Launching in 1995, the Playstation is home to hundreds of titles, including some instant classics like Final Fantasy, Gran Turismo, Metal Gear Solid, and Resident Evil. It is disheartening that only a small fraction of the library has managed to make their way onto Sony's digital distribution gaming portal, the Playstation Store. In about 1.5 years of existence, the Playstation Store only has 20 "PS one Classics" titles. So what is the reason behind the slow output of PS one Classics on the Playstation Store? Let's take a look at a couple of factors.
Lack of Resources
The Playstation Store is part of the Playstation Network. Sony's online network for the Playstation 3 and PSP is still in the infant stages of development and a work-in-progress. Resources that can be used to put more content, including Ps one Classics, on the Playstation Store are being used up on other projects such as firmware updates, the Playstation Home and redesigning the Playstation Store itself.