Sony's PlayStation Vita features backwards compatibility with PSP games despite lacking the capability to play UMDs, but that's what the electronic company's UMD Passport program is for. Unfortunately, it appears that not all publishers are backing Sony's discount program, including Capcom, Konami, Square Enix and Namco Bandai.
The UMD Passport will allow users to register their UMDs online and purchase a discounted digital copy of their games. Prices range from 500 to 1500 yen and there are currently over 200 announced titles.
Publishers supporting the program include companies such as Nippon Ichi Software, Acquire, Atlus, and Tecmo Koei. However, it appears that the big hitters like Final Fantasy's Square Enix and Monster Hunter's Capcom are not part of the program at this point of writing.
The PlayStation Vita arrives in stores on December 17 in Japan and February 22 in North America and Europe. Neither SCEA nor SCEE have announced any similar plans for the respective regions.