Sony released an interesting PlayStation Blog update today. It was primarily designed to inform prospective Vita owners of how to download their digital PSP games from the PlayStation Store to their new handheld once they get it home. It’s nothing shocking, as it just involves getting the game from your Download List at the store or transfering the file from your PS3 to the Vita if its waiting there. The surprise came when it was revealed that all PSP games and minis aren’t immediately compatible.
By the way, Angry Birds is one of the minis that isn’t compatible. I’ll wait a moment for you to compose yourself.
At the moment, Sony says 275 PSP games are ready to download and play. The rest aren’t. You’ll have to wait for those and hope they’ll be made compatible in the coming weeks.
Here are some of the biggest and best PSP games currently available to download and play on a Vita.
- The 3rd Birthday
- Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines
- BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II
- ClaDun x2
- Corpse Party
- Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness
- Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days
- Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy
- Dissidia: Final Fantasy
- DJ Max Portable 3
- Final Fantasy IV: Complete Collection
- Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions
- God of War: Chains of Olympus
- God of War: Ghost of Sparta
- Half Minute Hero
- Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley
- Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble
- Lego Batman
- Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7
- Lego Pirates of the Caribbean
- Lord of Arcana
- Lunar: Silver Star Harmony
- Mega Man: Marverick Hunter X
- Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
- No Heroes Allowed
- Patapon 2
- Phantom Brave: The Hermuda Triangle
- Shin Megami Tensei: Persona
- Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2: Innocent Sin
- Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable
- Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow
- Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together
- What Did I Do to Deserve This My Lord?
- What Did I Do to Deserve This My Lord 2?
- Wild Arms XF
- Ys 7
- Z.H.P. Unlosing Ranger vs. Darkdeath Evilman
Oddly enough, only Patapon 2 is compatible. Patapon and Patapon 3 aren’t.
PSP owners now have one more reason to hold on to their system. You know, just in case their favorite games never get a Vita compatibility update. That, and they’ll need the PSP to play all of their old UMDs since North America isn’t getting a UMD Passport program.
Read [PlayStation Blog]