How come Japanese Vita owners can pay a few dollars to get digital copies of PSP UMD games, but we can't? According to Sony's Shuhei Yoshida, it's down to two main reasons: the PSP is more popular in Japan, and games are cheaper in the US.
Want to bring your old PSP games to the Vita? Sony Japan has announced a solution. The "UMD Passport" program will grant gamers access to the PSN versions of their disc-based games... for a fee.
"Honestly it should be a nominal fee like $1 - $2. Or better yet, they could offer it for free ..."