The PlayStation blog has confirmed that Australians will soon have access to US and Japanese PSone emulations on the PlayStation Store - meaning gamers will have access to PSone classics previously unavailable here in Aus.
At the moment there is no information with regards to what titles will be available and when - making the news a little bit redundant, but Sony were keen to make the following clear:
- Publishers who own the rights to release PSone titles that were previously only available in the US and/or Japan will now be able to apply to have them released on the SCEE PlayStation Stores (providing they are rated by the appropriate ratings boards for each territory).
- All titles will be published ‘as is’, with either English or Japanese language game content where available.
- All titles will run at 60 Hz and you will need a 60 Hz capable display to play them properly.
Games will need to be rated locally by the Classification Board, but over at the PlayStation blog they're looking for suggestions - so if their are any Japanese or US specific titles you'd like to see released on the Australian PlayStation Store, let them know.
NTSC-J And NTSC-U PSone Classics Confirmed For SCEE [PlayStation Blog]