Why can't I copy certain PSP games from my PS3 to my Vita?

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#1 Posted by Comduter (2115 posts) -

I purchased and downloaded Motorstorm Arctic Edge to my PS3.  I plugged my Vita into my PS3 and ran the content manager, but my Vita doesn't seem to be able to recognize the game at all.  it doesn't appear in the content manager.  Does anybody know why certain PSP games can't even be copied from the PS3 to the Vita?  I live in North America.  I understand that people in Europe are able to get this game to work on their Vita's, but people in NA can't.  Does anybody know why that is?  I searched the web regarding this issue and I haven't really been able to find any info on it.

#2 Posted by Blabadon (25607 posts) -
Not all PSP games work, even through this method.
#3 Posted by PipeBigboss (213 posts) -

It is an allocation in memory that is different so as most of the new systems they changed the hardware and the way that they read the software so you can't use that games sadly. So far there are better games for the PSP than for the Vita

#4 Posted by LongZhiZi (2453 posts) -
It's BS that they still haven't figured this out and the system has been out for a year. Especially when games work in one region and not the other- we clearly know the machine is capable of playing games like MGS: PO, PhSP2, and Motorstorm, but Sony still hasn't done anything to make us able to copy the games over. They work, though.
#6 Posted by ItsEvolution (2593 posts) -
Wasn't Arctic Edge the game that people were using to hack the Vita? That may be why.
#7 Posted by Bigboi500 (29053 posts) -

I thought all PSP games were BC on Vita? That's just ridiculous.

#8 Posted by p4s2p0 (4167 posts) -
So far there are better games for the PSP than for the VitaPipeBigboss
Not for me. My fav shooter on psp was resistance and on vita cod declassified has that beat., For hack n slash it was god of war on psp but I like the ninja gaidens more on vita.