The PlayStation Vita is preparing to usurp its older brother, the PlayStation Portable -- but that doesn't mean the two won't be on speaking terms. Sony has revealed that the Vita and PSP will be able to communicate via ad hoc play, a feature utilized in most multiplayer PSP games. This means that when using the Vita's backward compatibility, you early adopters can play with the old standbys.
The announcement came from a Japanese PlayStation site (via Siliconera), promising that the two can work together. Ad hoc mode has been a part of the PSP for years, and has gotten especially popular in the PSP Monster Hunter games. Paired with the news that the device is region free, you could potentially import one this holiday season and continue playing ad hoc games with your PSP-owning friends.