Is Playstation Vita backwards compatible to PSP games.

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#1 Posted by SGTDucks (370 posts) -

Can the Playstation Vita play psp games?

thanks in advance

#2 Posted by Crossel777 (5724 posts) -

Can the Playstation Vita play psp games?

thanks in advance

SGTDucks

Only PSP games downloaded off the PSP Store. There is not UMD drive in the PSV.

#3 Posted by dark_drag765 (727 posts) -

[QUOTE="SGTDucks"]

Can the Playstation Vita play psp games?

thanks in advance

Crossel777

Only PSP games downloaded off the PSP Store. There is not UMD drive in the PSV.

That irritates me a little but the lack of a umd drive is probably for the best.

The 249.99 is pretty amazing (it was good for the psp but now it is phenomenal for the Vita.

#4 Posted by SoAmazingBaby (2812 posts) -
great news for the PS fans! :) Vita ftw.
#5 Posted by tjoeb123 (6843 posts) -
Now they just need to pull ALL PSP games onto the PSN and actuallly have a way of registering our UMDs to our PSN accounts.
#6 Posted by Mau-Justice (4907 posts) -
Digital games will work with your Vita, but it wont have a UMD drive so those wont play on it.
#7 Posted by Hekynn (2164 posts) -
downloadable versions ya just like the ps3.
#8 Posted by BlackestNightX (1 posts) -
i hope rayman origins comes for the vita.
#9 Posted by Jak-25 (2490 posts) -

I wish they would put more PSP games on the PSN store like Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep and Crisis Core.

#10 Posted by Crossel777 (5724 posts) -

I think the Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep not being on the PS Store had something to do with Disney not wanting their games to be downloadable or some crap. I remember reading that somewhere. I really wanna get that game on the PS Store so I can also play it on PS Vita.

#11 Posted by ale_gamr (406 posts) -

i hope rayman origins comes for the vita.BlackestNightX

That's not gonna happen. That's gonna be on a Nintendo console.

#12 Posted by jordonj (1069 posts) -
Now they just need to pull ALL PSP games onto the PSN and actuallly have a way of registering our UMDs to our PSN accounts.tjoeb123
Right, I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for THAT to happen.
#13 Posted by Crossel777 (5724 posts) -

[QUOTE="BlackestNightX"]i hope rayman origins comes for the vita.ale_gamr

That's not gonna happen. That's gonna be on a Nintendo console.

Well it's already coming to PS3, and XBOX360. Which I think is a good thing.
#14 Posted by lewispetty (417 posts) -

i wish that there was a ton more psp games on the playstation store

#15 Posted by Englando_IV (4334 posts) -
great news for the PS fans! :) Vita ftw.SoAmazingBaby
Wait, isn't it bad news? You'd have to re-buy PSP games if you wanted to play them on the new system.
#16 Posted by paradigm68 (5588 posts) -
[QUOTE="SoAmazingBaby"]great news for the PS fans! :) Vita ftw.Englando_IV
Wait, isn't it bad news? You'd have to re-buy PSP games if you wanted to play them on the new system.

Play the games you have on UMD on your PSP, buy/keep playing any digital PSP games on your Vita. That's the best you can get, unless you will be willing to re-buy all your UMD games off the PSN-Store.
#17 Posted by Jak-25 (2490 posts) -

I think the Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep not being on the PS Store had something to do with Disney not wanting their games to be downloadable or some crap. I remember reading that somewhere. I really wanna get that game on the PS Store so I can also play it on PS Vita.

Crossel777

lol Disney is always a problem. They have to make things harder more than in needs to be. They are missing out on a lot of sales by not puting it on the PSN store. I remember Square Enix saying that they are trying to get it on the PSN store but it might take a while. I have Birth by Sleep on UMD but I no longer have a PSP to play it on, and I don't want to buy a new PSP. I don't mind re-buying some games on the PSN store.

#18 Posted by jedinat (3560 posts) -
I just noticed something that I haven't really heard anyone mention before, and hadn't really thought about myself.... The Vita will have exactly double the resolution of the PSP. Which means it won't have the scaling problems the 3DS has, and if anything, PSP games should look better on the Vita.
#19 Posted by Live4laughs (1 posts) -
Playstation could make quite a bit of money if they made like a umd drive that has like a usb plugin so that you can transfer them to your ps3 then digitally to the vita. Just a thought.
#20 Posted by piranha_inc (1994 posts) -
with the ones on psn maybe
#21 Posted by megaman30796 (10 posts) -

one extremely importamt question:

i already have psp games in ISO format in my computer. if i have a VITA, can i put it in and play the psp game with the vita console? pls dont mention anything about UMD. i dont hav 1.

#22 Posted by so_hai (1883 posts) -
Now they just need to pull ALL PSP games onto the PSN and actuallly have a way of registering our UMDs to our PSN accounts.tjoeb123
Yeah but you wouldn't be allowed to keep both the UMD and a digital copy. You'd have to 'send them in' or something.
#23 Posted by tekken220 (5105 posts) -

one extremely importamt question:

i already have psp games in ISO format in my computer. if i have a VITA, can i put it in and play the psp game with the vita console? pls dont mention anything about UMD. i dont hav 1.

megaman30796
YOU EVIL THIEF, YOU NEVER DESERVED ANY OF THOSE GAMES, OR A PSP!!! :evil: And no, the the Vita won't run those. I'm pretty sure Sony will copy Nintendo and brick any hacked Vita.
#24 Posted by tjoeb123 (6843 posts) -
[QUOTE="tjoeb123"]Now they just need to pull ALL PSP games onto the PSN and actuallly have a way of registering our UMDs to our PSN accounts.so_hai
Yeah but you wouldn't be allowed to keep both the UMD and a digital copy. You'd have to 'send them in' or something.

It wouldn't matter as long as I could play digital copies of them. Especially the Star Ocean games since my copies are greatly damaged...
#25 Posted by stizz- (728 posts) -

[QUOTE="so_hai"][QUOTE="tjoeb123"]Now they just need to pull ALL PSP games onto the PSN and actuallly have a way of registering our UMDs to our PSN accounts.tjoeb123
Yeah but you wouldn't be allowed to keep both the UMD and a digital copy. You'd have to 'send them in' or something.

It wouldn't matter as long as I could play digital copies of them. Especially the Star Ocean games since my copies are greatly damaged...

If you just could copy your UMD what is stopping you from going to Gamestop, buying a games used, copying it to your system used, and then just returning the UMD for a full re-fund? Or splitting the bill on a new title 4 ways and just having everyone in the group save the game to thier memory stick?

#26 Posted by so_hai (1883 posts) -

[QUOTE="tjoeb123"][QUOTE="so_hai"] Yeah but you wouldn't be allowed to keep both the UMD and a digital copy. You'd have to 'send them in' or something.stizz-

It wouldn't matter as long as I could play digital copies of them. Especially the Star Ocean games since my copies are greatly damaged...

If you just could copy your UMD what is stopping you from going to Gamestop, buying a games used, copying it to your system used, and then just returning the UMD for a full re-fund? Or splitting the bill on a new title 4 ways and just having everyone in the group save the game to thier memory stick?

That's why I believe you'll be stuck with UMDs no matter what. It happens to most systems this way anyhow. Bit of a bummer that it is...
#27 Posted by Muhammad23 (10 posts) -
of course the playstation vita is backwards compatible to psp agmes. Kazuo Hirai said that it is.
#28 Posted by bobocha (1 posts) -
But we need to re-pay for games we already owned on PSP? :(
#29 Posted by Jak-25 (2490 posts) -

Sony needs to get all PSP games on the PSN store. I am waiting for Crises Core and Birth by Sleep to get on the PSN store. Also, Sony should have a program where you can send them your UMD's for a code to download those games from the PSN store.

#30 Posted by PSP107 (12279 posts) -
If people bought games on multiple accounts, do we still have to keep switching back and forth between accounts to play a certain game? Or will Vita can allow mutiple account activation like PS3?
#31 Posted by SRTtoZ (4800 posts) -

Yea listen it sucks but cmon guys...the UMD drive was awful. Now we get our games on memory sticks which is cool and since I had a PSP GO I get to re-download all my Go games to that. Cant wait.

#32 Posted by Uchiha_Sasuke1 (1635 posts) -

Maybe the games can only be downloaded like someone mentioned. Sony could make more money if they have the games sold seperately.

#33 Posted by Jak-25 (2490 posts) -

Yea listen it sucks but cmon guys...the UMD drive was awful. Now we get our games on memory sticks which is cool and since I had a PSP GO I get to re-download all my Go games to that. Cant wait.

SRTtoZ

Yeah, the UMD was bad. They get damaged to easily. I don't mind re-buying my PSP games on the PSN store.

#34 Posted by PSP107 (12279 posts) -
[QUOTE="Jak-25"]

[QUOTE="SRTtoZ"]

Yea listen it sucks but cmon guys...the UMD drive was awful. Now we get our games on memory sticks which is cool and since I had a PSP GO I get to re-download all my Go games to that. Cant wait.

Yeah, the UMD was bad. They get damaged to easily. I don't mind re-buying my PSP games on the PSN store.

Im just going to keep my 3000.
#35 Posted by syam32245340 (1431 posts) -
Can't wait to see how it performs. I'm gonna buy new games exclusive for Vita :)
#36 Posted by Mau-Justice (4907 posts) -
I'm a collector, so I enjoy having the physical copies of the games. It's a shame that they can't come up with a way to transfer your physical media to digital format. Especially when it comes to games that were never released on PSN to begin with.
#37 Posted by Gaming-Planet (14360 posts) -

They'll likely add more PSP games up into the PSN once the Vita comes out.

I'm sure the old devs won't turn their backs for an extra oppurtunity to make extra pocket change.

#38 Posted by Gaming-Planet (14360 posts) -
I'm a collector, so I enjoy having the physical copies of the games. It's a shame that they can't come up with a way to transfer your physical media to digital format. Especially when it comes to games that were never released on PSN to begin with.Mau-Justice
That's how it is in the mobile market this way. I know it's not a mobile and more like a handheld but they share the same features. The handheld is more advanced with performance. Though handheld and mobile both mean the same.
#40 Posted by bakagami (281 posts) -

[QUOTE="Crossel777"]

I think the Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep not being on the PS Store had something to do with Disney not wanting their games to be downloadable or some crap. I remember reading that somewhere. I really wanna get that game on the PS Store so I can also play it on PS Vita.

Jak-25

lol Disney is always a problem. They have to make things harder more than in needs to be. They are missing out on a lot of sales by not puting it on the PSN store. I remember Square Enix saying that they are trying to get it on the PSN store but it might take a while. I have Birth by Sleep on UMD but I no longer have a PSP to play it on, and I don't want to buy a new PSP. I don't mind re-buying some games on the PSN store.

yeah, but what's the deal with Crisis Core? That was Square-Enix

#41 Posted by bakagami (281 posts) -

[QUOTE="Jak-25"]

[QUOTE="SRTtoZ"]

Yea listen it sucks but cmon guys...the UMD drive was awful. Now we get our games on memory sticks which is cool and since I had a PSP GO I get to re-download all my Go games to that. Cant wait.

PSP107

Yeah, the UMD was bad. They get damaged to easily. I don't mind re-buying my PSP games on the PSN store.

Im just going to keep my 3000.

I went digital a long time ago, never been sorry I did. the UMD format was doomed from the start