Japanese PlayStation Vita UMD Passport List Published, Missing Major Publishers

November 30, 2011Written by Sebastian Moss

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan has revealed the list of games that will be compatible with the UMD Passport program, where users can can purchase digital copies of their PSP games at a discounted price for the PlayStation Vita.

Currently, 262 of the 606 games available on the Japanese PlayStation Store will be able to be re-bought at a price between ¥500 ($6.40) to ¥1500 ($19.20) when players register their games as part of their UMD Passport program.

The program features games from Atlus, Nippon Ichi, Acquire, Tecmo Koei, SNK Playmore and Cyberfront, but major Japanese publishers like Capcom, Square Enix, Namco Bandai and Konami aren’t supporting the upgrade option.

As yet, Sony hasn’t announced a UMD Passport program for other regions. If they do, how much would you be willing to pay to have your games available digitally?