So like yeah Sony you owe me $19.99 since i just downloaded a game that i CANNOT play on my VITA. I DO NOT own a PSP and have no interests in buy one again just because you want to be picky about what you want to allow on it. This is NOT an old PSP game and it is fully capable of being played on my VITA. You are really going to have to straighten this out before people start taking CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS against you for false advertisement and deceptive practices. When I bought my VITA when it 1st came out it was stated clearly that it would be capable of playing ALL DIGITAL PSP GAMES. Not only did it take you over 6 months to even allow a psp game to be played on it you also have been preventing us from playing a decent chunk of Digital PSP Games on it.
"A Furiated Customer"
You are confused on a few points.
GKP... The consumer base were told by more than one source including Square Enix themselve that this specific title would be compatible on their Vita's so it isn't their fault that they're listening to the actual developer of the game said it would be compatible...
Also, if there was a security loop hole, I would imagine JP and EU copies would have the same hole and yet it is already readily available to them. As well as, it was stated by Sony that all future PSP titles would be compatible for the Vita when the Vita was announced so there is no excuse as to why this title has been restriced in the NA and available elsewhere other than to **bleep** off consumer's
In anycase, Square has already stated on their forums that they are working on the issue with Sony because it is clear to Square that this was to be a title ready for the Vita day 1 of release and why that hasn't become the case is in Sony's court.
As I suggested in an earlier post, given the fact that the game is downloadable on the Vita in other geographies, we can assume that there is some timing or process issue, or a technical mistake, that is preventing it from being downloaded to Vita here. The bottom line is that SCEA only updates the Playstation Store once per week, so nothing can be done about the problem until Tuesday afternoon at the earliest. This would not be considered an emergency situation justifying an unscheduled store update. Sony isn't going to risk compromising the availability of the entire Playstation Store, because a small number of people can't download a PSP game to a console that isn't a PSP. The problem will probably get resolved next week, or soon in any event. You will just have to wait until then. It would be nice if Sony updated the community, but it isn't going to do that in the forum, just because the problem was posted in the forum. Any announcement would likely be in the Playstation Blog.
Sony, as I am sure at this point is aware of the problem, considering that Square themselves have already specificed that they are working with Sony to fix it.
This wouldn't have been an issue if mainstream media and Square themselves didn't say "FF3 is compatible on the Vita" and that "One Square community rep has it working fine on their Vita." That is the issue and that is what is bothersome. It isn't like Sony got the right to install the program onto their servers the same day it was released to the general public to buy and play. They would've had this game for weeks testing out any minor bugs that would've popped on their end to ensure a quality ready for public release. Sony dropped the ball here and consumer's have the right to complain in any way, shape, and form they fit desirable.
I find it highly annoying that you come onto this thread and try to defend Sony with nonsense excuses such as "It was built for PSP and says PSP on the application itself" where as the PSP is a dead system in the NA market and FF3 wasn't even released a hard copy because of that same reason and although there may be some players who still own a PSP, the vast majority now own a Vita under many impressions stated by Sony themselves specifically saying prior to launch that "the Vita will play all new PSP titles so jump onboard to the Vita bandwagon" FF3 is post Vita launch and this problem should not have existed. period.
Sony keeps dropping the ball in everything they have done lately especially in the digital market that has me, and I am sure many others, to tread lightly on any other future handhelds or entertainment devices they so release in the future.
Due to the fact that it is still available in other regions, I would assume it isn't actually a security issue, and is more likely a licensing issue. SCEA is such a failure of a corporation. Sony Japan and Europe seem to be doing just fine and know how to not **bleep** off their entire consumer base every week...not the case here in the states. This was the scene at SCEA headquarters on the 25th...
Worker 1: "Aaaaand the store is updated! Yo dude, you totally took care of that FF3 licensing shizz for Vita right?
Worker 2: "Wait..you mean PSP right? Isn't it a PSP game??"
Worker 1: "PULL THE PLUUUUUUUUUUG!!!!!!!"
In all seriousness, I think Sony is too lazy to re-update the store as GKP stated, but I don't agree that they'd be worried about losing customers from such a quick update. I highly doubt that the PSN store being down for a few hours has ever stopped anyone from downloading a game as soon as it was put back up. People with a PS3 or Vita aren't going to say "I'm ONLY gonna buy this game if I can buy it at this exact second. Otherwise I'm throwing my ps3 in the trash!" I really think FF3 will be in the vita store next tuesday, along with New Little King's Story and the Book of Memories Demo. Should be a good day but seriously SCEA, get your act together, it's getting kind of annoying.