Backwards Compatibility UMD's

Discussion in 'PS Vita - Games & Content' started by rayjay, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. rayjay
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    rayjay GBAtemp Regular

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    Anyone else worried about the Vita's backwards compatiblity? I know that Vita has BC for the psn psp games but what about UMD's? I'd like to still be able to use my UMD's and not all psp games are available on the psn.
     
  2. xist

    xist ΚΑΤΑ ΤΟΝ ΔΑΙΜΟΝΑ ΕΑΥΤΟΥ

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    No UMD drive = PSN PSP Content only.
     
  3. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    Meaning Go compatibility at best?
     
  4. themuddaload

    themuddaload Creepin' hardcore.

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    Do you guys REALLY want to have a umd drive on this thing?

    It would really up the size on the thing, and umd's suck to begin with.

    If you want to play psp games on umd, do it on a psp.
     
  5. TwinRetro

    TwinRetro Global Moderator

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    There is no UMD drive. Vita games will be on cartridges.
     
  6. pokefloote

    pokefloote GBAtemp Addict

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    I have a third-cousin that works for Sony that has confirmed this.
     
  7. s4mid4re

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    no ISO anymore? [​IMG]

    is it a proprietary ROM file?
     
  8. NiGHtS

    NiGHtS GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Probably, I wouldn't be surprised.
     
  9. djricekcn

    djricekcn GBAtemp Maniac

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    I am more worried about if it's REGION FREE or not. did Sony mention anything about region restrictions?
     
  10. roastable

    roastable GBAtemp Regular

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    if there's no more isos, do you think the ps2 releases are going to be in a different format? or will it be like the ps1 releases on the psp?
     
  11. Guild McCommunist

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    Probably like PSX releases on the PSP and the NGP will run an emulator or something. I thought there were rumors of a PS2 emulator in development by Sony for the PS3 but they realized they could just get more money if they sold "HD Collections" (which they're pooping out in a sufficient number these days). Odds are the Vita can handle PS2 games.

    EDIT: I'm too used to saying NGP so if I say NGP, I mean Vita. My bad.
     
  12. ojsinnerz.

    ojsinnerz. Damned

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    Nothing so far dude. I'm hoping Sony doesn't do what Nintendo did and region lock their handheld.

    It won't mean much to the average consumer, but it will keep the vocal minority very happy for a short time until they find something else to complain about.
     
  13. Maedhros

    Maedhros GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    If it's like on PSP/PS3, it'll be for the developer to decide.
     
  14. ojsinnerz.

    ojsinnerz. Damned

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    Uh, not at all. Every PSP and PS3 games are completely region free. You are thinking about the 360, which has some JP games that work and some that don't.
     
  15. djricekcn

    djricekcn GBAtemp Maniac

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    Yeah, and depending on region free or not, I have to get two consoles...which will be more money wasted on my end but I have to do it to play both region games effect. god damn myself for being native Japanese and American
     
  16. s4mid4re

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    I doubt Sony's going to region lock their new console because that's one big mistake nintendo made.
     
  17. djricekcn

    djricekcn GBAtemp Maniac

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    so good news, at least for now
     
  18. chris888222

    chris888222 GBAtemp's Flygon Fan

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    I heard that region lock on the 3DS was done to prevent piracy...

    But anyways, vita being region free is great for consumers. Although I do expect importing games to be kill3rs.
     
  19. Lights

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    The older PSP's has a region change in the Recovery Menu when hacked, I assume the Playstation Vita will be hacked and have the same compatibility.
     
  20. koimayeul

    koimayeul GBAtemp Maniac

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    worried here.. i buy most of my games in UMD from second hand market, can't help it i just love good deals.. i hope Sony will use that survey about Vita new features i seen in usernews and add one for PSP compatibility
     
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