Vita Revives the PSOne Classics

Sony is bringing back the games that made the company big years ago. And they're coming to the Vita.

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sumfood4u2032d ago

This should of happened Day 1. but better Late than Never I guess LOL.

-Mika-2032d ago

Y but the PS1 emulator on the vita is better than the ps3 and the psp. So it was worth the wait.

sphinct2032d ago

I can't tell which of you is right because you both seem to make good points.

GribbleGrunger2032d ago (Edited 2032d ago )

Just for a second step back and view the situation objectively. You have a brand new system and need support for that system. In order to appeal to a broader audience you need to get broader support, so initially your target for the Vita would be the developers because without them you're sunk.

Now, think of it from a developers position. You'd want a free run for your investment, especially when the userbase would be a release window userbase, and the last thing you would want is for people to have cheaper options and lots of them.

Sony would have guaranteed that to those devs in order to get their support. In short, adding PS1 games to the Vita from day one would have made it even harder for Sony to get support for the launch and later on.

Anything that can help make the Vita successful in the long run should be welcomed, even if, in the short run, it appears to be a bad decision.

And in light of what I've just said, use that same objectivity to understand why PS3 game streaming hasn't been implemented either. Come on, you know you can do it.

-MD-2032d ago (Edited 2032d ago )

9 games out of a promised 100 lol.


Edit: For all the clueless (-Mika- & berndogskate) I'm talking about SCEA, they only brought over 9 titles out of the 100 they promised. SCEE and SCEJ fulfilled their end of the bargain as PirateThom pointed out below me.

PirateThom2032d ago (Edited 2032d ago )

Wasn't that announced at Gamescom? A European event...

SCEE has 129 games going live.
SCEJ has 291 games going live.

SCEA screwed up.

Even worse, SCEJ will have 654 PS1 classics for Vita by 18th September.

berndogskate2032d ago

2 Xtreme
Arc the Lad
Arc the Lad II
Arcade Hits: Shienryu
Arcade Hits: Sonic Wings Special
Breath of Fire IV
Burst Angel
Castlevania Chronicles
Castlevania: SotN
Cho Aniki
Cool Boarders
Cool Boarders 2
Cool Boarders 3
Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness
Destruction Derby
Dino Crisis
Dino Crisis 2
Final Fantasy Origins
Final Fantasy IV
Final Fantasy VI
Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy VIII
Final Fantasy IX
Front Mission 3
Gaia Seed
Gex 3
Hot Shots Golf 2
International Track and Field
Jet Moto
Jet Moto 2
Jumping Flash
Jumping Flash 2
King Of Fighters 99
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
Legend of Dragoon
Mega Man
Mega Man 2
Mega Man 3
Mega Man 4
Metal Gear Solid
Metal Slug X
Money Idol Exchanger
Parasite Eve
Parasite Eve 2
Rally Cross
Rapid Angel
Rayman 2: The Great Escape
Resident Evil: DC
Resident Evil 2
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
Ridge Tacer 4
Saiyuki: Journey West
Silent Hill
Street Fighter Alpha 1
Street Fighter Alpha 3
Syphon Filter
Syphon Filter 2
Syphon Filter 3
Tekken 2
Threads of Fate
Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider 2
Tomb Raider 3
Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation
Toy Story 2
Toy Story Racer
Twisted Metal 2
Unjammer Lammy
Vagrant Story
Wild Arms
Wild Arms 2

SaiyanFury2032d ago

You forgot Final Fantasy Tactics. I have it loaded on my Vita and am playing it now. I have to say, PSone games look astonishing on the Vita's bright and vivid OLED screen. These games didn't look this good when the original PS was out, haha. :)

Rainstorm812032d ago

Suikoden !....and i am 1 happy Vita owner....Now if they could only get suikoden 2 on the US atore

Jac5al2032d ago

DL the classics on your PS3 then copy it over to your Vita. As long as you don't install the game on your PS3, you should be able to copy it over to your VIta.

guitarded772032d ago

Yeah, that's what I did. Haven't had an issue with any game so far.

Pixel_Enemy2032d ago

Crash Team Racing and Oddworld abes exodus do not work. That is all I have found so far.

amaguli2032d ago

SCEA decided to released the PSOne Classics in waves. So instead of having all of them at once, we get a couple with each PSN update.

Not saying I agree with their decision though, but saying they are only bringing 9 out of 100 is not exactly right.

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CommonSenseGamer2032d ago

Nothing wrong with getting more value from some classic games but for me its not a reason to buy a Vita just yet.

GribbleGrunger2032d ago

Out of interest, would PSmobile and PS+ support sway you? As well as the games that are coming this year of course

Ben_Grimm2032d ago

Seems we are getting a lot of the same articles about the PS1 games coming to Vita.

harv0522032d ago

I can confirm that Castlevania SOTN is working, although not in full screen and I don't know if there is any options to do so...

PirateThom2032d ago (Edited 2032d ago )

If you hold the front screen for a few moments, should bring up options... I think.

harv0522032d ago

haha yep, you're absolutely right!!! didn't notice it....

as for the 9 games available, I think they are only titles you can download directly from your vita, you can still put any psone titles on your vita, you just have to go through your ps3's store.

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