Sony will 'consider' support for UMD games on the PS Vita

With the PSP's massive library of games and with it's successor, the PS Vita, coming out in the holiday of 2011. People are wondering if the Vita will be able to play older PSP games.

From Destructoid:

I've talked before about how I hope all my lovely UMD-based PSP games will somehow work on the PlayStation Vita. Sony has not said much about how they would offer up support since the product announcement, but a new blurb in a PlayStation Vita FAQ gives me hope.

Q: I have UMD games but do I need to buy them again from PlayStation Store to play the same game on PS Vita?

A: We will consider every possibility for support on bought UMD games but we have nothing to comment at this point in time.

That's far from confirmation, but it does at least sound positive. The FAQ also states that they have no plans to bring any kind of UMD reader out for the device. Sony says that they'll continue the push to get UMD games released on their new game medium. Stay tuned and keep your fingers crossed.

Peronsally, I think Sony is evil enough to not support UMD games on the Vita and just ask us to re-buy the games in digital form just because they can. But I do hope that they atleast provide some form of software to be able to transfer your PSP UMD games over to the Vita. If the PSPGo had such software, it woulda sold like hotcakes in my opinion.

E3 2011: The PS Vita is looking really good [prices and video line-up included]

Sony's successor the PSP is the next big thing in portable gaming. Sony could nto stop talking about this little piece of delicious hardware that will be living in your pocket.

With more than 80 games in development for the PS Vita and with publishers like EA, Ubisoft, Capcom, THQ and Activision working on them, how can you not be excited for it? Titles such as Uncharted, Wipeout, Little Big Planet, Modnation Racers, Super Stardust, Ruin and even Street Fighter x Tekken being announced and show during the Sony Press Conference. The starting line up of the PS Vita looks to be vast and varied and I like it.

There will be two models available on release. A WiFi only model and a 3G+WiFi model. Now here's the news that you've been waiting for, the prices.


WiFi only model: $249.99 €259 ¥24,980

3G + WiFi model: $299.99 €299 ¥29,980

Pretty good deal if you ask me. I was scared it would exceed $300 so I'm definitely looking forward to it.

Oh and did I mention that it's coming out this holiday season 2011?


E3 2011: Little Big Planet for the PS Vita [Update: with video]

Little Big Planet looks delicious for the Vita. This is how you do touch and title controls right. Being able to use the touch panels for the mini games / game creations, the back touch panel for the rear areas, tilt controls for to manipulate the environment, even the cameras to take pictures and use them to customize your sackboy.

The PSP Little Big Planet was a good game but felt nowhere near as fun as the PS3 version and did not do nearly as well either. This looks to be a solid portable Little Big Planet and one to say I am very excited about.