Right know the only the psp is good for me is a mp3 player. I don't understand why people wanna play psp games on the vita. It's not like once you get the Vita you can't play anything else. Just don't sell the psp or trade in and you'd be fine. I doubt psp games would be any different then playing that same game on the psp. For me the last time I touched my umd collection has been a while. I doubt the game will be improved a lot other then you can map the right analog stick for movement. Still I don't get maybe it's the nostalgia of playing psp games but I ain't going back.
Some games do have replay value, are liked by some for replay even if it is "old skool" stuff.
Also, some people may wish to play the PSP game on the Vita, having not finished the game fully on the PSP, or much at all (as is the case for me in several games) but I'll just end up playing them here and there on the PSP for the duration, until something happens to change something or something else.
On the contrary my friend there is footage of someone demenstrate backwards compatability with metal gear solid and he showed how in the options you can choose what the other analog stick can be used for etc.I have one of the ps3's that are not backwards compatable and I cant tell you how pissed i was when I than realized I couldnt play kingdom hearts or resident evil 4 with my wireless controller and in hd.Now I have to plug in my ps2 or wait for hd re-releases via ps3.Theres just something about giving people the ability to play previous games on newer consoles etc...
the thing is with the ps vita you can still play older games. they just have to be downloaded versions. (even with the UMD program it was only for games that had a downloaded version and only a select few.)
this is why I do not get the problem you would of have to pay anyway to get the version onto the ps vita. (so people would of got mad at sony anyway.) so basically now you still have to pay to get the downloaded version just not % off. (unless sony lowers more of the prices of the psp games off of sony entertainment network.)
I my self do not see a problem here at all.
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The reason they want UMDs is because they still would like to have access to all of their PSP library, without having to carry around both a PSP AND a Vita (Neither of which, would fit well in pockets).
I don't mind carrying both, I carry around my PSP and 3DS everywhere, but some people are just picky and want everything on one system (like how PS3 has no PS2 compatibility, people should've just kept their PS2s)
I never had UMDs for PSP, but I understand why people are angry about Vita not having compatibility. I have an all-digital library so I'll be fine, though Sony should have brought the UMD pass system to the US for people...
I think SCEA should at least cut the prices for many of the PSP titles on the PSN, I mean some are still running at $40 when their UMD counterparts are selling for $20 or less. By making the digital PSP titles more affordable SCEA could potentially bring more interest to the Vita especally from those who find the launch lineup to be lacking.