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Sony explains why no Vita UMD transfers for US

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Sony explains why no Vita UMD transfers for US

Vita owners in Japan who've upgraded from a PSP can slap down a few bucks to get downloadable versions of their UMD games onto their Vita, but sadly Sony hasn't brought the UMD Passport scheme to the Western market. This, SCE worldwide studios president Shuhei Yoshida has explained, is down to two main reasons: the PSP market is much more active in Japan, and games are cheaper in the US.

Read more: 'Less value' for US market »

"And sony still wonders why the X360 sells better than any sony product in the usa. And Sony ..."
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UMD Passport program launching in Japan

Related Topics – Sony, PlayStation Portable, Vita, UMD
UMD Passport program launching in Japan

Try all you want, you won't be able to shove your UMD games into the upcoming PlayStation Vita. Like the PSP Go, Sony's next handheld is completely digital, and won't be compatible with the PSP's disc format.

Sony has a solution--at least for gamers in Japan. The "UMD Passport" program will grant gamers access to the PSN versions of their disc-based games... for a fee.

Read more: How it works »

"Honestly it should be a nominal fee like $1 - $2. Or better yet, they could offer it for free ..."
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