PSP owners making the jump to Vita will have to pay to take their old UMD-based games to the new platform.
Sony has announced the UMD Passport program, which will enable users to download copies of PSP games they already own for Vita at a discounted price, Andriasang reports.
Launching on December 6, just ahead of the Vita's December 17 release, UMD Passport will support around 200 titles from 40 companies. Current prices range from around 500-1500 yen (between £4 and £12.20)
According to the site, this is how it'll work:
- Download a UMD Registration Application from PlayStation Store to your PSP
- Boot up the UMD Registration Application from your PSP's XMB menu and insert the UMD game you want to register into the system
- Follow the prompts to register your UMD disc with your PSN account
- You can then download the downloadable version of your game at discount price