North America’s PlayStation Store has been updated with more PSOne classics for the PS Vita. The original list of 9 officially supported titles has been updated with the addition of 26 new titles. The newly buyable games include classics like Arc the Lad II, Medal of Honor, SimCity 2000, Tekken, and many others.
Recently release PS Vita Firmware v1.80 has another undocumented feature. This time, it’s enabled games with local-only trophies to be synced to the PlayStation Network. Free-to-play title Treasures of Montezuma Blitz is one title to benefit from the update.
The PS Vita’s latest firmware update adds PSOne compatibility to the console, but there is one big flaw that Sony has failed to mention. Despite Sony releasing over 100 compatible titles in Europe, not all of the titles can be directly downloaded to the console.
North America is only able to download 9 officially supported PSOne classics to their PS Vita at the moment, but a larger list of games is actually supported on the console. Over 70 games can actually be downloaded onto the PS3 and then transferred to the PS Vita – check out the list below.
PS Vita Firmware v1.80 released earlier today has yet another undocumented feature. A poster on NeoGAF has discovered that the new firmware locks a user’s memory card under one PSN account, requiring a format if you want to use a different account.
One of the undocumented features in PS Vita firmware v1.80 is PlayStation Mobile transfers – the feature that allows you to transfer PlayStation Mobile content to and from your PS3 or PC/Mac. The PlayStation Mobile service will be launching this Autumn, so firmware 1.80 adds compatibility for the service.
PS Vita Firmware v1.80 is out now and brings with it PSOne classics on the console as well as a number of new features. The PlayStation.Blog has released a walkthough video of the new update as well as a complete list of PSOne titles you can expect for download from August 29th.
Firmware v1.80 is an extensive update for the PS Vita that adds and improves many features across the system. One of most significant additions is PSOne Classics compatibility, and the ability to use the system using the D-Pad and face buttons.
In a Press Release, Sony has confirmed that over a 100 PSOne Classics will be compatible on the PS Vita when Firmware v1.80 launches at the end of August. Jim Ryan revealed that from August 28th, over 100 PS One classics including Final Fantasy VII, Metal Gear Solid, and Resident Evil 2 will be available to download for PS Vita.
Sony has revealed that PS Vita Firmware v1.80 will be coming at the end of August, bringing with it PSOne Classics compatibility to the portable console. While Sony has only announced a handful of compatible titles, the company have committed to releasing over a hundred titles.