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 a PS Vita and either a PS3, PS4 or both 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 free-flowing deal with games being purchased on any format immediately being available for the others while on rarer occasions you need to purchase the PS3 or PS4 version to get the Vita version freely. More recently support for the PS3 has waned when it comes to Cross Buy with efforts focusing mainly on the PS Vita and PS4 and this has been evident with PlayStation Plus with most PS Vita titles only being offered in this way.

In this guide we’ll aim to bring you a comprehensive list of what is available in the EU and how to take advantage of all the Cross Buy deals and offers where they need to be purchased in a non-standard way. 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 been 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 18th April 2018
Titles Listed – 222

0-9

10 Second Ninja X (PS Vita / PS4)
2064: Read Only Memories (PS Vita / PS4)
36 Fragments Of Midnight (PS Vita / PS4)
99 Vidas (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)

A

A Boy And His Blob (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
Active Soccer 2 DX (PS Vita / PS4)
Alien Breed (PS Vita / PS3)
Alone With You (PS Vita / PS4)
Another World (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
Aqua Kitty: Milk Mine Defender DX (PS Vita / PS4)
Asdivine Hearts (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 Dungeon Plus (PS Vita / PS4)
BIT.TRIP Presents… Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (PS Vita / PS3)
Blast ‘Em Bunnies (PS Vita / PS4)
Blasting Agent: Ultimate Edition (PS Vita / PS4)
Bombing Busters (PS Vita / PS4)
Bridge Constructor (PS Vita / PS4)
Broken Age (PS Vita / PS4)
Bunny Must Die! Chelsea And The 7 Devils (PS Vita / PS4)
Burly Men At Sea (PS Vita / PS4)

C

Castle Invasion: Throne Out (PS Vita / PS4)
CastleStorm (PS Vita / PS3)
Cel Damage HD (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
Claire: Extended Cut (PS Vita / 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)
Deadbolt (PS Vita / PS4)
Dead Nation (PS Vita / PS3)
Demetrios: The Big Cynical Adventure (PS Vita / PS4)
Dex (PS Vita / PS4)
Dino Dini’s Kick Off Revival (PS Vita / PS4)
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)
Dungeon Punks (PS Vita / PS4)

E

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

F

Factotum 90 (PS Vita / PS4)
Fez (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
flOw (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
Flower (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
forma.8 (PS Vita / PS4)
Foul Play (PS Vita / PS4)
Full Throttle Remastered (PS Vita / PS4)
Futuridium (PS Vita / PS4)

G

Garou: Mark Of The Wolves (PS Vita / PS4)
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)
Hue (PS Vita / PS4)
Hustle Kings (PS Vita / PS3)

I

Iconoclasts (PS Vita / PS4)
iO (PS Vita / PS4)

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

Lara Croft GO (PS Vita / PS4)
Laser Disco Defenders (PS Vita / PS4)
Last Wings (PS Vita / PS4)
League Of Evil (PS Vita / PS4)
Letter Quest Remastered (PS Vita / PS4)
Lichtspeer (PS Vita / PS4)
Little Big Planet (PS Vita / PS3) – DLC only
Little Red Lie (PS Vita / PS4)
Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut (PS Vita / PS3)
Lumo (PS Vita / PS4)
Luftrausers (PS Vita / PS3)

M

Mercenary Kings: Reloaded Edition (PS Vita / PS4)
Metal Slug 3 (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
Midnight Deluxe (PS Vita / PS4)
Minecraft (PS Vita / PS3)
Minutes (PS Vita / PS4)
MotorStorm RC (PS Vita / PS3)
Mousecraft (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
Mutant Mudds: Super Challenge (PS Vita / PS4)
My Name Is Mayo (PS Vita / PS4)
Mystery Chronicles: One Way Heroics (PS Vita / 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)
One More Dungeon (PS Vita / PS4)
Organ Trail: Complete Edition (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)

Q

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

R

Race The Sun (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
Rally Copters (PS Vita / 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
Revenant Saga (PS Vita / PS4)
Risk of Rain (PS Vita / PS4)
Rock Boshers DX Director’s Cut (PS Vita / PS4)
Rocketbirds 2: Evolution (PS Vita / PS4)
Rogue Aces (PS Vita / PS4)
Rogue Legacy (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
Rollers Of The Realm (PS Vita / PS4)

S

Scram Kitty DX (PS Vita / PS4)
Shovel Knight (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
Shu (PS Vita / PS4)
Shutshimi (PS Vita / PS4)
Siralim (PS Vita / PS4)
Siralim 2 (PS Vita / PS4)
Sky Force Anniversary (PS Vita / PS3/ PS4)
Slain: Back From Hell (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)
Space Overlords (PS Vita / PS4)
Spellspire (PS Vita / PS4)
Spheroids (PS Vita / PS4)
Spider: Rite Of The Shrouded Moon (PS Vita / PS4)
Spy Chameleon (PS Vita / PS4)
Squareboy Vs Bullies: Arena Edition (PS Vita / 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 Dig 2 (PS Vita / PS4)
SteamWorld Heist (PS Vita / PS4)
Stick It To The Man (PS Vita / PS3)
Still Time (PS Vita / PS4)
Super Exploding Zoo! (PS Vita / PS4)
Superfrog (PS Vita / PS3)
Super Hydorah (PS Vita / PS4)
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)
Talisman: Digital Edition (PS Vita / PS4)
Teslagrad (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
The Bridge (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
The Deer God (PS Vita / PS4)
The Jak And Daxter Trilogy (PS Vita / PS3) – must buy PS3 version
The King Of Fighters ’97 Global Match (PS Vita / PS4)
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)
Time Recoil (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)
Twin Robots (PS Vita / PS4)
Type: Rider (PS Vita / PS4)

U

Ultratron (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4)
Uncanny Valley (PS Vita / PS4)
Undertale (PS Vita / PS4)
UnEpic (PS Vita / PS4)

V

Velocibox (PS Vita / PS4)
Velocity 2X (PS Vita / PS4)
Vertical Drop Heroes HD (PS Vita / PS4)
Volgarr The Viking (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)
Windjammers (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

Xenon Valkyrie+ (PS Vita / PS4)
Xenoraid (PS Vita / PS4)
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.

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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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