Gamers who own a PSP will soon be able to receive a downloadable version of the same game to play on the PlayStation Vita, in Japan at least.
Sony has today announced a new program called the UMD Passport which will be available from December 6 and allow to you download versions of your UMD games at discount prices.
The UMD Passport program consists of the following steps:
- 1. Download a UMD Registration Application from PlayStation Store to your PSP
- 2. Boot up the UMD Registration Application from your PSP’s XMB menu and insert the UMD game you want to register into the system.
- 3. Follow the prompts to register your UMD disc with your PSN account
- 4. You can then download the downloadable version of your game at discount price.
According to Andriasang , this new scheme will support up to 200 UMD’s, with titles ranging from 500 yen to 1500 yen.
Games such as Gran Turismo, Persona 3, Phantom Kingdom, and Akiba’s Trip are included. While companies like Square Enix, Falcom, Capcom, Konami and Sega are on board.
What a great idea, let’s hope it makes it over to the UK & Europe.