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Initial Slate of Vita-Compatible PSP Games Revealed

275 games are available right now, with more promised in the coming weeks.

If you only have a stack of UMDs, there's no way to take those bad boys over to a Vita in the US.

If you’re one of the people who’ve lucked into an early Vita, it’s now possible to start downloading PSP games onto the device. You can’t just dump any PSP game from PlayStation Network onto a Vita.

On the PlayStation Blog, Sony has outlined a list of 275 games that are already capable of making the PSP-to-Vita transition, with “more” games being added to that list “in the coming weeks.”

Whether Sony is aiming for complete compatibility isn’t known, but I’ve asked for clarity on that.

The list is, uh, pretty big (and doesn't include PSP Minis, which are listed on the blog separately):

  • 101-in-1 Megamix
  • 300: March To Glory
  • The 3rd Birthday
  • The 3rd Birthday
  • Ace Combat: Joint Assault
  • Adventures To Go!
  • Alpha Mission II
  • Archer Maclean’s Mercury
  • Armored Core 3 Portable
  • Armored Core: Last Raven Portable
  • Armored Core: Silent Line Portable
  • Art of Fighting
  • Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines
  • Baseball Stars Professional
  • Blade Dancer Lineage of Light
  • BlazBlue Portable: Calamity Trigger
  • BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II
  • Blazing Souls Accelate
  • Bomberman
  • Bomberman ’94
  • Bomberman Land
  • Bomberman Legacy
  • Chameleon
  • ClaDun x2
  • Cladun: This is an RPG!
  • Class of Heroes
  • Corpse Party
  • Creature Defense
  • Crimson Gem Saga
  • Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower
  • Daxter
  • Dead or Alive Paradise
  • Dirt 2
  • Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days
  • Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness
  • Disgaea: Infinite
  • Dissidia 012 [Duodecim] Prologus: Final Fantasy
  • Dissidia 012 [Duodecim]: Final Fantasy
  • Dissidia: Final Fantasy
  • DJ Max Portable 3
  • Dragon’s Lair
  • Dragoneer’s Aria
  • Dungeon Explorer
  • Dungeon Explorer: Warriors of Ancient Arts
  • Dungeon Maker Hunting Ground
  • Dynasty Warriors
  • Dynasty Warriors Vol. 2
  • Dynasty Warriors: Strike Force
  • Eye of Judgment Legends
  • Fading Shadows
  • Fatal Fury
  • Fate/Extra
  • Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection
  • Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions
  • Gladiator Begins
  • God of War: Chains of Olympus
  • God of War: Ghost of Sparta
  • Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus
  • Half-Minute Hero
  • Harvest Moon: Boy and Girl
  • Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley
  • Hoard
  • Hot Brain
  • IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey
  • Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon
  • Jikandia: The Timeless Land
  • Justice League Heroes
  • Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble
  • The King of Fighters ’94
  • The King of Fighters ’95
  • Knights in the Nightmare
  • Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend
  • League Bowling
  • Legend of Heroes, The: Trails in the Sky
  • LEGO Batman: The Videogame
  • LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7
  • LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Lord of Arcana
  • Lord of the Rings, The: Aragorn’s Quest
  • Lunar: Silver Star Harmony
  • Magician Lord
  • Major League Baseball 2K11
  • Mana Khemia: Student Alliance
  • Mega Man: Maverick Hunter X
  • Metal Slug
  • Metal Slug 2
  • Metal Slug Anthology
  • Metal Slug XX
  • Military History: Commander: Europe at War
  • Mimana Iyar Chronicle
  • Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
  • MX vs. ATV: Reflex
  • NBA 2K10
  • NBA 2K11
  • NBA 2K12
  • NeoGeo Heroes: Ultimate Shooting
  • Neutopia
  • New Adventure Island
  • No Heroes Allowed!
  • Patapon 2
  • Petz Dogz Family
  • Petz Hamsterz Bunch
  • Petz Saddle Club
  • Phantom Brave: The Hermuda Triangle
  • Pool Hall Pro
  • Power Stone Collection
  • Prince of Persia: Revelations
  • Prince of Persia: Rival Swords
  • Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
  • Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood!
  • Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero?
  • Puzzle Guzzle
  • Ridge Racer
  • Riviera: The Promised Land
  • Samurai Shodown
  • Samurai Shodown Anthology
  • Samurai Warriors: State of War
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2: Innocent Sin
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable
  • Shock Troopers
  • SNK Arcade Classics Volume 1
  • SOCOM U.S. Navy SEALs: Tactical Strike
  • Soldier Blade
  • Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny
  • Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max
  • Super Sidekicks
  • Super Star Soldier
  • Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow
  • Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together
  • Tekken 6
  • TNT Racers
  • Tokobot
  • Tom Clancy’s Endwar
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Predator
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Essentials
  • Tron: Evolution: The Video Game
  • UFC Undisputed 2010
  • Ultimate Board Game Collection
  • Ultimate Ghosts ‘n Goblins
  • Valhalla Knights
  • Vertigo
  • Victory Run
  • Warriors of the Lost Empire
  • Warriors Orochi
  • Warriors Orochi 2
  • What Did I do to Deserve This My Lord?
  • What Did I do to Deserve This My Lord? 2
  • Wild Arms XF
  • World Heroes
  • World Sports Competition
  • Worms: Battle Islands
  • WWE Smackdown Vs. Raw 2011
  • Yggdra Union
  • Ys Seven
  • Ys: The Oath in Felghana
  • Z. H. P.: Unlosing Ranger Vs. Darkdeath Evilman
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Posted by patrickklepek
If you only have a stack of UMDs, there's no way to take those bad boys over to a Vita in the US.

If you’re one of the people who’ve lucked into an early Vita, it’s now possible to start downloading PSP games onto the device. You can’t just dump any PSP game from PlayStation Network onto a Vita.

On the PlayStation Blog, Sony has outlined a list of 275 games that are already capable of making the PSP-to-Vita transition, with “more” games being added to that list “in the coming weeks.”

Whether Sony is aiming for complete compatibility isn’t known, but I’ve asked for clarity on that.

The list is, uh, pretty big (and doesn't include PSP Minis, which are listed on the blog separately):

  • 101-in-1 Megamix
  • 300: March To Glory
  • The 3rd Birthday
  • The 3rd Birthday
  • Ace Combat: Joint Assault
  • Adventures To Go!
  • Alpha Mission II
  • Archer Maclean’s Mercury
  • Armored Core 3 Portable
  • Armored Core: Last Raven Portable
  • Armored Core: Silent Line Portable
  • Art of Fighting
  • Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines
  • Baseball Stars Professional
  • Blade Dancer Lineage of Light
  • BlazBlue Portable: Calamity Trigger
  • BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II
  • Blazing Souls Accelate
  • Bomberman
  • Bomberman ’94
  • Bomberman Land
  • Bomberman Legacy
  • Chameleon
  • ClaDun x2
  • Cladun: This is an RPG!
  • Class of Heroes
  • Corpse Party
  • Creature Defense
  • Crimson Gem Saga
  • Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower
  • Daxter
  • Dead or Alive Paradise
  • Dirt 2
  • Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days
  • Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness
  • Disgaea: Infinite
  • Dissidia 012 [Duodecim] Prologus: Final Fantasy
  • Dissidia 012 [Duodecim]: Final Fantasy
  • Dissidia: Final Fantasy
  • DJ Max Portable 3
  • Dragon’s Lair
  • Dragoneer’s Aria
  • Dungeon Explorer
  • Dungeon Explorer: Warriors of Ancient Arts
  • Dungeon Maker Hunting Ground
  • Dynasty Warriors
  • Dynasty Warriors Vol. 2
  • Dynasty Warriors: Strike Force
  • Eye of Judgment Legends
  • Fading Shadows
  • Fatal Fury
  • Fate/Extra
  • Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection
  • Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions
  • Gladiator Begins
  • God of War: Chains of Olympus
  • God of War: Ghost of Sparta
  • Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus
  • Half-Minute Hero
  • Harvest Moon: Boy and Girl
  • Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley
  • Hoard
  • Hot Brain
  • IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey
  • Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon
  • Jikandia: The Timeless Land
  • Justice League Heroes
  • Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble
  • The King of Fighters ’94
  • The King of Fighters ’95
  • Knights in the Nightmare
  • Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend
  • League Bowling
  • Legend of Heroes, The: Trails in the Sky
  • LEGO Batman: The Videogame
  • LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7
  • LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Lord of Arcana
  • Lord of the Rings, The: Aragorn’s Quest
  • Lunar: Silver Star Harmony
  • Magician Lord
  • Major League Baseball 2K11
  • Mana Khemia: Student Alliance
  • Mega Man: Maverick Hunter X
  • Metal Slug
  • Metal Slug 2
  • Metal Slug Anthology
  • Metal Slug XX
  • Military History: Commander: Europe at War
  • Mimana Iyar Chronicle
  • Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
  • MX vs. ATV: Reflex
  • NBA 2K10
  • NBA 2K11
  • NBA 2K12
  • NeoGeo Heroes: Ultimate Shooting
  • Neutopia
  • New Adventure Island
  • No Heroes Allowed!
  • Patapon 2
  • Petz Dogz Family
  • Petz Hamsterz Bunch
  • Petz Saddle Club
  • Phantom Brave: The Hermuda Triangle
  • Pool Hall Pro
  • Power Stone Collection
  • Prince of Persia: Revelations
  • Prince of Persia: Rival Swords
  • Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
  • Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood!
  • Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero?
  • Puzzle Guzzle
  • Ridge Racer
  • Riviera: The Promised Land
  • Samurai Shodown
  • Samurai Shodown Anthology
  • Samurai Warriors: State of War
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2: Innocent Sin
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable
  • Shock Troopers
  • SNK Arcade Classics Volume 1
  • SOCOM U.S. Navy SEALs: Tactical Strike
  • Soldier Blade
  • Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny
  • Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max
  • Super Sidekicks
  • Super Star Soldier
  • Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow
  • Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together
  • Tekken 6
  • TNT Racers
  • Tokobot
  • Tom Clancy’s Endwar
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Predator
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Essentials
  • Tron: Evolution: The Video Game
  • UFC Undisputed 2010
  • Ultimate Board Game Collection
  • Ultimate Ghosts ‘n Goblins
  • Valhalla Knights
  • Vertigo
  • Victory Run
  • Warriors of the Lost Empire
  • Warriors Orochi
  • Warriors Orochi 2
  • What Did I do to Deserve This My Lord?
  • What Did I do to Deserve This My Lord? 2
  • Wild Arms XF
  • World Heroes
  • World Sports Competition
  • Worms: Battle Islands
  • WWE Smackdown Vs. Raw 2011
  • Yggdra Union
  • Ys Seven
  • Ys: The Oath in Felghana
  • Z. H. P.: Unlosing Ranger Vs. Darkdeath Evilman
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Edited by nerdhat

Nice, can't get enough Ys

Posted by Korg

No Valkyria Chronicles? Whaaat.

Posted by Mesoian

@Korg said:

No Valkyria Chronicles? Whaaat.

This in spades. What the hell is Sega doing?

Posted by Video_Game_King

@Korg said:

No Valkyria Chronicles? Whaaat.

No Kingdom Hearts, either, so disappointment for all.

Online
Edited by iAmJohn

Option+F -> "The Warriors" + "Rock Band Unplugged" + "Patchwork Heroes" -> Not found.

Posted by Duffyside

@Korg said:

No Valkyria Chronicles? Whaaat.

"Ctrl F, Valkyria."

... sonofa...

Posted by msavo

Aw fuck I wanted to put Valkyria Chronicles 2 and Persona 3 on my Vita at launch. I hope they are added soon.

Posted by LoktarOgar
  • Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble
Really the only thing people should care about.
 
Oh, also, no Lumines on that list.
Posted by Binarynova

Nice. All but one of my UMD games I was going to trade in for credit towards a PSN card. This is odd though. Ys: Seven and Oath in Felghana but not 1+2 Chronicles?

Posted by msavo

Scratch that I was looking at the Ps for Persona and forgot the whole Shin Megami Tensei part. Still kinda ticked about Valkryia Chronicles though.

Edited by MolluskLingers

Valkyria Chronicles 2 DOES work, as do other games not on the list.

Posted by JLF1

Yes, Corpse Party is there. I waited to buy that game until I would get a Vita.

Posted by Spwn

3rd Birthday is on that list twice.

And people should calm down, this is only the first bc patch.

Posted by Ockman

Wait, the Metal Gear games are not on this list, but I've seen at least one of the Metal Gear games (Peace Walker I believe), being played on a Vita.

Posted by MolluskLingers

@Ockman said:

Wait, the Metal Gear games are not on this list, but I've seen at least one of the Metal Gear games (Peace Walker I believe), being played on a Vita.

I think this list is games that work 100%. Some games not listen work (VALKYRIA 2 DOES WORK) but I don't think they list non 100% working emulation. I dunno.

Posted by Asmo917

Stupid question before I go look it up myself: What about PSOne classics, like Resident Evil 2 and FFVII, VIII, and IX? Are they all compatible, not initially compatible, or not compatible and no plans to be so?

Posted by cbarnes86

This, along with financial reasons, is why I will wait for buying this system. I can't wait to have one of these, but if I can't play ANY of my downloaded games (Peace Walker? Valkyria? Phantasy Star 2?) or PSONE games, I will wait on this. Not paying 250 bones to NOT play my current games. Would love to see support for the PS2 classics as well, maybe some PSN games too.

Posted by Baltimore

I find the lack of classic Final Fantasy disturbing.

Posted by Ockman

@Asmo917 said:

Stupid question before I go look it up myself: What about PSOne classics, like Resident Evil 2 and FFVII, VIII, and IX? Are they all compatible, not initially compatible, or not compatible and no plans to be so?

Unfortunately PSOne classics will not be playable on the Vita at launch, except via Remote Play. They said PSOne games will be playable eventually though.

Posted by Agikamike

@Asmo917: I'm not sure if this has changed, but I remember hearing a couple months back that PSOne classics wouldn't be working at launch, but will be fairly soon after.

Posted by 014
@cbarnes86 said:

This, along with financial reasons, is why I will wait for buying this system. I can't wait to have one of these, but if I can't play ANY of my downloaded games (Peace Walker? Valkyria? Phantasy Star 2?) or PSONE games, I will wait on this. Not paying 250 bones to NOT play my current games. Would love to see support for the PS2 classics as well, maybe some PSN games too.

All PSN games will work on the Vita. Check out the official Vita page over at Sony.
Posted by zudthespud

No Burnout Legends :( At least Monster Hunter is on there.

Posted by TheIronYuppie

Little disappointed, at launch the only games I was really wanting to play was the few PSP games I missed out on by passing up that system. Crisis Core is out because they don't (in their infinite wisdom lol!) have a digital version. Other than that I wanted Castlevanis: Dracula X Chronicles and Mega Man: Maverick Hunter X.

One out of three, is not that hot Sony

Edited by Seppli

No Valkyria Chronicles 2 is an atrocity! I'm torn between getting a PSP for dirtcheap and jumping right on the VITA train - I mean come on. It's less than 3x times more expensive than a old ass stripped down PSP and accessories are just as expensive.

Posted by nukesniper

That list is big, but Lumines, Lumines 2,Patapon 1 and 3, Metal Gear Ac!d 1 and 2, and Work Time Fun aren't on there. What is that about? The Vita makes me sad.

Posted by GalacticPunt

Well crap, the Vita can't play Killzone: Liberation. I got that free from the "Welcome Back" program, but still no sign of me having a device to play it on.

Great support for Japanese-ass RPG's though. Persona, Ys, Tactics Ogre? Now we're talking.

Posted by Seppli

Oh man - GTA Chinatown Wars is missing in action too. Albeit I'd love an overhauled version with touchscreen support. So get on that Rockstar.

Posted by Sergio

Nice. All the PSP games I was interested in but held off on getting because I was waiting for Vita instead of getting a PSP are on there.

Posted by rachelepithet

Not that people outside the US are lucky. They'll still end up paying more than GameStop's used prices for each game. And if you love the psp that much and own so so many games, why not lose the $30 you make trading your psp towards a vita and just keep the gd psp?

Posted by TurboMan

*scans for Lumines*

Guess I'm not going to buy a PSP

Posted by iamthebozz

Looks like Valkyria Chronicles 2 is Vita compatible:

https://twitter.com/#!/UNCyrus/status/167699282227511297

Posted by Mandrewgora

I didn't know the PSP had that many games.

Posted by imooumoo

Oh god Persona..... I will wait for a price drop but I will buy one.

Posted by Foggen

Killzone, Def Jam: Fight for New York, Burnout, LittleBigPlanet, ModNation Racers...

Man, those are some intense oversights. I may not be able to play half of my games...

Posted by Happenstance

For now im just glad Persona 3 Portable is on the list, i'll worry about any others I may want later down the line

Posted by Ozone

No Lumines? Yup, sticking with my PSP.

Posted by TheHakku

Looks like I'm buying DJMAX Portable 3!

Edited by TepidShark

In case anyone didn't put it together from the comments, this list does not show every game that is on PSN. (UMD Only games like were never going to be compatible)

Posted by Klaimore

Wow there were games on the psp?

Posted by john_doe132

No gran turismo, my save has over 5000km driven

Posted by TepidShark

If you want to check if your game was ever released on the Playstation Store, you should look here.

Posted by Axdemon

No Kingdom Hearts, no Metal Gear Solid Anything, the fuck am I even doing here?

Posted by Karmann

No Gran Turismo, no deal.

Posted by Karmann

@john_doe132 said:

No gran turismo, my save has over 5000km driven

Glad I'm not the only nutjob :-p

Posted by spiceninja

@Klaimore said:

Wow there were games on the psp?

Yeah. Thousands even.

Posted by Enigma777

No Killzone, Lumines, Patapon 1&3, Jeane D'arc, Castlevania DXC, LBP, LocoRoco 1-2, any of the GTAs, Valkyria Chronicles 2, Portable Ops OR even fucking Peacewalker? WHAT THE FUCK?!?! Half the fucking games I own are not even playable FFS!

Posted by Rmack

I'm actually more interested in buying a dirt cheap PSP right now than I am a Vita.

Posted by nicky42

is crisis core missing from this list or did i miss it?

Posted by DonutFever

P3P? That's all I needed to know.

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