Key publishers absent from Vita UMD Passport launch

Capcom, Square Enix, Konami all missing from backwards compatibility download scheme

Capcom, Square Enix, Namco Bandai and Square Enix are all notable absent from the PlayStation Vita UMD Passport scheme, which allows players to download discounted digital versions of games they already own on UMD.

Siliconera pointed out the absentees, but reported that around 262 games will be available under the Japanese scheme, from publishers like Atlus, Nippon Ichi, and Tecmo Koei.

Capcom's Monster Hunter title is one of PSP's biggest franchises, with Monster Hunter Portbale 3rd for PSP selling 2.58 million units in Japan in just two weeks, making it the fastest selling game in Capcom's history.

In June this year sales for the title were at 4.7 million units.

UMD Passport is so far only announced for Japan, where the PlayStation Vita will launch December 17.

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Harrison Smith Studying Games and Graphics Programming, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology7 years ago
no offense Rachel, but proof reading is a great way to avoid mistakes like; "Capcom, Square Enix, Namco Bandai and Square Enix", " are all notable absent".

On topic; no doubt Capcom will try an sell a monster huner 3rd PSV version, same with the other publishers with there big PSP titles, I expect a whole range of PSP titles will be available for purchase at a retail price for PSV from those publishers.
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Richard Archer Global Endpoint Technologies Manager & Team Lead, Square Enix7 years ago
@Harrison: Were the typos in your comment deliberately ironic?
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Type J Freelance 7 years ago
I'm sorry but technically this isn't really true. for more info.

The games list is still partial, I'm pretty sure there's a lot of games added today that weren't even there the other day to start with. From the article -->

"The program will support around 200 titles from 40 companies. Sony posted a partial list of compatible titles with pricing today. Access it here.
Pricing in the list centers around the 500 yen to 1500 yen range. Major titles like Gran Turismo, Persona 3, Phantom Kingdom, and Akiba's Trip are included. While companies like Square Enix, Falcom, Capcom, Konami and Sega haven't announced titles, they are on board with the program, Sony says."

Siliconera made a huge assumption that their database was complete when it was never mentioned either way. The news was then picked up by Eurogamer and now here. Now on the other hand if we had confirmation of that Ueda rumour.
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Alan Pierce Programmer, Digital Delight7 years ago
@Richard. With all due respect, he's not writing for a professional gaming website.
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Greg Wilcox Creator, Destroy All Fanboys! 7 years ago
Perhaps these companies missing are planning some sort of way to get those games on a Vita card or download as closer to retail priced special editions or something? Who knows? I say wait and see and not speculate too much.
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Harrison Smith Studying Games and Graphics Programming, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology7 years ago
@Richard, you should of seen the facepalm I gave myself when reading over my own comment. I tried to edit it but it wouldn't allow.
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