Sony has announced the UMD Passport program, allowing owners of PSP UMD games to play their games on the PlayStation Vita at discounted prices. So far the program has only been confirmed for Japan, but it’s likely that the program will be extended to international PSP customers as well.
To activate the UMD Passport you need to:
- 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 a discounted price.
At the moment, around 200 titles will be supported, with the likes of Square Enix, Capcom, Konami and Sega contributing. The list is here.
In the Sony press release they have said that the price will be reasonable, with Japanese PSP users looking to pay between 500 and 1500 yen per UMD conversion (between $6.50 and $20).