Your First PS1 Games On The Vita Are Final Fantasy VII And... Um...

Sony had today revealed which PS1 games will be available and compatible for direct download and play on the PlayStation Vita when the handheld's big 1.80 firmware update hits.

Things start out so well! Sony's Don Mesa says "We are working hard to ensure that all of your favourite PS one Classics titles will be available for download directly on your PS Vita via PlayStation Store (PS Store) as soon as possible."

But then this.

Here is a list of PSone Classics titles that will be available for download on 8/28:

Arc the Lad

Cool Boarders 2

FINAL FANTASY VII

Hot Shots Golf 2

Jet Moto

Syphon Filter

Tomb Raider

Twisted Metal 2

Wild Arms

Oh. Final Fantasy VII is great, as we've seen, but that's it? Nine games? Sony said last week there'd be 100 made available. Meaning we're likely to see them rolled out tortuously, ala the Wii's Virtual Console, back in the day when people remembered the Wii even had a Virtual Console.

PS Vita System Software Update (v1.80) — Take The Tour [Sony]


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    From the video:

    "Further PSOne Classics will be available as part of a phased rollout every week"

      Just so everyone who uses an AU/EU account has it in an easy list:

      "Here is a list of PSone Classics titles that will be available for download on 29th August:
      Cool Boarders SCEE
      Cool Boarders 2 SCEE
      Crash Bandicoot SCEE
      Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back SCEE
      Crash Bandicoot 3 Warped SCEE
      CTR: Crash Team Racing SCEE
      Destruction Derby SCEE
      Everybody’s Golf 2 SCEE
      G-Police SCEE
      Jet Rider SCEE
      Jet Rider 2 SCEE
      Jumping Flash SCEE
      Kula World SCEE
      Kurushi Final SCEE
      MediEvil SCEE
      Motor Toon Grand Prix 2 SCEE
      Rally Cross SCEE
      Syphon Filter SCEE
      Syphon Filter 3 SCEE
      Twisted Metal SCEE
      Wild Arms SCEE
      WipEout SCEE
      40 Wink ATARI EUROPE S.A.S.U.
      A Bug’s Life DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS, INC.
      A Bugs Life and Monsters Inc bundle DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS, INC.
      Abe’s Exoddus ODDMOBB INC
      Abe’s Oddworld Oddysee ODDMOBB INC
      Airboat XS GAMES LIMITED
      All-Star Boxing MIDAS INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT LTD
      Arc Arena: Monster Tournament MONKEY PAW GAMES INC.
      Arc the Lad MONKEY PAW GAMES INC.
      Arc the Lad II MONKEY PAW GAMES INC.
      Arc the Lad III MONKEY PAW GAMES INC.
      Arcade Hits: Shienryu MONKEY PAW GAMES INC.
      Arcade Hits: Sonic Wings Special MONKEY PAW GAMES INC.
      Atari Anniversary Edition ATARI EUROPE S.A.S.U.
      Atlantis DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS, INC.
      Atlantis and Hercules Bundle DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS, INC.
      Bishi Bashi Special KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT GMBH
      Blockids MONKEY PAW GAMES INC.
      Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain SQUARE ENIX LIMITED
      Bugriders ATARI EUROPE S.A.S.U.
      Buzz Lightyear of Star Command DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS, INC.
      Centipede ATARI EUROPE S.A.S.U.
      Cho Aniki MONKEY PAW GAMES INC.
      Constructor SYSTEM 3 SOFTWARE
      Critical Depth ATARI EUROPE S.A.S.U.
      Dezaemon Plus MONKEY PAW GAMES INC.
      Disney’s Action Game ft. Hercules DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS, INC.
      Dodgeball MIDAS INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT LTD
      Driver UBISOFT ENTERTAINMENT SA
      Eagle One: Harrier Attack ATARI EUROPE S.A.S.U.
      Fear Effect SQUARE ENIX LIMITED
      Fear Effect: Retro Helix SQUARE ENIX LIMITED
      Fighting Force SQUARE ENIX LIMITED
      Fighting Force 2 SQUARE ENIX LIMITED
      Final Fantasy VIII SQUARE ENIX (2009) LIMITED
      Final Fantasy IX SQUARE ENIX (2009) LIMITED
      Final Fantasy V SQUARE ENIX (2009) LIMITED
      Final Fantasy VI SQUARE ENIX (2009) LIMITED
      Final Fantasy VII SQUARE ENIX (2009) LIMITED
      Front Mission 3 SQUARE ENIX (2009) LIMITED
      Gaiaseed MONKEY PAW GAMES INC.
      Galaxy Fight MONKEY PAW GAMES INC.
      Gex SQUARE ENIX LIMITED
      Gex 3: Deep Under Cover SQUARE ENIX LIMITED
      Gex 3D: Enter the Gecko SQUARE ENIX LIMITED
      Grandia GAME ARTS CO., LTD.
      Gubble MIDAS INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT LTD
      Guilty Gear SYSTEM 3 SOFTWARE
      Gunship ATARI EUROPE S.A.S.U.
      Hardcore 4X4 URBANSCAN LIMITED
      International Track & Field KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT GMBH
      Jigsaw Madness XS GAMES LIMITED
      Judge Dredd URBANSCAN LIMITED
      Junior League Soccer PS1 XS GAMES LIMITED
      Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver SQUARE ENIX LIMITED
      Lilo & Stitch DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS, INC.
      Little Mermaid 2 DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS, INC.
      Little Mermaid 2 and Winnie The Pooh bundle DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS, INC.
      Metal Gear Solid KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT GMBH
      Mickey’s Wild Adventure DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS, INC.
      Miracle Quad Racer MIDAS INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT LTD
      Miracle Space Race MIDAS INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT LTD
      Missile Command ATARI EUROPE S.A.S.U.
      Monsters Inc DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS, INC.
      Motorhead URBANSCAN LIMITED
      N20 URBANSCAN LIMITED
      Namco Heritage bundle NAMCO BANDAI GAMES EUROPE S.A.S.
      Pandemonium SQUARE ENIX LIMITED
      Pandemonium 2 SQUARE ENIX LIMITED
      Parasite Eve 2 SQUARE ENIX (2009) LIMITED
      Peter Pan DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS, INC.
      Pong ATARI EUROPE S.A.S.U.
      Pooh’s Party Game DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS, INC.
      Rageball MIDAS INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT LTD
      Rainbow Six UBISOFT ENTERTAINMENT SA
      Rascal Racers MIDAS INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT LTD
      Rayman UBISOFT ENTERTAINMENT SA
      Rayman 2: The Great Escape UBISOFT ENTERTAINMENT SA
      Reel Fishing NATSUME INC.
      Re-loaded URBANSCAN LIMITED
      Resident Evil 2 CE EUROPE LIMITED
      Resident Evil 3: Nemesis CE EUROPE LIMITED
      Resident Evil: Director’s Cut CE EUROPE LIMITED
      Ridge Racer Type 4 NAMCO BANDAI GAMES EUROPE S.A.S.
      Sheep EMPIRE INTERACTIVE EUROPE LTD
      Silent Hill KONAMI DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT GMBH
      Snowboard Racer MIDAS INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT LTD
      Sorcerer’s Maze XS GAMES LIMITED
      Spin Jam EMPIRE INTERACTIVE EUROPE LTD
      Sports Superbike MIDAS INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT LTD
      Streak ATARI EUROPE S.A.S.U.
      Street Fighter 2 Alpha CE EUROPE LIMITED
      Super Star Dance Club XS GAMES LIMITED
      Tarzan DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS, INC.
      Tekken NAMCO BANDAI GAMES EUROPE S.A.S.
      Tekken 2 NAMCO BANDAI GAMES EUROPE S.A.S.
      Tomb Raider SQUARE ENIX LIMITED
      Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation SQUARE ENIX LIMITED
      Tomb Raider Chronicles SQUARE ENIX LIMITED
      Tomb Raider 2 SQUARE ENIX LIMITED
      Tomb Raider 3 SQUARE ENIX LIMITED
      Toy Story 2 DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS, INC.
      Toy Story Racer DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS, INC.
      Toy Story Racer and Toy Story 2: Woody and Buzz bundle DISNEY INTERACTIVE STUDIOS, INC.
      Vagrant Story SQUARE ENIX (2009) LIMITED
      Alundra MONKEY PAW GAMES INC.
      Urban Chaos SQUARE ENIX LIMITED
      For those of you who have already purchased these titles, you will be able to re-download those games directly from your PS Store account or transfer them to your PS Vita directly from your PS3."

        Looks like its about that time to buy that 32GB card :/

    It seems that since we're under the EU area, we get a lot more than that (including Kurushi Final, woohoo!)

    blog.eu.playstation.com/2012/08/27/ps-vita-system-software-update-v1-80-the-full-psone-classics-line-up/

      http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2012/08/27/ps-vita-system-software-update-v1-80-the-full-psone-classics-line-up/

    Yeah, this post is rather uninformed.

    Sure, they're the only ones you can buy directly on device,

    But you can transfer basically any PSOne games from your PS3 - so buy them there, and then you can transfer them over fine.

    Source: Have 1.8 on my Vita and have a ton working that are not on that list.

      That's the US list.

        I'm using a US account, and as I said, EVERY game can be transferred from PS3 to Vita if you have one, so the list really doesn't matter if you've got a Ps3 - everything works.

          Good news :) I have a US account too.

    They already said that they will be rolled out gradually and only a few would be available initially. Learn to research plunkett, you know, like a journalist would.

    how much were the games again?

    for the love of desu tell me iIdon't have to buy a separate version of these ps1 classics for the vita from what i have already on my psp and ps3. heads will roll

      You don't. It's universal.

    Most people, I'm sure are aware that the Wii has the virtual console.

    So glad I didn't waste my money on the ps vita

    so just for clarification can we download games on ps3 accounts from the us and then transfer it to our au vita

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