Vita’s UMD Solution?

Sony PS Vita News

So many people doubted that a solution to the UMD problem would come along for the Playstation Vita. Doubters I bring good news, as there will be a solution to bring your UMD library into the Playstation Vita. However, it may not be a popular one.

Dengeki PlayStation interviewed Sony Computer Entertainment development head Yoshio Matsumoto and he had made some interesting comments. Matsumoto had revealed that they are looking into offering downloads at a special price for those who own the game on the physical medium of the Playstation Portable. This was after a retailer mentioning that a plan was being discussed at a sales meeting.

Now, I’m glad that they are thinking seriously about a solution, however, asking the owner of the game to pay again may not be the right path to take. There are other solutions that may please the consumer a little better. Please note that this is only relating to Japan, but may have implications in the West.

Josh is the name, writing is my game... well my degree will say that. But, when uni gets me down (and it does), there is no better way that to grab a chair, sit back and slicing up some Darkspawn I started my gaming interest back in the good old 16 bit era with the Sega Mega Drive and Sonic The Hedgehog 2. I was roughly five years old. To this day I still try to fire up the dusty companion and speed through the wacky and bright levels, jumping on some Badniks, collecting those damn Chaos Emeralds. Then I moved onto Sony's disk based console the Playstation (thanks to my uncle). Since then I have picked up each of Sony's consoles from the 5th to current generation that has been released in Australia (with more to come). In terms of writing about games, I am quite new to the field. I started out late last year with my own blog before deciding to move to greener pastures. I have written a few reviews for the Playstation 3 and Playstation Portable. Features as well. I hope I can flex my muscles while writing with Capsule Computers. If I'm not gaming, however, I'm writing narratives. I am currently trying to kickstart a high fantasy novel (which, hopefully, turns into a complex RPG) that I want done in five years or so. My passion of writing has been there for a long time and has flourished as I grew. I'm into the fantasy genre, both games and novels, and thoroughly enjoy a deep and complex RPG, whether it comes from the East or West. Oh and anime is awesome!
  • “Now, I’m glad that they are thinking seriously about a solution, however, asking the owner of the game to pay again may not be the right path to take.”

    Why not? Nintendo’s been doing this for years.

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