Playing a game downloaded using a PS3™ system and copied to your system

You can use a PS3™ system to download a game from (PlayStation®Store), and then copy the game to your system.

  • To use this feature, you must be signed up for Sony Entertainment Network on your system.
  • To copy games to your system, a memory card* is necessary.
    *
    For a PCH-1000 series system, you must have a memory card for the PS Vita system inserted.
  • For details about (PlayStation®Store) for the PS3™ system, see the user's guide for the PS3™ system.

Copying a game

Use (Content Manager) to copy the game application from the PS3™ system to your system. For details, see "Copying and deleting games and other applications using a PS3™ system".
When copying is complete, the game icon appears on the home screen.

  • You can only copy games that have been downloaded from (PlayStation®Store) to the PS3™ system but have not been installed.
    On the PS3™ system, games that can be copied to your system are displayed as (Data downloaded to the hard disk) under (Game).
  • If a game is already installed on the PS3™ system, download it again from PlayStation®Store, and then copy it to your system before installing it on your PS3™ system.
    On the PS3™ system, games that can be downloaded again are listed when you select Download List in (PlayStation®Store). Check that (Data downloaded to the hard disk) appears for the game, and then copy it.‎
  • An alternative to downloading a game using a PS3™ system and then copying it to your system is to download the game directly using your system.
    Select (PS Store) > [Start] > (Options) > [Download List]. Select the game that you want to download, and then select [Download].
  • Some games cannot be copied from the PS3™ system to your system, or cannot be downloaded using your system.

Playing a copied game

The basic operations are the same as those for a game on PlayStation®Vita card. For details, see "Playing a game on a PlayStation®Vita card".

While playing PSP™Game software or PlayStation® format software, you can configure settings such as those for the controller. You can also set the screen display method. For details, see "Playing a game for the PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) system on your system" and "Playing PlayStation® format software on your system".

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