Sony's UMD Passport: rebuy your PSP games for the Vita

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Sony’s UMD Passport: rebuy your PSP games for the Vita.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/11/hR0Ya8.jpg[/newsimage]The Japanese launch of Sony’s new portable gaming machine the PlayStation Vita is coming next month. It seems Sony has finally figured out what they are going to do about consumers who own a ton of games on the now defunct UMD format that the PSP used. The company has announced an application called UMD Passport which will give folks access to their UMD games on the PlayStation Vita, provided they are willing to pay.


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/sony-announces-umd-program-for-psp-owners-buying-a-vita-54436/](http://www.myce.com/news/sony-announces-umd-program-for-psp-owners-buying-a-vita-54436/)


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#2

This is a kick in the crotch to their loyal customers.

At that price, people might as well sell them off on ebay, and pay the differnce, if they really want them back.

Chances are that they don’t anyway.

$33US is ludicrous for an old game … by the time it gets to the rest of the world, it’s double the price, and approximately 75% the price of a new title.

Sony must die.


#3

I can’t imagine Sony will sell many of these units. I don’t know any kids interested in these devices anymore. The PS Portable was a flop and the Nintendo 3DS is a flop. Portable gaming has a new home on Android and iDevices.


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[QUOTE=etdragon;2611325]which will give folks access to their UMD games on the PlayStation Vita, provided they are willing to pay.[/QUOTE]

Make one simple educated guess Sony… :a