Capcom, Square and More Pass on Vita’s “UMD Passport” Program
04 Dec, 2011
Last month, Sony Computer Entertainment revealed a data transfer plan for customers looking to integrate their PSP libraries into their PSVs. The “UMD Passport” Program recently had a list of supported titles released, and it’s missing some key publishers. The games of Capcom, Konami, Namco Bandai, and Square Enix are nowhere to be found amongst the 262 available titles (out 606 available on the Japanese PSN).
This is just the launch lineup, with the major publishers possibly waiting to gauge initial reaction to the program before investing. But combined, the absent publishers make up a tremendous portion of the Japanese gaming market, despite smaller publishers like Atlus and Nippon Ichi on board. There is still no word on whether the program will be available outside of Japan.