Sony Playstation Portable (PSP) – Noteworthy Titles

Almost all digital PSP games will work natively on PS Vita, although there are a few exceptions that don’t, or will only work if transferred from a PS3. For the latter, once a game is installed on the Vita it can be backed up using the content manager and restored that way like everything else. Physical PSP games aren’t supported on PSPGo or PS Vita systems. A PSP, PSPGo or PS Vita can only have one active account at a time, so cross region gaming is impractical unless games are purchased physically; there are no region locks on any Playstation handheld for games.

UPDATE April 24th 2014: It appears enabling all PSP downloads on a Vita was accidental so the previous restrictions have been restored. If you managed to download anything it is strongly recommended to backup the data using the Content Manager, as it will not be redownloadable.

  • Brave Story: New Traveler (no longer available for purchase)
  • Crisis Core: Final Fantasy
  • Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake (Available digitally, not Vita compatible)
  • Final Fantasy (available in English on Japanese PSN, PS1 Final Fantasy Origins is available digitally)
  • Final Fantasy II (available in English on Japanese PSN, PS1 Final Fantasy Origins is available digitally)
  • Gitaroo-Man
  • Gran Turismo (Available digitally, not Vita compatible)
  • Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep (HD version of Final Mix is part of Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remaster on PS3, also only available on physical disc)
  • Lumines
  • Lumines II
  • Metal Gear: Portable Ops (Available digitally, not Vita compatible)
  • Metal Gear: Portable Ops + (Available digitally, not Vita compatible)
  • Metal Gear Ac!d
  • Metal Gear Ac!d 2
  • Phantasy Star Portable 2 (no longer available for purchase or download, if you have this on your PSP or PS Vita it is strongly recommended to back it up as soon as possible as it will not be intentionally redownloadable due to legal reasons)
  • Pop’n Music Portable 2 (Japan only)
  • Twisted Metal: Head-On (Available digitally, not Vita compatible)
  • Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth
  • WipEout Pure (Available digitally, not Vita compatible)

The following games (allegedly) will work on a PS Vita only if transferred from a PS3. Once there they can be managed and backed up via the Content Manager. Any game not on the below list and not downloadable from a PS Vita or visible in the store from a Vita should be assumed to be incompatible.

  • Activision Hits Remixed
  • After Burner: Black Faction
  • Alien Crush
  • Baseball Stars 2
  • Beats
  • Bonk’s Adventure
  • Burnout Dominator
  • Burnout Legends
  • Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded
  • Capcom Classics Collection Remixed
  • Capcom Puzzle World
  • Crash: Mind Over Mutant
  • Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars
  • Def Jam Fight for NY: The Takeover
  • Fate/Unlimited Codes (no longer available for purchase)
  • Ghostbusters: The Video Game
  • Gradius Collection
  • Guilty Gear Judgement
  • Gun: Showdown
  • I am an Air Traffic Controller Hero Haneda
  • Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings
  • The King of Fighters ’96
  • Kurulin Fusion
  • Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
  • Silent Hill: Origins
  • Silent Hill: Shattered Memories
  • Star Wars Battlefront II
  • Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron
  • Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
  • Tomb Raider: Anniversary
  • Valkyria Chronicles II
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