PS Vita Firmware Update v1.8 To Add PS1 Support

    July 3, 2012
    Richard Stalker
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Maybe Sony is listening after all? After a very long time and a lot of griping by fans, Sony has finally announced an upcoming firmware update for the Playstation Vita that will allow it to play Playstation One games. This, mind you, should have been available since day one. The lack of the ability to play these game has certainly hurt the overall sales of the not too hot handheld.

That is the good news. The bad news is that the update won’t simply enable all PSOne Classics. According to a Sony representative, support for PSOne games will be rolled out a few at a time following the new firmware. The good news in this is that at least if you have already bought a PS One game, like every Final Fantasy game, You do not have to buy them again.

Now that Sony has figured this out, maybe they start to work on other problems that the PS Vita users or potential users want. Like full PS3 manipulation?

  • http://gameon typhun

    I feel that enabling ps3 compatibility would be a total waste of time I’d rather wait out till the ps4 hits and have full control then, the ps3 is dead in the water with probably around 20 more games to come before the ps4 hits, I am very excited and happy that psone integration is coming but leaving it late has enabled me to put all of my time into the psvita specific titles and not spend most of my time on old classics. All in all in very pleased with my Psvita console and am planning on purchasing another one, :-)

  • cheech marin

    I would love to see the “Eye Create” software on the Vita. It already has the cameras, so why not?