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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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+ Dirkiller on February 16th, 2012 at 4:39 am said:

… AND I NEED ON PLEASE!!!!


302

+ Dirkiller on February 16th, 2012 at 4:40 am said:

… AND I NEED TWISTED METAL – HEAD ON PLEASE!!!!


303

+ Garylisk on February 16th, 2012 at 8:40 am said:

Crisis Core + Kindgom Hearts plz.


304

+ Chevy_Is_Life on February 16th, 2012 at 12:23 pm said:

Grand Theft Auto Vice City Stories & China Town Wars! D:


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+ unliving-12 on February 16th, 2012 at 8:13 pm said:

i want Patapon 3 to be Vita ready!!! i was looking forward to playing it on the vita but it’s not ready yet :(

will games become vita ready in big waves? what i mean is, a bunch becoming vita ready at a time? or what


306

+ KillingSpree0 on February 16th, 2012 at 11:07 pm said:

Please put kingdom hearts birth by sleep on psn quick!


307

+ togue on February 17th, 2012 at 2:24 pm said:

I was able to move my digital Gran Turismo PSP game to the PSVITA and it isn’t on the list. Just an FYI for others who are curious


308

+ Kamandol on February 17th, 2012 at 7:03 pm said:

Add WTF: Work Time Fun please. That game was insane.


309

+ ProFrothegreat on February 18th, 2012 at 9:11 am said:

Probably been said, but I thought it was funny that most of the most wanted games (LBP, Modnation, MGS:PW) have vita versions out or coming soon. Thinking that these games will hit after those versions have had a bit of time on the market.


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+ Hope_Estheim on February 18th, 2012 at 1:18 pm said:

I don’t know if it has been mentioned yet, but Patapon 1 & 3 are not on the list. I guess I can understand on having Patapon 1 on there, but Patapon 3 definitely should be! Just pointing that out!


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+ Adactus on February 18th, 2012 at 9:47 pm said:

KH: Birth by Sleep as well as both of the Star Ocean games ASAP. Please and Thank You.


312

+ unliving-12 on February 19th, 2012 at 11:34 am said:

yea i agree, patapon 3 is the best one imo by a LONG shot


313

+ JRMONEYSTAKZ on February 19th, 2012 at 3:22 pm said:

I’ve redownloaded a bunch of minis I had on the list but when I use content manager nothing showed up. None of them are installed on ps3 just downloaded. This sucks any help?


314

+ LegendarySzoke on February 19th, 2012 at 5:13 pm said:

Hoping like heck that NFS Carbon, Tron Evolution, Marvel Ultimate Alliance and Star Wars Battlefront Elite Squadron join this list soon.


315

+ TROOPER265 on February 20th, 2012 at 6:10 am said:

Okay, you guys are going to love this. I downloaded Star Wars Battlefront II to my Playstation 3 and then with the cable installed it to my PSP AND IT WORKS! It’s not one of the games that’s on list.
then do what ParkingtigersX posted here:
” Also, the first thing everyone should do when playing PSP games on a Vita is touch and hold the screen to bring up the customisation menu. You will want to turn on bilinear filtering. It is off by default, but turn it on and it makes the graphics of the PSP games look much better. Without it, they are a grainy and blurry mess, but flip that option on and they are really nice looking and only have a slight softness to the picture. Just trust me on this, you’ll thank me later.”
Also on this menu is a way to adjust the right joystick for PSP GAMES.
I wonder how many other games that aren’t listed can be downloaded per the PS3 that aren’t available on the Vita PSN STORE that work?


316

+ mrkojoko on February 20th, 2012 at 6:25 pm said:

def jam fight for ney york the takeover
please dont forget to add it :)


317

+ Fylian on February 21st, 2012 at 7:02 am said:

I can’t seem to get Age of Zombies to copy to my Vita. I tried Content Manager through my PS3, PSN store on my Vita and even my downloads list on the Store. Please remedy this bc i am dying to play using the dual analog. Thanks


318

+ ShadowNextGen on February 22nd, 2012 at 7:08 pm said:

So…Sony has already screwed over their fan base by not giving us access to the UMD transfer program. Now there are games that I bought digitally over PSN that I can’t put on the Vita? Are you serious? Is this an early April Fool’s foke?


319

+ LIZZ1ER0SE on February 22nd, 2012 at 7:24 pm said:

Dear sony, how about releasing five emulated PSP games every day instead of 275 games in god knows how long? Cheers.


320

+ foxdarterx on February 22nd, 2012 at 8:00 pm said:

crisis core? please


321

+ jncasanova on February 22nd, 2012 at 8:01 pm said:

I see some titles here and in the PSVita section of the PS3 store that can’t be copied to my PSVita!

One example is Age of Zombies, it’s not even available in the PSVita store.

Could anyone tell me how you did to copy these games??


322

+ unliving-12 on February 22nd, 2012 at 10:41 pm said:

i really wanna play my psp games on my vita


323

+ ItaChu on February 23rd, 2012 at 3:35 am said:

@jncasanova same here man I cant download Age of Zombies minis …. and the vita cant even see ANY of the minis on my PS3 to copy them to the Vita …. looks like they need to update the Vita


324

+ Dratsabius on February 23rd, 2012 at 4:53 am said:

Sadly (for me anyway) I recently bought the digital version of Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection in anticipation of playing it on Vita.

It is on my PS3 XMB but it will not copy to Vita. I have also tried to redownload it on the Vita itself. No dice.

What a pity that the supported games (according to the list provided) actually don’t work at all.

:(


325

+ BigPoppaChunk on February 23rd, 2012 at 6:22 am said:

there are a bunch of minis on the list that dont work age of zombies, i must run, lets golf, vempire.

and alot not on the list that do work
little big planet
madden 2010
wwe 2009
unbound saga
capcom classics
gijoe
peggle
bejewelled 2
every day shooter
super stardust portable
king of pool
puzzle quest
savage moon
final fantasy crystal defenders
these all work by downloading them to your ps3 and keeping them in bubble form then plugging in your ps vita into ur ps3 and transferring them via content manager.

PLEASE add your games that work that are not on the list and any on the list that dont work aswell!!!


326

+ BigPoppaChunk on February 23rd, 2012 at 8:39 am said:

killzone liberation works


327

+ ninjaluke84 on February 23rd, 2012 at 9:09 am said:

I know that they will update this list with games currently on the psn. However I sure would like Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep to be added to psn and made vita compatible.


328

+ suchti2404 on February 23rd, 2012 at 11:03 am said:

In germany no Assasains Creed Bloodlines
and no Monster hunter freedom unite camey to the release how it is in other lands?


329

+ jncasanova on February 23rd, 2012 at 1:42 pm said:

I was able to copy and play:

Little Big Planet PSP (even with add ons)
Auditorium
Assassins Creed Bloodlines
Star Wars Clone Wars Republic Heroes
LocoRoco Midnight Carnival

I think maybe they didn’t write Little Big Planet PSP and Super Stardust PSP because there are newer versions comming.

Hope my Tetris and Angry Birds minis work on my Vita soon but I guess there will have to be a Firmware Update for that.


330

+ Kmedina1 on February 23rd, 2012 at 3:00 pm said:

what about dragonball z tenkaichi tag team and shin budokai another road and naruto games come on their so fun i need those games


331

+ ggerry72 on February 23rd, 2012 at 4:22 pm said:

when will patapon 3 be available?


332

+ unliving-12 on February 23rd, 2012 at 5:21 pm said:

yea why did they make patapon 2 compatible but not 3 -_-

3 is so much better, awesome game


333

+ solo013 on February 23rd, 2012 at 6:58 pm said:

I’m not sure why, but a lot of the minis on this list are not showing up in the store on my vita itself. However, I do see them in the ps3s store under the vita section.

I also have LittleBigPlanet PSP showing up in my PS3 to Vita transfer management for anyone wanting to try that one out on the Vita.


334

+ X138999 on February 23rd, 2012 at 7:07 pm said:

I noticed Age of Zombies is on the list but I can’t get it on Vita’s Store. Is it still possible to get it from the PS3? And why are certain titles highlighted?


335

+ solo013 on February 23rd, 2012 at 8:12 pm said:

@334 I just tried Age of Zombies and about 20 others showing up in the PS3 store under the Vita section, and none of them will show up in the content management app. Only the Minis in the store on the Vita itself seem to be available.

I’m glad I noticed this too, because I was going to buy several I saw on the PS3′s Vita section to have a few extra things to play on the Vita.


336

+ Teflon02 on February 23rd, 2012 at 9:20 pm said:

Anyone know if the PSP Sega Genesis collection works? Thanks in advance I’m getting My Vita on the 29th so i cant check myself


337

+ Dratsabius on February 24th, 2012 at 1:33 am said:

For the record, I tried to copy Final Fantasy IV to the Vita from my PS3 again last night and this time it worked!!! It is now on Vita and working flawlessly!

I also tried to copy Valkyria Chronicles 2 across and it failed on the first attempt. I tried a second time and it worked fine.

Looks like the copy mechanism is a little wonky, but it does work with some persistance.

Anyway – I (mostly) take back my snarky comment of yesterday.

Hugs n kisses Sony :)


338

+ killer0881 on February 24th, 2012 at 8:31 am said:

The best games aren’t available for vita yet, like Crisis Core, or any of the resistance or killzone titles for psp. The 2 GOW games are available but i already have the collection for PS3, so i have no interest.


339

+ NoleHater on February 24th, 2012 at 8:33 am said:

I know a couple more games that are not on this list that will play on the vita. Grand Theft Auto Vice City Stories, Kill Zone Liberation, Pinball Hereos, Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker


340

+ NoleHater on February 24th, 2012 at 8:34 am said:

I know a couple more games that are not on this list that will play on the vita. Grand Theft Auto Vice City Stories, Kill Zone Liberation, Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker,and Pinball Heroes


341

+ killer0881 on February 24th, 2012 at 8:41 am said:

I didn’t know killzone liberation would work, i should be able to “redownload at no extra cost” then.


342

+ dq5209 on February 24th, 2012 at 3:25 pm said:

gta liberty city stories works and all you need is a ps3


343

+ RaziiJinx on February 24th, 2012 at 4:59 pm said:

I Must Run! mini does not show up on PSN nor in the Content Manager to download to Vita. And yes, I have re-downloaded it on my PS3 as well.


344

+ BD-S-I-C on February 24th, 2012 at 7:54 pm said:

They really really need to make all psp titles compatible. I have only ever purchased 2 psp titles from PSN:
Mortal Kombat Unchained
Manhunt 2

Neither of these titles are compatible…..come on sony…


345

+ malkuth3 on February 25th, 2012 at 3:24 am said:

This sucks ass!! Should’ve come here before I spent hours in front of my PC trying to transfer my PSP games to my Vita! This is so stupid! Something like this should be very easy especially if you have Media Go and a valid PSN account!! I also discovered that I can’t transfer most of my music to my Vita as well (no, I don’t own any pirated downloads!!)! even though they are all either CD copies or iTunes! Why? I have the Content Asst activated but my Media Go is not recognizing my Vita?!


346

+ juggalotus53 on February 25th, 2012 at 6:17 am said:

please say that Silent Hill: Origins will be one of the psp titles that will be playable on Vita


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+ adray69 on February 25th, 2012 at 6:43 am said:

@346 I can confirm that silent hill origin is indeed compatible

@345 the reason it won’t let you copy from itunes is because music from itunes has drm added to it. If it’s just a regular mp3 that you’ve copied from a cd than it shouldn’t have any problem copying to you vita.


348

+ freewillgnome on February 25th, 2012 at 5:46 pm said:

Is there any news as to whether patapon 3 is going to be able to be played on the vita, and if so if it will be within the near future, because they already have patapon 2 and i would really like to have number 3 as well!


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+ sithlord9 on February 26th, 2012 at 8:44 am said:

is it possible that this list only applies for US games / PSN accounts?

I downloaded Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow on the PS3 (vita does not allow me) but cannot see it in the content manager.
On the contrary I got Resistance downloaded via the Vita. Also Tron could be copied via PS3.


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+ sithlord9 on February 26th, 2012 at 8:50 am said:

To add to my earlier comment and while waiting for an official sony reply a quick question for those that got Killzone working:
Are you guys talking about the EU or US version?

Maybe we should all state which territory we are from. In my case i got to run the Germany/Europe-versions of
- Resistance
– Tron (only via PS3)
– NOVA
– Warhammer 40k
– Force Unleashed
– Obscure
– Worms Battle Islands

I could not get to run (not downloadable via vita / not seen in content manager):
– Star Wars Battlefront Renegade Squadron
– Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow


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