Now as anyone who has a Vita right now knows, the PSN Store for it is a bit…well, “lacking”.  While Sony assures us that more content will be delivered soon, there IS a work around to get pretty much any PSP game that you downloaded through the PSN to work on your Vita NOW!!  It’s really quite simple, and it’s a bit of a wonder that Sony didn’t bother to tell people about this on their own.  The only caveat to this little work around is that you absolutely need a PlayStation 3 to make it work – you can’t use Sony’s MediaGo software to the same effect. All you do is simply download the games to your PS3, and then transfer them over to the Vita.  While it may not be the prettiest solution, the fact remains that it DOES indeed work, and it will help out those of you that have some good games that aren’t “officially” ready for the Vita yet.

Here’s the list I have so far, and I’ll update it as I go :)

Working :

  • Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
  • Metal Gear Solid Novel
  • Hammerin Hero
  • Gran Turismo
  • Sega Genesis Collection
  • Sonic Rivals 2
  • Parappa the Rapper
  • Burnout Legends
  • Midnight Club LA Remix
  • Tomb Raider Anniversary
  • Super Stardust Portable
  • Grand Theft Auto : Chinatown Wars
  • Rockband Unplugged
  • Final Fantasy Dissidia
  • Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow
  • Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max
  • Monster Hunter
  • Lunar

Did not work :

  • Hot Shots Tennis
  • Patapon 3
  • Star Wars Battlefront Renegade Squadron