PSOne Classics Coming To PlayStation Vita This Summer

By Ishaan . June 4, 2012 . 6:37pm


PSOne Classics are coming to Vita this summer. Jack Tretton confirmed the news at Sony’s E3 media briefing this evening, citing Tomb Raider and Final Fantasy VII as examples.


No specific release date for PSOne Classics on the Vita was announced.

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  • I just hope by the time Tomba! comes out, it’s available to play with the PSVita.

  • This is all I could have ever asked for. Thanks Sony.

    • Indeed.

      Lack of PSone Classics was one of the main reasons I didn’t grab a Vita yet. The price is still a bit high, but I do not have anymore doubts…Gonna buy one (white preferably)!

  • mirumu

    Yes! I’d been waiting for this.

  • Kefkiroth

    Hope the library of compatible games will increase before this comes out, perhaps even all the PS1 Classics… would love to break out more FF games on the Vita’s OLED screen.

  • While nice. Doesn’t do it for me.

  • Zertan

    I though those game are already downloadable. you’re telling me it’s difference between PSP and Vita?

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist


  • RmanX1000

    I can finally get every PSP game i own, on the VITA :)

  • Solomon_Kano

    I knew they were holding this for E3. It’s about time, too. It’ll be nice playing Vagrant Story on Vita.

  • SirTeffy

    It’s funny because LAST E3 they said it was a launch feature… in Japan… Now they’re telling us it’ll be available sometime within the next 3 months (despite telling us it’d be out by the US launch before this)

  • neo_firenze

    Can’t honestly say I really care too much, since I can already play all of my considerable PSOne Classics library on PSP and PS3.

    I made the Vita my system for most of my PSP downloaded games, and of course Vita games.

    My PSP Go has become my dedicated PSOne Classics (and a selection of PSP RPGs) machine.  All my games conveniently loaded on there for portability, and at home I have a PSP component cable hooked to my bedroom TV – can simply plug in the Go and play via Bluetooth connection with a PS3 controller.  It’s actually even better than the real thing, because the load time is improved playing on the Go as compared to a real disc.   Double dipped on pretty much the whole library of Squaresoft RPGs available on PSN even though I have them all on the original CDs too.  

    • Important, tangential question: do PSP games downloaded for Vita (e.g. MGS:PW) let you use both analog sticks?

      • Go2hell66


      • neo_firenze

         Yes, and you can set the Vita right analog stick to do act as whatever you want it to (choices are PSP d-pad, PSP face buttons, or duplicate the left analog stick).  Just tap and hold anywhere on the Vita touchscreen during play to bring up the menu, which also has a couple graphical filter options.

        It actually makes a lot of PSP games significantly better on Vita.  Some examples I’ve run into: Peace Walker, 3rd Birthday, Lord of Apocalypse, and the Armored Core portable games.

        • Ah, excellent. I guess I know which system I’ll finally play MGS:PW on, then.

  • Well, it’s about gosh darn time. I’ve been wanting to replace my stolen PSP with a Vita for ages, but the lack of PSOne games made me hold off.

  • joe ling

    They should have announce new ps1 games available on psn along with this announcement.  

  • We all KNEW it was coming, so they could at least give us a date…

    • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

      More than knowing it was coming it’s a matter of it -having- to come. The fact that there’s no date set and they have only promised several PSOne games is not really something to “yay” over~.

      • Indeed. They should just release some “new” games on the classics store (Klonoa, Croc, Tomba) and then announce the feature together with a release date and full support for all PS1 titles

  • LustEnvy

    Hey Sony: SUIKODEN II. NOW

    I own this, but I still want it on my Vita. Damn game cost me $95 opened in mint condition about 10 years ago.

  • I can play Ps One games on my psp already WTH would i play the m again on the Vita. Just release some Ps 2 games for the Vita already. 

    • They want to render the PSP obsolete so that they can maximize sales. It bolsters the Vita’s library. Its how the PS2 (And to a lesser extent PS3) kept it’s edge over Nintendo/Microsoft despite having little third party in the begining.

      Really all they need to do is convince more third party companies to provide Digital versions of their stronger PSP titles, and the PSP really will be outmoded. All I need is a secure promise of Final Fantasy Crisis Core and Birth By Sleep and I’ll gladly trade in my PSP and snag a Vita.

    • CirnoLakes

      But I don’t like taking more than one system with me everywhere. And thus I don’t take my PSP with me anymore, I take my Vita. Being unable to play PlayStation One games unless I take my outdated PSP with me everywhere instead of my Vita is disabling. I don’t want to have a choose between playing Vita games, and playing PlayStation One games.

      Having less options is never a good thing. And I’m glad most people don’t share your sentiments. Thousands and thousands of people just like me were complaining about the lack of PlayStation One support. And in fact, it is kind of embarrassing that the Vita didn’t have such support on launch day. It is something that caused many people NOT to buy the Vita. Oh and hey, not everyone who owns a Vita owns or wants to own a PSP.

      Also, I don’t see how promoting against backwards compatibility ever makes sense, especially in a digital distribution age. You want less games to be playable on less systems? What is the point in that?

  • CirnoLakes

    Finally! Oh how I was waiting for this!

    You don’t know how many times I’ve brought my Vita with me and wanting to play a PlayStation One game, only to be frustrated that I couldn’t.

  • zer0ne

    I have a copy purchased thru PSN on my PS3. Could I transfer that copy from my PS3 to my Vita once Vita can support PSOne games?

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