Looks like Vita owners won’t have to suffer too much for being first adopters. Siliconera discovered a publication on the Japanese Playstation website announcing local multiplayer functionality between the Playstation Vita and Portable. Ad-Hoc multiplayer, will not a big hit in the West, is a defining feature in Japan, where Monster Hunter regularly rules the sales charts.
Those that pick up a Playstation Vita may not be leaving their PSP libraries behind, either. A report out of Destructoid claims that Sony is looking into a conversion program for UMDs. If released, special downloadable versions will be offered for any game the player has a physical disc version of. It’s worth noting that a similar program was rumored during the lead in to the PSPGo launch, but there still exists a possibility that Sony has learned its lesson from the failed handheld iteration (one among many), and includes it this time around.
Would downloadable versions of your existing PSP games make the transition to the PSV easier for you, EGs? Or are you planning on skipping this device altogether? Give us your reactions in the comments section!