PlayStation Vita / PS3 / PS4 Cross Buy Guide

One of the greatest concepts to come from Sony was the introduction of Cross Buy – the notion that we could buy games on one Sony platform and immediately get the right to download the same game for another platform absolutely free of charge. For those of us with both a PS3 and PS Vita this has been a godsend allowing us to build up software collections quickly and easily and at a fraction of the price we would normally have been able to.

For many games, it is a two-way deal with games being purchased on either format immediately being available for the other while on rarer occasions you need to purchase the PS3 version to get the Vita version freely. Since the PS4 was released, this too has been added to Cross Buy from numerous publishers offering even greater value for money for gamers. In this guide we’ll aim to bring you a comprensive list of what is available and how to take advantage of all the Cross Buy deals and offers.

While there are games scheduled for release that are promised as being Cross Buy, including PS Vita and PS4 ports of existing titles, we will only include titles that have been released or whose release is imminent and where Cross Buy has beem publicly confirmed by the publisher and Sony. All forthcoming releases promised as Cross Buy will be highlighted in italics.

PS Vita Cross Buy Guide – updated 3rd August 2016

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A

A Boy And His Blob (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
Action Henk (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
Alien Breed (PS Vita / PS3)
Another World (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
Aqua Kitty: Milk Mine Defender DX (PS Vita / PS4)
Axiom Verge (PS Vita / PS4)
Azkend 2: The World Beneath (PS Vita / PS4)

B

Back To Bed (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
Badland: Game Of The Year Edition (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
Bard’s Gold (PS Vita / PS4)
Bentley’s Hackpack (PS Vita / PS3)
Big Sky Infinity (PS Vita / PS3)
BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (PS Vita / PS3)
Blast ‘Em Bunnies (PS Vita / PS4)
Bombing Busters (PS Vita / PS4)
Broken Age (PS Vita / PS4)

C

CastleStorm (PS Vita / PS3)
Cel Damage HD (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
Color Guardians (PS Vita / PS4)
Corridor Z (PS Vita / PS4)
Cosmophony (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
Counterspy (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
Croixleur Sigma (PS Vita / PS4)
Crypt Of The NecroDancer (PS Vita / PS4)
Curses ‘N Chaos (PS Vita / PS4)

D

Darkest Dungeon (PS Vita / PS4)
Day Of The Tentacle Remastered (PS Vita / PS4)
Dead Nation (PS Vita / PS3)
Divekick (PS Vita / PS3)
Doki-Doki Universe (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
Don’t Die, Mr Robot! (PS Vita / PS4)
Don’t Starve (PS Vita / PS4)
Downwell (PS Vita / PS4)
Dragon Fantasy Book I (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
Dragon Fantasy: The Black Tome of Ice (PS Vita / PS4)
Dragon Fin Soup (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
Dreii (PS Vita / PS4)
Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition (PS Vita / PS3)

E

Entwined (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
Escape Plan (PS Vita / PS4)
Ethan: Meteor Hunter (PS Vita / PS3)

F

Fez (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
flOw (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
Flower (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
Foul Play (PS Vita / PS4)
Futuridium (PS Vita / PS4)

G

God Of War Collection (PS Vita / PS3)
Grim Fandango Remastered (PS Vita / PS4)
Guacamelee! (PS Vita / PS3)

H

Hatoful Boyfriend (PS Vita / PS4)
Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star (PS Vita / PS4)
Helldivers (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
Hitman GO: Definitive Edition (PS Vita / PS4)
Hohokum (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
Home (PS Vita / PS4)
Hotline Miami (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
Hustle Kings (PS Vita / PS3)

I

J

Jet Car Stunts (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)

K

KickBeat (PS Vita / PS3)
King Oddball (PS Vita / PS4)
Knock Knock (PS Vita / PS4)
Knytt Underground (PS Vita / PS3) – must purchase PS3 version

L

Letter Quest Remastered (PS Vita / PS4)
Little Big Planet (PS Vita / PS3) – DLC only
Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut (PS Vita / PS3)
Lumo (PS Vita / PS4)
Luftrausers (PS Vita / PS3)

M

Metal Slug 3 (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
Mighty No. 9 (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
Minecraft (PS Vita / PS3)
Minutes (PS Vita / PS4)
MotorStorm RC (PS Vita / PS3)
Mousecraft (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)

N

Neverending Nightmares (PS Vita / PS4)
Nidhogg (PS Vita / PS4)
Ninja Senki DX (PS Vita / PS4)
Nova-111 (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
Nuclear Throne (PS Vita / PS4)

O

Octodad: Dadliest Catch (PS Vita / PS4)
OlliOlli (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
OlliOlli 2: Welcome To Olliwood (PS Vita / PS4)

P

Paranautical Activity (PS Vita / PS4)
PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate (PS Vita / PS4)
Pix The Cat (PS Vita / PS4)
PlayStation All Stars Battle Royal (PS Vita / PS3) – must purchase PS3 version
Poltergeist: A Pixelated Horror (PS Vita / PS4)
Project Root (PS Vita / PS4)
Proteus (PS Vita / PS3)
Pumped BMX+ (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
Putty Squad (PS Vita / PS4)

Q

Q*bert Rebooted (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)

R

Race The Sun (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
Ratchet And Clank: Q Force (PS Vita / PS3) – must purchase PS3 version
Ratchet And Clank: Q Force – all DLC (PS Vita / PS3)
Resogun (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
Retro City Rampage (PS Vita / PS3)
Retro City Rampage DX (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4) – does not apply to Limited Edition retail versions of PS Vita or PS4 copies of the game
Risk of Rain (PS Vita / PS4)
Rock Boshers DX Director’s Cut (PS Vita / PS4)
Rocketbirds 2: Evolution (PS Vita / PS4)
Rogue Legacy (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
Rollers Of The Realm (PS Vita / PS4)
Roundabout (PS Vita / PS4)

S

Scram Kitty DX (PS Vita / PS4)
Shovel Knight (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
Shutshimi (PS Vita / PS4)
Siralim (PS Vita / PS4)
Sly Racoon (PS Vita / PS3)
Sly 2: Band Of Thieves (PS Vita / PS3)
Sly 3: Honour Among Thieves (PS Vita / PS3)
Sly Cooper: Thieves In Time (PS Vita / PS3) – must purchase PS3 version
Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype (PS Vita / PS3)
Sound Shapes (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
Star Wars Pinball (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4) – must buy PS Vita or PS3 version of tables to get PS4 versions
Stealth Inc: A Clone In The Dark (PS Vita / PS3)
Stealth Inc 2: A Game Of Clones (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
SteamWorld Dig (PS Vita / PS4)
SteamWorld Heist (PS Vita / PS4)
Stick It To The Man (PS Vita / PS3)
Super Exploding Zoo! (PS Vita / PS4)
Superfrog (PS Vita / PS3)
Super Meat Boy (PS Vita / PS4)
Super Time Force Ultra (PS Vita / PS4)
Switch Galaxy Ultra (PS Vita / PS4)

T

Tachyon Project (PS Vita / PS4)
Teslagrad (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
The Bridge (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
The Jak And Daxter Trilogy (PS Vita / PS3) – must buy PS3 version
The Last Blade 2 (PS Vita / PS4)
The Pinball Arcade (PS Vita / PS3) – all tables
The Sly Trilogy (PS Vita / PS3) – must buy PS3 version
The Sun and Moon (PS Vita / PS4)
The Swapper (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
The Swindle (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
The Treasures Of Montezuma 4 (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
The Unfinished Swan (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
Thomas Was Alone (PS Vita / PS3)
Three Fourths Home: Extended Edition (PS Vita / PS4)
Tiny Troopers Joint Ops (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
Titan Attacks (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
Titan Souls (PS Vita / PS4)
Top Darts (PS Vita / PS3)
Torquel (PS Vita / PS4)
Towerfall: Ascension (PS Vita / PS4)
Type: Rider (PS Vita / PS4)

U

Ultratron (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
UnEpic (PS Vita / PS4)

V

Velocibox (PS Vita / PS4)
Velocity 2X (PS Vita / PS4)
Volume (PS Vita / PS4)

W

We Are Doomed (PS Vita / PS4)
When Vikings Attack (PS Vita / PS3)
Whispering Willows (PS Vita / PS4)
WipEout HD (PS Vita / PS3) – must buy PS3 version to unlock tracks as DLC for WipEout 2048
WipEout HD Fury (PS Vita / PS3) – must buy PS3 version to unlock tracks as DLC for WipEout 2048
Woah Dave! (PS Vita / PS4)

X

Xeodrifter (PS Vita / PS4)

Y

Z

Zen Pinball 2 (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4) – must buy PS Vita or PS3 version of tables to get PS4 versions

Notes

  • Limbo was originally Cross Buy between the PS Vita and PS3 but this feature was later removed meaning that buyers had to choose which version they wanted to keep. Loading and playing one version automatically deactivated the other.
  • While the game itself does not support Cross Buy, all of the user-created content for ModNation Racers on the PS3 is supported on the PS Vita.

3 Comments on PlayStation Vita / PS3 / PS4 Cross Buy Guide

  1. Thanks for the list! An update would be very appreciated, especially as all the new PS4 Indies are coming out and many of them have Cross-Buy. Thanks!

  2. Thanks for the list! An update would be very appreciated, especially as all the new PS4 Indies are coming out and many of them have Cross-Buy. Thanks!

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