Sony has announced, in Japan at least, the UMD Passport.
The aim of this is to let owners of PSP UMDs play their games on the Vita by giving them access to download versions at a discounted price.
To activate the UMD Passport you need to:
- 1. Download a UMD Registration Application from PlayStation Store to your PSP
- 2. Boot up the UMD Registration Application from your PSP’s XMB menu and insert the UMD game you want to register into the system.
- 3. Follow the prompts to register your UMD disc with your PSN account
- 4. You can then download the downloadable version of your game at a discounted price.
Apparently around 200 titles will be supported, with the likes of Square Enix, Capcom, Konami and Sega contributing. The list is here.