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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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+ jncasanova on February 26th, 2012 at 2:54 pm said:

I am using the Northamerican store and vita and these are the games that worked for me:

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


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+ fopper on February 27th, 2012 at 6:34 am said:

Phantasy star portable 2 and Valkyria chronicles 2 works :)


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+ X138999 on February 27th, 2012 at 3:54 pm said:

Okay, I don’t know who’s doing that list. But they may as well add Fate/Unlimited Codes to it. It works on Vita.


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+ ThE_JafF23 on February 27th, 2012 at 4:05 pm said:

I am new to the Playstation network, having just purchased a Vita on the US release day. I have a few questions regarding the specific desired goal of purchasing both Liberty City stories and Vice City stories.

1. I have no PS3, and because these titles are not directly offered in the Vita store, I wondered if there is a way I can purchase these titles to download to a PC and transferred by the Content Manager to the Vita, as other content can be when you do not have an internet connection available to the Vita?

2. As I mentioned I have no PS3, so if the answer to #1 above is a no, then my next question is if it is possible
to have a friend or family member, who DOES own a PS3 purchase those titles, not install them, but simply transfer via the content manager to my Vita? or does the PS3 system it is downloaded to have to be linked to the same Playstation network account as the Vita for this idea to work?

3. Assuming both #1 and #2 are a no go.. is there ANY other method anyone can suggest for me to get those titles on my Vita?

ThE JafF


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+ jncasanova on February 27th, 2012 at 4:40 pm said:

@ThE_JafF23: Before anything you should confirm with someone else that those titles work on their American Vitas.

If they do, you can Activate (Add) your PSN Account in your friend’s ps3, purchase the games through the ps store, download them and then Activate your PSVita (just conect it to the ps3 via USB) and transfer the games to your Vita.

I have never used the ps store on a PC so I don’t know if that would be easier.


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+ shanthprime on February 27th, 2012 at 10:51 pm said:

any word on when Patapon 3 is going to be on vita


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+ ThE_JafF23 on February 27th, 2012 at 11:08 pm said:

@jncasanova thanks, thats a big help!


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+ kevinkaiwen on February 28th, 2012 at 8:03 pm said:

God Eater Burst?


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+ NarutoSoul on February 29th, 2012 at 12:58 am said:

@358: Gods Eater Burst is one of the “unofficial” compatible titles. You’ll need a PS3 to download the game to and then transfer it to your Vita via the content manager.

I understand that it can be difficult sometimes to work with and test software, but I really wish Sony would have put a little more effort into the at-launch compatibility or this particular endeavor. I love my Vita quite a lot, but I could love it so much more, if only more PSP titles and the PS1 Classics were available.

And guys at Sony, while I doubt you’re even paying attention to these comments anymore, Age of Zombies and A Space Shooter for Only $2 still don’t show up when I try to transfer them via content manager. A response would be appreciated, but I’d be more than ecstatic if the problem were just fixed.


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+ kevinkaiwen on February 29th, 2012 at 11:13 am said:

Wow…wish they made at least all the games compatible before they released the vita.


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+ kevinkaiwen on February 29th, 2012 at 11:20 am said:

Will God Eater Burst work if you transfer from PC?


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+ Jerimiahbear on February 29th, 2012 at 10:51 pm said:

So Far My Only Complaint about the Vita is there arent any RPGS that are out for the Vita and all my PSP RPG games that I have downloaded onto MY PS3 to play on my PSP will not work on my PSVita. Their are 2 games so far that i have been able to download and play they are LUNAR and Blade Dancer. I feel Like i spent $300 on a system that i cant even enjoy yet for gaming, I do however love the fact that i can watch NETFLIX on it. That is my one and only complaint. Sony Please Hurry and do an update so i can play all my final fantasy games and my Arc the Lad games on my vita, and PLEASE PLEASE PRETTY PLEASE add LEGEND OF DRAGOON, and LEGEND of LEGAIA as DLC games.


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+ Jerimiahbear on February 29th, 2012 at 11:03 pm said:

Just one more thing here are a some suggestions for games that should be released as DLC for the VITA

Final Fantasy
Final Fantasy II
Final Fantasy III
Final Fantasy IV (i know its already there)
Final Fantasy V
Final Fantasy VI
Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy VIII
Final Fantasy IX
Final Fantasy X

Dark Cloud
Dark Cloud 2

Star Ocean

Breath of Fire
Breath of Fire II

Dot Hack all of them

Kingdom Hearts
Kingdom Hearts II

Arc the Lad Twighlight of the Spirits

I know its a long list but those are all of my favorite games and i know most of them are RPG or RPG basis but If there were released on the PSN i am sure that I am not the only RPG fan that would be practically orgasmic over it.

Thanks for listening to me and I hope that the Playstation GODS are listening and will grant this wish


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+ jncasanova on February 29th, 2012 at 11:34 pm said:

I contacted Playstation’s customer support yesterday explaining what we are experiencing and received an answer today explaining how to download the PSP games to PS Vita again and saying the games on this list are compatible.

That was insulting.

It seems they haven’t noticed their list is wrong.


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+ BigEd360 on March 1st, 2012 at 6:32 pm said:

What about Burnout:Legends!!!! and of course Locoroco! Come on dont dissapoint me, imagine the possibilities of Locoroco


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+ Gamescook on March 2nd, 2012 at 9:30 am said:

“Dead Head Fred” works just fine (better even thanks to the new analog stick), but you just have to copy it over using a PS3 as the only hurdle.


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+ supercyc10 on March 2nd, 2012 at 11:02 pm said:

why patapon 2 and not patapon 3?
and why all the metal slug games, when there’s metal slug anthonlogy (7 games in one)


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+ jncasanova on March 3rd, 2012 at 12:29 am said:

@Fylian :

Are you a PS Plus subscriber and received Age of Zombies as a PS Plus free monthly Mini??

Has someone who purchased it been able to transfer it successfully??

The only Mini I didn’t get as a PS Plus subscriber is Flying Hamster and it’s the only one my Vita recognizes.


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+ BarkeepCat on March 3rd, 2012 at 7:48 am said:

Is it just me or does it seem that any PSP games that were given free after the huge PSN break in fiasco are not compatible with Vita? I choose 2, Killzone Liberation and LBP, looking forward to my new Vita and they are both incompatible… not cool Sony.


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+ AgentX on March 3rd, 2012 at 8:45 am said:

Jeff, is the list being updated? It’s been well over three weeks already and I haven’t noticed any additions. How frequently should we expect to see updates, and how will users be informed that updates have been made?


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+ BarkeepCat on March 3rd, 2012 at 9:33 am said:

Update. LBP works fine. Once on the Vita the online doesn’t work… until you update through the Vita. Everything works flawlessly. So why isn’t it on the official list? Trying Killzone now.


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+ BarkeepCat on March 3rd, 2012 at 9:50 am said:

Killzone Liberation works. No update needed. Sony, update this list please. Those who would buy are hesitant because of fears of games not working.


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+ Sylin on March 3rd, 2012 at 12:29 pm said:

Curious as to why only a handful of the Vita-compatible minis will actually let me download them via the PSN Transaction list? For example, games like Circles and Flying Hamster have “download” buttons next to them when browsing through my (very long) list of previous transactions. But Vempire and Cahoots say they cannot be downloaded to my PS Vita.

Hey Sony: one feature that would make life GREAT for your long-time fans who have MASSIVE transaction lists (like me) would be a filter-by option–date purchased, PSP game, PSN game, PSOne game, PS mini, demo, DLC, etc. You get the idea.

I have over 870 items on my Transaction List, and scrolling through it to download items one-at-a-time is tedious and, let’s face it, unacceptable at this day and age of technology. Especially when it auto-jumps back to the top of the list after I queue a download. :-/


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+ miami33186 on March 3rd, 2012 at 6:45 pm said:

FINAL FANTASY CRISIS CORE!!!!!!!!! PLZ PLZ PLZZZZZZZZ
and when the next list will come out?


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+ unliving-12 on March 3rd, 2012 at 6:56 pm said:

wish i knew


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+ ZionDood on March 3rd, 2012 at 9:07 pm said:

These titles have all been added to the PSN Vita’s Store!

Not sure why the list hasnt been updated yett but these titles are now on there! :]

James Cameron’s Avatar

Crush

Driver ’76

Luxor

Michael Jackson The Experience PSP

Tomb Raider: Legend


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+ mogyui_geeses on March 4th, 2012 at 1:54 am said:

any news on the availability of Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom ?


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+ Nukdollars on March 4th, 2012 at 8:34 am said:

Where’s the updated list at?


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+ Nukdollars on March 4th, 2012 at 8:45 am said:

Killzone Liberation & Pursuit Force works on my Vita…


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+ TombRaiderWes on March 5th, 2012 at 11:34 am said:

TOMB RAIDER ANNIVERSARY can be played on the Vita as well as TOMB RAIDER LEGEND!!!!!!!! I added them from my PS3 and they work flawlessly!


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+ filupaferr on March 5th, 2012 at 9:13 pm said:

Sony really needs to add more games to this list


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+ mrk1976 on March 6th, 2012 at 1:44 pm said:

Agreed, Sony needs to add to the list, if only to confirm for fans that they are indeed committed to supporting legacy PSP titles. An update that PSP compatibility is moving forward, as well as an update on PSone classics, seems due.


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+ jncasanova on March 8th, 2012 at 11:32 am said:

@mrk1976 :

If you have a ps3, for the moment you can play your PSOne games through remote play!!


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+ Yorkifyme on March 8th, 2012 at 12:04 pm said:

I’m glad that we’re done with UMD’s… but i still feel we should be able to redeem a digital download for games we’ve bought on UMD. It’s wrong to only support a portion of the PSP community, especially since not all games were made available for digital download. Why couldn’t we just redeem a single digital download based on the serial numbers from our UMD games? It’d be a big undertaking but I think it’d be worth it. If I could play my UMD games on a vita I’d buy one right now, and i’m sure I’m not the only one who feels that way.


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+ JBiRd315 on March 8th, 2012 at 12:19 pm said:

Just bought MIDWAY Arcade Treeasures extended play Please Sony Make it compatible with the PS vita :/


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+ JBiRd315 on March 8th, 2012 at 12:20 pm said:

PLEASE SONY MAKE MIDWAY ARCADE TREASURES EXTENDED PLAY COMAPTIBLE WITH THE PLAYSTATION VITA I JUST BOUGHT IT 2 FIND OUT IT DOES NOT WORK :/


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+ Lombax288 on March 8th, 2012 at 4:04 pm said:

angry birds is one mini…


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+ Nukdollars on March 8th, 2012 at 5:11 pm said:

Castlevania:The Dracula X Chronicles works on my PS Vita…SONY UPDATE THE DAMN LIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ agentGOP on March 9th, 2012 at 12:27 pm said:

My favorite part is how they said “more PSP titles will be made available for PS Vita play in the coming weeks” in BIG BOLD letters, and here we are a month later with no update.


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