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Grandia And Other PSOne Classics Now Compatible With Vita In U.S.


Earlier in the week, Sony made a version 1.80 firmware update available for the PlayStation Vita, and began to make PSOne Classics compatible with the device. While Europe saw more than 100 Vita-compatible PSOne games, North America only saw a handful. Today, Sony have added a few more to the U.S. compatibility list.


Here are the PSone games that are “officially” compatible with the Vita thus far  in North America:


  • Alundra
  • Arc the Lad II
  • Championship Bass
  • Extreme Pinball
  • Grandia
  • Hi Octane: The Track Fights Back
  • Klonoa: Door to Phantomile
  • Magic Carpet
  • Medal of Honor
  • Medal of Honor Underground
  • Nuclear Strike
  • Oddworld Abe’s Exxodus
  • Oddworld Abe’s Oddysee
  • Populous-The Beginning
  • R4 Ridge Racer Type 4
  • Rayman 1
  • Rayman2
  • SimCity 2000
  • Soviet Strike
  • Tekken
  • Tekken 2
  • Theme Hospital
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six
  • Tomba!
  • Vanguard Bandits
  • Wing Commander IV


Sony say they’re doing their best to make more PSOne Classics compatible with the Vita “as quickly as possible”. Keep in mind that if you already own any of the games above on a PSP or PlayStation 3, you can re-download them on your Vita for free, or transfer them over from your PS3.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.