Sony Quietly Removed the Ability to Transfer Games from PS3 to Vita

Sony is continuing to slowly wind down PS3 and Vita functionality. The latest feature to be discontinued is the ability to transfer games from PS3 to Vita. While this might not seem like a big deal on the surface, there’s a sizable list of games that you can only install on the Vita by transferring them from the PS3.

For some reason, there were PS1 and PSP games that you could only install on the Vita if you transferred them from a PS3 console, as they aren’t available for purchase in the Vita Store. So you’d have to buy them on the PS3, download (but not install) them, then connect the Vita via USB and send them over.

Unfortunately, as you can see in the list below (via ResetEra), some real bangers are no longer available for transfer:

Activision Hits Remixed
Alien Crush
Alien Syndrome
Ape Quest
Bonk’s Adventure
Brain Pipe
Brothers In Arms: D-Day
Brunswick Pro Bowling
Burnout Dominator
Burnout Legends
Burst Angel
Cabela African Safari
Cabela Dangerous Hunts
Cabela North American Adventures
Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded
Capcom Classics Collection Remixed
Capcom Puzzle World
Castlevania Chronicles
Chopper I
Coded Arms
Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars
Death Jr
Death Jr 2
Def Jam Fight For NY: The Takeover
F1 2009
Ford Racing
Gang Wars
Ghostbusters: The Video Game
Gradius Collection
Gun: Showdown
I am an Air Traffic Controller Airport Hero Haneda
Ikari 3: The Rescue
Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings
International Track and Field
Kurulin Fusion
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
Metal Gear Solid
Metal Gear Solid: Digital Graphic Novel
Mind Quiz
NCAA Football 10
Need for Speed: Shift
Need for Speed: Pro Street
Need for Speed: Underground Rivals
Neopets: Petpet Adventures – The Wand of Wishing
Pinball: Hall of Fame
Pocket Pool
PBR: Out of The Chute
Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice
Puzzle Challenge: Crosswords
Puzzle Chronicles
Rengoku 2: Stairway to HEAVEN
Rock Band Unplugged Lite
SAR – Search and Rescue
Sasuke vs. Commander
Sega Genesis Collection
Silent Hill
Silent Hill Origins
Sno-Cross: Championship Racing
State Shift
Swat: Target Liberty
The King of Fighters Collection
The Next Space
Time Soldiers
Tomb Raider: Anniversary
Touchdown Fever

Unfortunately, this is just a taste of things to come. Sony has already made overtures that it wants to drop support for PS3 and Vita entirely. Luckily, fan outcry resulted in the stores being left open. Still, the second Sony thinks it can close them without too much controversy; they’ll be gone.

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They have the money to leave the stores online, and stop assing around taking features away from PS3 and Vita

We don't need them to spend their time releasing updates for the 2 devices


How disappointing. Very sad to see this leave.


yet another reason to homebrew a vita if you made the mistake of buying one


What a tragedy , really sad to see these abilities just go...

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