Sony Will Give You The Chance To Transfer Your UMDs to the PS Vita… For a Price
We heard last month that Sony was working on a way to make it so you could pay to download your PSP UMD games to your shy new PS Vita for a price, and it looks like that’s going to happen. Dubbed the UMD Passport program, this effort will somehow allow you to register your UMD games with the PlayStation Network, and then you’ll be able to download them for a small price. In Japanese money it’s like between $7 and $13, depending on the game. So that’s not horrible, I guess.
It won’t work with every game. Sony says some 200 games from 40 companies will be compatible with the program, and you can bet only games that you can already buy for full price from PSN will work with it.
So that’s not bad, right? It’s not like they’re packaging two games together and charging you $40 for them, right? This is better than that, right? Oh wait.