No plan to allow any sort of PSP game play or transfer on Vita.
If you want to play PSP games, buy them again.
This feels like when Sony took BC out of the PS3 just so they could re-sell us PS2 games.
I honestly don't give a shit.
First of all, "If you want to play PSP games, buy them again" is ridiculously untrue, since if you bought your games digitally in the first place they'll work just fine. It's not like we didn't know this was coming...
Before anyone claims "but Japan got the passport program", the passport program was a complete mess. The number of titles supported was tiny, the amount of money publishers wanted for them was excessive (sometimes almost as much as just buying the game normally...), and the whole thing seemed broken and ripe for abuse from the start.
Why do people feel entitled to get a second copy (yes, it's a second copy...there's absolutely nothing Sony can do to keep you from selling your UMD version after getting the digital one...) of their games on a different medium? Can you name any other example of any company anywhere doing that sort of thing? If you bought a movie on DVD does that entitle you to a discounted blu-ray version? If you have a big UMD collection you probably have a PSP to play them on...get over it.
Sorry for coming off as hostile...I'm not really ranting at anyone here just ranting at the general attitude I keep seeing on various other sites. People are acting like the sky is falling when I have a hard time imagining any other outcome...