Major Publishers Absent From PS Vita UMD Passport

The UMD Passport system, which allows PS Vita owners to purchase digital copies of PSP games for their spanky new console, does not seem to be supported by a number of notable publishers.

The Japanese PlayStation site has listed the games that will be supported in that territory, including titles from Tecmo Koei, Nippon Ichi and SNK Playmore.


However Namco Bandai, Konami, Square Enix and Capcom are all missing from the list, so Monster Hunter fans might not be able to port over their favourite PSP game.

Source: SiliconEra



  1. Don’t really bother me that much, I’m gonna buy Vita for Vita games. I allready have a psp to play UMD games.

  2. Play the games you already bought on your PSP.

    Problem solved.

  3. I hope this continues to bomb as i would flat out refuse to pay again just so that i could play my PSP collection on the Vita(if i had a PSP collection). I expect that PSP games will cost the same as the PS3 games on the store even with the discount.

    Also you spelt Supported wrong Tuffcub. ;)

    • What does a hexaploid species of wheat have to do with anything?

  4. It’s dissapointing, but in no way stops me buying a vita. The pricing does seem to be good tho for the games. (about £1 if you own the umd)

    • Hmmm or not, looking more at the list some are £8+ if you have the umd.

  5. I was one of the suckers that bought a PSPGo so none of this UMD nonesense makes any difference to me. All my games are digital anyway.

  6. Completely unsurprising on the part of the missing parties, especially Capcom and Namco considering their on-disc DLC and shop-to-play natures respectively.

    However, now watch a select few commentators on other sites blame Sony for the missing games, as seems to be the recent fad.

    • Shop-to-play is a reference to the Ridge Racer Vita game with only 5 cars and 3 courses. I just realised that we *all* shop-to-play technically *facepalm*

  7. well, i bought monster hunter on the store when it was on sale, then i found a preowned umd copy for a couple of quid a few days later, so i bought that too.
    now i can play the game and have more space on my memory stick.

    so if i get a Vita, and i probably will eventually, i’ll still be able to play monster hunter.

    and i bet i paid less than it would have cost with those umd passport prices.

    so, no square, does that mean no eidos either?
    that would mean no tomb raiders on the passport scheme.

    mind you, i don’t have any psp tomb raider games any more, i traded them because they played awfully on that analog nub thing.
    the tomb raider titles could really benefit from the better analog controls on vita.

  8. Just shows how much Namco Bandai, Konami, Square Enix and Capcom cares for their fans.

  9. I made the switch to digital with my PSP Go so I don’t care about UMD passport.

  10. I doubt anyone is surprised, I think its quite disappointing to see though nonetheless. Few publishers seem to recognise the importance of accessibility, and think that customers will just loyally come to them :P

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