Yes, we will get to put our UMD games onto Vita! However…
This is something that we have been asking for since the PSP Go had arrived. Sony has finally revealed the details about transferring our beloved UMDs to the upcoming Vita. The technology is fairly easy to understand. The biggest catch is that now, we will have to pay essentially a licensing fee for each game that we would like to transfer. This is great news for those of you that didn’t buy the digital version of your games when the PSN store made them available for the Go (Ahem).
For those who are desperate to get their UMD on the sleek Vita, you will simply have to download an application onto your PSP and pay between 5 and 20 dollars based on what game it is. More than likely it will be the new releases that will be on the higher side as you can see on this nice price list from the Japanese PlayStation site. They are calling it the UMD Passport and they feel that it is the best way that you can retain the value of the games that you have purchased. Personally, I thought that it would be easier if they gave you a digital download code with the purchase of the game similar to what they have done with DVD and some Blu-Ray movies.
On the bright side of this, I am happy that Sony is finally giving us the chance to get all of our portable games on a single device.