Do you remember the arrival, a few weeks ago, of a surprise update for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita? Well, since then, several users have no longer been able to transfer games between the two consoles once the latest update is installed. But this is by no means a bug or any technical problem.
The definitive confirmation comes from Sony same: it is no longer possible to move software from PS3 to PS Vita, and viceversa. In fact, a support FAQ related to the update arrived on both platforms reads that “As of May 11, it will no longer be possible to transfer content from PS3 consoles to PS Vita systems. However, the contents can still be downloaded directly to PS3 or PS Vita, or they can be transferred via PC“.
Speaking about the latter aspect mentioned in the FAQ, the Content Manager Assistant Sony would actually allow you to move games from PC to PS Vita, however, it is an outdated program and therefore may not work properly. Sony’s move is linked to the desire to strengthen the security of the systems, however this could inevitably create annoying inconveniences for those who still exploited (or intended to use in the future) the possibility of exchanging software between the two consoles.
We also remind you that support for the latest PS3 model ended in Japan, thus marking the end of an era.