Vita owners may get cheap downloads for PSP UMD collection

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  1. prowler
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    Earlier, a retailer claiming to be in attendance at a Sony sales briefing said that Sony had distributed a pamphlet outlining how Vita buyers may be able to make use of their current UMD collection on the new system.


    Separate from that, some comments have surfaced from Sony Computer Entertainment development head Yoshio Matsumoto regarding a more obvious method of retaining legacy title support on the new system. In an interview with Dengeki PlayStation this week, Matsumoto said that Sony is looking into offering a service where owners of the UMD version of a game would be able to download the same title at a special price.

    It's unclear if the service Matsumoto is speaking about is the same as what the retailer was alluding to. The retailer said details would be announced in the coming days, so we'll hopefully get specifics from Sony soon.

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    It'll be cool if people could trade in their UMDs at stores for a voucher for that game.
     


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    Is this going to be like the failed UMD to PSPGO project?
     
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    What?
     
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    This is great but - you still need to pay.

    Well, at least PSP games are upscaled.
     
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    Wasn't there a project where Sony was "Supposed" to let PSP Go owners download the UMDs they own for free? :unsure:
     
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    Special Price, huh? :creep:
     
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    Almost great news, almost. Just the paying AGAIN for the UMD i bought in the first place.
     
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    Whatever makes you spend more money :creep:
    It would be nice of sony if they let people download games for free that they bought on the PSP GO.
     
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    Anything (within reason, some PSP games don't work) bought on PSN will work on the Vita. Proves how ignorant you are towards Sony really, people have known this since E3.
     
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    No, that was people stating opinion as fact prior to the launch of the UMD-less Go.

    Also this will inevitably be a let-down as people get their hopes up for something decent and then find the carpet pulled from under them when it's not. Expecting 50% off? Yeah, that won't happen.
     
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    As much as i hate the idea of paying again, I'm still getting the Vita.
     
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    I said it would be nice if they did that.
    And they did.
    So it's basically a compliment.
     
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    If the special price isn't free then I don't like this idea.
    IIf they want to keep backwards compatibility (of sorts) then we shouldn't have to buy the games we already own again (special price or not).
     
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    This sounds fine, but I just hope that they keep the price reasonable. Otherwise, they'll just be encouraging more piracy.
     
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    Just make the PSP games cheap compared to PSV titles. In other words, make all psp games available at reasonable prices. Instead of asking 40$ for a new title, make it 10$ and the probability of people buying older titles instead of just new PSV titles rises. Think of it as asking 50$ for GBA titles now.

    On actual topic: How will the verification program work? If I have a UMD and make it available for the PSV and then sell it, will the next person be able to use it too?


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    No, that would not be cool. People have to pay for a game they have a hard last-gen copy of.
     
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    Well people should just keep their PSPs if they really want to keep shit UMDs so bad.
     
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    thts nice to start ppl to shift their console to the vita. if u dont have games or if games arent there (which is impossible considering the line up) u will love ur games in masterpiece OLED HD quality
    a little troubling for ppl who dont live near a store
     
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    I wish Nintendo did something like this for their VC, much better than the overpriced POS it is right now.
    I 've never payed twice for a game, and I'm not gonna start now.
     
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    i have no idea how a verification program would work.
    You could log onto PSN with your psp and it would grab the of your game or something... actaully that idea sucks. i dont know.
     

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