Congratulations, you purchased a brand new PlayStation Vita! While you may have the basic functions down and probably had a little fun with the ‘Welcome Park’ tutorial, there might be a few things that you didn’t know your PlayStation Vita could do! Well, I’m here to help you get all you can get out from the system with a few minor things that you probably didn’t know about your PlayStation Vita.
Now, you’re probably busy with some of the launch titles that you picked up with your Vita, but it never hurts to have a variety of things to play, right? Well, PlayStation acknowledged the fact that a lot of people may want to play their PSP titles on the Vita and have enabled that function for downloadable PSP titles. The problem? Well, not all of the PSP titles that were available to download are available to download on your Vita. Here’s the fix: If you have a PlayStation 3, you can play almost all downloadable PSP games on your Vita. How? (Note: Not all PSP titles work this way, however most do)
What about all of those Classic PSOne titles? Well, unfortunately you can not download them directly to your Vita, yet. Still, you can play PSOne games on your Vita with the Remote Play functions. Once again, if you have a PlayStation 3 and you have PSOne games downloaded on your system, you can do this with these few steps:
Now what about game save data? Many people have played their PSP games already and would like to continue with the save data that they had before. Well, this function is enabled on your Vita, yet, you may have had to put some forethought into this. Hopefully you still have your PSP and memory card, or hopefully you have backed up your PSP save data to your PC, PS3, or other storage unit. If you have done one of the above, you can successfully copy your PSP save data over to your Vita. Here are the steps:
Please note now, not all save data and not all PSP games are compatible with the system, however, most are. Generally you are going to go through a process of trial and error. I do not suggest purchasing PSP from your PS3 to put your Vita. However, if you already have these PSP titles purchased and would like to transfer them to your Vita, by all means, try the steps above. If you’re looking for something new to buy, download, and play, I suggest going straight through the PlayStation store on the Vita to avoid any unpleasant circumstances.
Fun Fact: Did you know your PlayStation Vita can play PS3 games already? Well, at least it can play one via remote play. While testing out all of my 100+ downloaded PSN titles through remote play on my Vita, I was able to launch the PSN game, High Stakes Poker and the SingStar app and play them straight from my Vita. Now, this didn’t exactly surprise me because I was able to do the same thing from my PSP a long time ago. As seen through demos last year (like Killzone 3) and certain techies online we know it’s possible, so here’s hoping that PlayStation will enable full remote play capabilities soon so we can play full PS3 games on the go.
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Well, that’s all we have for now. We hope you are enjoying your PlayStation Vitas as much as we are here. If you have some other helpful tips or hints about the Vita, make sure to leave a comment below and join our discussion in our PlayStation Vita Community Connection where you can meet and talk to fellow Vita enthusiasts like yourself!