‘UMD Passport’ Allows PSVita Owners To Repurchase PSP UMD Games At Discounted Price

While this is something we were hoping to get when the PSP Go was released, it looks like “better late than never” might be the appropriate saying to compliment this recent bit of news.

Along side the Japanese release of the PlayStation Vita, December 17th,  Sony plans to offer the “UMD Passport” program.  This works via a free application that allows users to register their UMD games and receive a discount when buying the digital versions of the same games through the PlayStation Vita digital store.

Again, this would have been an amazing way to welcome early-adopters who purchased a PSP Go, but at least Sony is looking at their next portable launch with some consideration for supporters of their attempt to make hand-held content digital.

At this point, the UMD Passport is only announced for Japan, but hopefully we’ll hear something in the near future about the availability of this program in other territories.

I’m really hoping to get a digital version of Crisis Core at some point.  And it would be simply perfect if I received a discount on a double-dip.

Source: Joystiq

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