Capcom, Konami, Square Enix and Namco Bandai Missing From UMD Passport Program
So it’s been sort of good news that the PS Vita would have the UMD Passport program, which would allow PSP owners to convert their physical games into digital download licenses for a price for use with the PS Vita, but we always knew the program wouldn’t include all the games in our collections.
But it’s missing more than we thought possible, according to the list of Japanese UMD Passport titles Sony put up this week. Eurogamer notes that the entire catalogs of Capcom, Konami, Square Enix and Namco Bandai are missing from the list, which means no Monster Hunter, Metal Gear Solid, Naruto or Final Fantasy.
That doesn’t necessarily mean they won’t be able to make deals by the time the Vita is released in the West in February, but it doesn’t look good.
You can peruse the Japanese list of UMD Passport titles here.