If you currently own a PSP and have a collection of games that are on UMD discs, we’ve got some good news for you. You’ll be able to play most of those games on the PlayStation Vita when it goes on sale. While the Vita doesn’t have a drive for you to insert your UMD games, Sony will be launching the UMD Passport program that will let you download your UMD games at a discounted price from the PlayStation Network.
Sony will be releasing a PSP app that registers your UMD games (each UMD can only be registered to one PSN account, so you won’t be able to share games with your friends for multiple discounts). After registering the title via the app, you will be granted a discount when you repurchase the game from the PSN (the discounted games should cost between $6 to $13). Sony hopes to make the system compatible with roughly 200 titles by the program’s launch (December 6th in Japan). What do you think of this UMD Passport program?