PS3 and PSVita Cross Functions

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Ps3 firmware added support to PSVita in firmware 4.00

This page pretends to document all the functions related in the PS3 side... for the PSVita side see

Main Functions[edit]

PSVita Remote play[edit]

A flag for ATTRIBUTE inside PARAM.SFO was added to enable remote play. See PARAM.SFO and Remote Play pages

PSVita Cross controller[edit]

PS VITA used as controller (PS3 FW min 4.20 with PS VITA FW min 1.80:)


Game list:

  • Guacamelee!
  • Little Big Planet 2 (Requires purchase of Cross-Control DLC or extra edition)
  • Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
  • Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time

PSVita Cross buy (purchase)[edit]

Buy on PS Vita or PlayStation 3 and download the other version for free from PlayStation Store.

Disc benefit PS3 FW min 4.25?

  • Cross-Buy content can be activated once only, via the first PS3 system to load the game disc.
  • Cross-Buy content is available only for download from PlayStation Store.
  • A Sony Entertainment Network account and access to the Internet is required.

Game list (not complete):

  • Alien Breed
  • Bentley's Hackpack
  • Big Sky Infinity - Game & DLC
  • Dead or Alive 5/5+ - All DLC
  • Doki Doki Universe - Game & DLC
  • Everybody’s Golf 6
  • Foosball 2012 - Game & DLC
  • Guacamelee
  • Hustle Kings - Game & DLC
  • Knytt Underground
  • Little Big Planet 2 / Vita - Some DLC is cross purchase, details needed.
  • MotorStorm RC - Game & DLC
  • Pinball Arcade, The - Game & DLC
  • PlayStation All Star Battle Royale - Cross-Buy limited to PS3 version
  • Ratchet & Clank: Q-Force (Full Frontal Assault in USA) - Vita version not out yet
  • Retro City Rampage
  • Sound Shapes - Game & DLC
  • StarDrone Extreme[/COLOR] - Bundle w/both platforms at discount
  • Street Fighter X Tekken - DLC only + buying Vita version new gives a voucher for Alternative Costumes and the 12 DLC characters for PS3
  • Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time
  • Top Darts - Game & DLC
  • Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 - DLC only
  • When Vikings Attack
  • Wipeout HD+Fury / Wipeout 2048 DLC - Not 2048 game, only the DLC for it and whole PS3 bundle
  • Zen Pinball 2 - Game & DLC, also includes previous ZP1 & Marvel Pinball tables

PSVita System Application Utility[edit]

Backups "some?" contents from PSVita memory into PS3 internall HDD, in path: dev_hdd0/home/0000000x/psp2_backup/

  • Notes/Speculation:
    • psp2 is the codename of PSvita, this contents are "shared/exported/imported" between PS3 and PSvita
    • Can be also found without ps vita, generated folder and displayed :e.g. with PS vita pkg
    • "psp" folder display "psp/other", "system" folder don t seems to expect .pkg.
    • Trophy PS3-PS vita for possible similar user path.
    • icon added to display vita content in XMBPSvita icon

PSVita Contents in PS3 HDD[edit]

PSVita Backup Utility folders in PS3 HDD
FileSystem Path Description Notes
dev_hdd0 Internal HDD, GameOS partition
home Users folder (common)
<user_id> User folder e.g: 00000001
psp2_backup PSvita Backup folder
ps1 Playstation 1 folder
psm Playstation Mobile folder
psp Playstation Portable folder
psp2 Playstation Vita folder icon0 & param.sfo on PCSE000**/sce_sys/
System Full Playstation Vita Backup folder

PlayStation Mobile, asociated with a text string in explore_plugin_full\Text\English.xml (inside explore_plugin_full.rco).

<Text name="msg_applications_psm">Applications (PlayStation®Mobile)</Text>


  • Are stored as part of the backup utility ? (so no accesibles by ps3)
  • Is posible to import export PS1 and PSP gamesaves back and forth ? (if so, is needed a short explain and a link to Game Saves page)