantasies
Quiz Animania
Ramen Heaven
Reef Aquarium
Retro Cave Flyer
Robin Hood: The Return of Richard
Rocks N’ Rockets
Route 66
Shapo
Sheep Defense
Shogi
Smash Break
Space Shooter for 2 Bucks!, A
Spaceball: Revolution
Spot the Differences!
Stellar Attack
Sweet Reversi
Tehra: Dark Warrior
Telegraph Crosswords
Telegraph Sudoku & Kakuro
Urbanix
Vempire
Vibes
VT Tennis
Who’s That Flying?!
Widget’s Odyssey 2
Widgets Odyssey
Young Thor
Yummy Yummy Cooking Jam
Zenonia
Zombie Tycoon

//Add Your Own

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+ dreddi1 on February 9th, 2012 at 11:36 am said:

Where is Resistance: Retribution?? It better be compatible!


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+ dimy93 on February 9th, 2012 at 11:36 am said:

Same limitaions apply for Vita????? I mean 2 Vitas per perchase right?


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+ langdon on February 9th, 2012 at 11:37 am said:

This list definitely needs more Jeanne D’arc. Happy to see Trails in the Sky here though.


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+ KazeEternal on February 9th, 2012 at 11:37 am said:

With that list I’ll be sticking to my PSP until the rest of my games are made available…. Speaking of which is Sony talking to developers/publishers about getting the UMD only titles onto PSN? I’d like to get games like Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII which I own for PSP UMD on the PS Vita. When can we expect to hear news about PSOne titles on PS Vita? Game save transfers?

So summation:
Can we expect sony to help bring Crisis Core: FF7 and other UMD Only titles to PSN for Vita?

How do we transfer game saves between Vita and PSP?

When can we expect PSOne titles?


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+ Ftwrthtx on February 9th, 2012 at 11:37 am said:

MLB 10 and MLB 11 aren’t listed.


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+ Christian399 on February 9th, 2012 at 11:37 am said:

“Hexyz Force” is another I bought for that wretched Go before I sold it that I never got around to playing. Any info on that title’s current compatability would be appreciated as well.


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+ fifthcore on February 9th, 2012 at 11:38 am said:

@Reluctant-Hero. Thanks. Is it the Japanese version or is the UI in English? If it’s English then why wasn’t there a blog post about that or added in this post as one of the options for downloading stuff….


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+ marlyt on February 9th, 2012 at 11:38 am said:

@ 48

So what are you saying??? It makes no sense at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ krae_man on February 9th, 2012 at 11:40 am said:

That PS3 Transfer screen looks different. Did 4.10 change things?

Does this mean I don’t have to put up with all those nasty install files sitting on my XMB unable to be put into folders?


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+ Kchow23 on February 9th, 2012 at 11:40 am said:

Recap for people who aren’t actually reading the article and are just looking at the list:

That is the first 275 games of many more to be supported and that list will keep growing, so don’t be worried that your favorite game isn’t there because it will be eventually.


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+ megamixer on February 9th, 2012 at 11:40 am said:

What a complete and utter disaster. I own 29 digital PSP games a 1 Mini. Let’s see how my collection fares…

Compatible with Vita:
- Disgaea: Infinite
- Mega Man: Maverick Hunter X
- Ys Seven
- Ys: The Oath in Felghana

Incompatible with Vita:
- Burnout Legends
- Brave Story: New Traveler
- Crush
- echochrome
- echoshift
- Fate/unlimited codes
- Gran Turismo
- Guilty Gear Judgement
- Hot Shots Shorties Blue Pack
- Hot Shots Shorties Green Pack
- Hot Shots Shorties Red Pack
- Hot Shots Shorties Yellow Pack
- Little Big Planet
- LocoRoco -Midnight Carnival-
- Lunar Silver Star Harmony
- ModNation Racers
- Patchwork Heroes
- Phantasy Star Portable 2
- Pinball Heroes: PAIN
- Pursuit Force
- Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters
- SOCOM : U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3
- Tetris
- The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky
- Ys I & II Chronicles

>buy games digitally since UMDs won’t be supported
>digital games aren’t supported either
>mfw


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+ NIGHTRAVEN3 on February 9th, 2012 at 11:41 am said:

Ok, obviously no ones reading the whole article, if there still saying “what?! no -insert game title here- WTF SONY!”

CLEARLY it says, “don’t worry if you don’t see your favorite game, there are many more titles to come with the next few weeks. “


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+ krae_man on February 9th, 2012 at 11:42 am said:

Also where’s Jeanne Darc? Did that get removed off PSN?


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+ Reluctant-Hero on February 9th, 2012 at 11:42 am said:

@Megamixer: Hot Shots Shorties are supported, by they’re listed in the “Minis” section.


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+ megamixer on February 9th, 2012 at 11:43 am said:

And before I get slammed by “bu-bu-bu this is just the first wave!” people need I remind you of a certain console that had only limited BC at launch? How many original XBOX titles can be played on the 360? Not even close to all of them. Also, they gave up on BC. As did Sony earlier this generation. I wait with bated breath to see if even a “second wave” of BC support hits Vita.


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+ vader1991 on February 9th, 2012 at 11:44 am said:

my sony rep at work said that ps1 support SHOULD be in a day one patch along with netflix and other apps. Guess we will see when the system fully launches on the 22nd


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+ megamixer on February 9th, 2012 at 11:44 am said:

@Reluctant-Hero
Ah, that is really strange. They aren’t listed as Minis on the PS Store (at least, not when I purchased them). Well, that’s 8 / 30…. *slow clap*


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+ fifthcore on February 9th, 2012 at 11:45 am said:

@megamixer Lunar Silver Star Harmony is on the list


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+ krae_man on February 9th, 2012 at 11:46 am said:

I love drilling the Pitcher in the Baseball game in Hot Shots Shorties.

I nail him in the head then knock his pissed off reaction pitch out of the park:lol


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+ megamixer on February 9th, 2012 at 11:47 am said:

@fifthcore
Must be a copy/paste failure there. 9 / 30! Almost a third of the way (not counting the 17 titles I own on UMD, naturally)…


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+ Christian399 on February 9th, 2012 at 11:49 am said:

@NIGHTRAVEN You’re not helping the situation. Sony launched this freaking thing in Japan two months ago, almost three, and had plenty of time to iron out the kinks. What the Hell were they doing with that time? Certainly not advertising their product efficiently. Promising backwards compatibility with PSP/ PSN titles then saying: “Here’s less than 1/2 of what we have on the store that we know works! Hang tight!” A week before release I might add. How disorganized and incompetent can a company be? And this is the profitable division. No wonder Sony got downgraded to below junk bonds. Only reason I’m getting a Vita is to support the JRPG developers.


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+ crusher915 on February 9th, 2012 at 11:49 am said:

When will we see the PS Vita commercials?


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+ redthehaze on February 9th, 2012 at 11:50 am said:

I’m surprised that most people on here can’t read the part that said: “more PSP titles will be made available for PS Vita play in the coming weeks.” The Vita isn’t out yet in the US so you should chill first. Just wait, yo.


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+ ParkingtigersX on February 9th, 2012 at 11:50 am said:

I just want to repeat, this is list is NOT COMPLETE. I can personally confirm the following games DO WORK on Vita:

Jeanne d’Arc
GUN: Showdown
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
Valkyria Chronicles II.

These games DO work, and I would bet that many others missing from the list do as well. It is likely that this is just a list of the ones that have been tested, a work experience lad is probably sitting there with a Vita right now loading up the rest to see if they also work.

And for crying out loud people, the console isn’t officially out yet. See how the list looks in a few days and THEN start your complaining.

Btw, PSone games can be played through Remote Play. I’ve tested it on 11 PSone games and they all work just fine when streamed from the PS3. Hopefully native support will be ready soon. Chill out guys, it’s all good and the Vita is damn sexy, you are going to love it.


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+ Sonicfan11589 on February 9th, 2012 at 11:51 am said:

CAN’T WAIT TO PLAY THE 3RD BIRTHDAY ON VITA, WON’T GET MY HANDS CRAMPED ON THE PLAYING IT ON THE PSP GO ANY MORE.


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+ XBLRamstein on February 9th, 2012 at 11:52 am said:

I like how people are forgiving $ony for this egregious mistake. The PSP was a single generation ago. The last Nintendo handheld to support GBA games was the DS Lite. By that time, GBA games weren’t being made, so it didn’t make sense for the 3DS to have a GBA slot. The PSP and PSPGo are the same generation. ONE GENERATION ago. This does not make it ‘OK’. And no I am not looking to ‘just complain’ – I want to ‘just play’ my games. We’re all GAMERS here. Don’t forget that.


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+ DaMann22 on February 9th, 2012 at 11:54 am said:

There are a few that NEED to be included, but personally im glad that Legend of Heroes: TiTS and DJ Max Fever are on that list


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+ sebasdv on February 9th, 2012 at 11:55 am said:

What about PSN+?? there´s any chance to have some rewards?


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+ FreakmanJ on February 9th, 2012 at 11:55 am said:

So let’s see, not only can’t I do anything with the over sixty UMD games I have because you won’t do the Passport program over here for God knows what reason, but I also can’t do anything with my digital copies of Patchwork Heroes, Practical Quotient, The Warriors, or all that Rock Band Unplugged DLC I have. Thanks guys, you’re really convincing me that upgrading to a Vita is a good idea!


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+ DeathGazer on February 9th, 2012 at 11:59 am said:

So none of the Welcome Back games (Killzone: Liberation, LBP, ModNation, or Pursuit Force) are backwards compatible? What a joke…


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+ boxmyth on February 9th, 2012 at 12:00 pm said:

PS1 games too please.


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+ NIGHTRAVEN3 on February 9th, 2012 at 12:01 pm said:

lol i bet that list is just tested games wile people are bellyaching. it would make sense for Sony to not assure all games are backwards compatible. Yeah MS made a few hundred games compatible with 360… but Sony is not MS. Lets not forget that the earlier PS3′s were compatible with just about every PS1 & 2 game.


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+ Major_Hoare on February 9th, 2012 at 12:02 pm said:

Why aren’t Mod Nation and LittleBigPlanet PSP suppored? Oh, yeah, that’s right $ony crippled those titles with restrictive DRM so as gamers are forced to buy the vita versions…..LAME. One more reason not to buy the Vita…


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+ Chaos_Bladez on February 9th, 2012 at 12:02 pm said:

No Peace Walker… I have strange feeling they will try to resell us those games instead of letting us copy them.


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+ dragonmagician on February 9th, 2012 at 12:02 pm said:

No Patapon 3???

I hope you are planning to have sales on PSP games…some of these games are too expensive currently.


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+ megamixer on February 9th, 2012 at 12:02 pm said:

By the way:

No Little Big Planet, Modnation, or Wipeout PSP support at launch?

Gee… Why ever could that be, I wonder… *tinfoil hat*


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+ NIGHTRAVEN3 on February 9th, 2012 at 12:05 pm said:

Sigh… i lol at the amount of people who cannot carefully read this article and start bellyaching over there supposedly non-supported game.


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+ Jude_Government on February 9th, 2012 at 12:06 pm said:

Any chance that The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky will get added to this list? I’ve been holding out on getting it in hopes that it would be playable on my (pre-ordered) Vita.


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+ ParkingtigersX on February 9th, 2012 at 12:09 pm said:

I went and checked, and you can add another two games to this list of games that work:

Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords
Killzone Liberation.

I’ve seen a lot of comments moaning about Killzone not being on there, but guys it does work, looking at it right now. The only game I can’t check right now is LittleBigPlanet as I didn’t have room on my memory card to copy it over. I’ll go and put that on now and see if it works. So far though, not a single one of my digital PSP collection hasn’t worked. They’ve all been playing flawlessly, I see no reason for any of the games not to.


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+ omegasc on February 9th, 2012 at 12:11 pm said:

We need filters for the Download List, please… scrolling to my big list of “Cannot download using a PS Vita System” is a pain.


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+ coramdeo7 on February 9th, 2012 at 12:13 pm said:

Hey y’all, listen this post is a little misleading. I have an imported vita and have been downloading games all day. The 275 list only includes Vita titles that can be downloaded directly from the Vita. But I have many titles that are not in that 275 (Peace Walker, Jeanne d’arc, Gran Turismo, etc.). All of them can be downloaded on the Ps3 and then transferred to the Vita. The entire digital library will work! So no worries. But so far Media Go does not transfer any titles. This is awesome! And they look great. Again no worries!


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+ Mayhem_child on February 9th, 2012 at 12:15 pm said:

Wow.
No Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core?

Are you kidding me?
This game is such a legend…
PLEASE consider taking this one and making it compatible…


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+ johnnyp70 on February 9th, 2012 at 12:15 pm said:

Angry Birds???
Tetris mini???


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+ coramdeo7 on February 9th, 2012 at 12:20 pm said:

All minis and all psp digital titles work on the Vita! BUT you have to use the Ps3 to download them. They are not on the VITA psn store. Trust me.


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+ Curtisio on February 9th, 2012 at 12:21 pm said:

I don’t see MY PSP titles listed – I’m hoping this is just a partial list available on the Vita’s PS Store.


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+ megamixer on February 9th, 2012 at 12:21 pm said:

@ParkingtigersX & coramdeo7
That’s somewhat reassuring. Thanks for the info and hard work you guys.

@Mayhem_child
Crisis Core isn’t on PSN in any region. Its UMD only, so of course it won’t work!


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+ MarioTBK on February 9th, 2012 at 12:24 pm said:

You all think in such a negitive light

What if games like Crisis Core and Peacewalker are being perhaps remade or upscaled PS2 classics style?


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+ NintendoTim on February 9th, 2012 at 12:27 pm said:

Or we could use the UMD Passport program!

Oh, wait…


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+ ParkingtigersX on February 9th, 2012 at 12:27 pm said:

@coramdeo7 Good catch man, that would go with my experiences too. I downloaded all my PSP games onto my PS3 and transferred them from there. They all work on the Vita, and I just checked Killzone and Chinatown Wars and they work too. It would make sense that the list is only of games that can be downloaded directly to the Vita itself.

Okay everyone, panic over. All the games work, the list is just wrongly labelled. It should state that these are the games that you can buy and/or download on the Vita only. The rest you need to get via a PC or PS3.


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+ Powerhousekrause on February 9th, 2012 at 12:30 pm said:

@ParkingtigersX I have a bunch already downloaded to my PS3. Do I need to do anything to install them on my PS3 first, or once they are dl’ed they are good to go?


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