Sony have announced that 275 PSP titles and PlayStation Minis will be available to download onto the PS Vita upon its North America/Europe release, with even more on the way.
In a post on the US PlayStation blog, Sony‘s Senior Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has revealed a stonking 275 games – both PSP titles and PlayStation Minis – will be downloadable and playable on the PS Vita when it gets released in Europe and the States on February 22nd. It’s also likely, though with “some limitations”, that if you already own a digital copy of one of the compatible PSP games, re-installing them on the Vita will be free. Owners of UMDs will, however, be out of luck.
Check out the post for the full list of Vita-compatible titles – there are some big names in there, and more are supposedly due to be announced.
Whilst backwards compatibility is cool, there seems to be a degree of planned obsolescence here which probably won’t please PSP loyalists. Was this part of the plan all along, or were Sony spooked by the older console outselling the Vita only two weeks after the latter was released in Japan?
Either way, the Vita’s launch title numbers just exploded. Stick with BeefJack and our PS Vita news for the latest on Sony’s new handheld.