PS1 Games Playable on PS3


The recent firmware update (1.70) has enabled us to play downloadable PS1 games on our PS3s, rather than just being able to play them on a PSP. North American and Japanese PS3 owners need new versions of any PS1 games they’ve currently downloaded to enable them to be played on their PS3, if I remember correctly. Us Europeans are exempt from this as we have had no PS1 games available to download at all.

11 new PS3 (and PSP) compatible PS1 games will be added to the PS Store tomorrow, although I don’t know if it’s just Japan that gets the new content.

IGN, courtesy of Sony Japan, has a list of the new PS1 games that you should be able to download tomorrow when the PS Store is updated:

  • Spectral Force (Idea Factory)
  • R-Types (Irem)
  • A.IV. Evolution Global (Artdink)
  • Resident Evil Directors Edition (Capcom) The game I want the most!!
  • Bishibashi Special (Konami)
  • Arc the Land (Sony)
  • Ore no Shi wo Koete Yuke (Sony)
  • Gunners Heaven (Sony)
  • Ganbare Morikawa-kun Ni-go (Sony)
  • Marl Oukoku no Ningyou Hime (Nippon Ichi)
  • Tekken 2 (Bandai Namco)

There’s also 14 new PSP only games being added tomorrow but most of them are in Japanese so I don’t have a clue what they are, apart from Metal Slug.

When are we Europeans going to get these PS1 games? I’ll be shocked if it happens tomorrow but all signs point to that not being the case. Whatever, the only game I would get is Resi Evil Director’s Cut out of that list. :x

New List of PS3 and PSP Compatible PS1 Games Revealed


Written by: Gary - News Contributor


  1. #1 by Segitz on April 25th, 2007 [ 1470 Points ]

    Cool, R-Type…

    I played the hell out of this game, back in the time, an Amiga 500 was top notch hardware :P

    Maybe I’ll get it, just for the jist of it, and RE1 too (got the PC version, but it doesnt work since XP, I hope, they release 2 in time though, I sold my copy)

    The rest is… nothing for me.

  2. #2 by Gary on April 25th, 2007 [ 1780 Points ]

    I’ve been told that you can use Visa Debit Cards with the EU PS Store, Segitz. How come you can’t use them?

  3. #3 by Lyndon on April 25th, 2007

    None of the games in that list are in the Canadian or US stores as of yet so that list would just be for Japan. I hope they do get the updated versions out soon- I have Hot Shots Golf 2 and Jumping Flash! purchased now.However, I remember a report saying it would be sometime in May before we see new versions.

  4. #4 by Lyndon on April 25th, 2007

    Small correction- Tekken 2 is available but the rest are Japan only. (been a long day)

  5. #5 by MetalProxy on April 25th, 2007 [ 3426 Points ]

    R-Types! The game rocks but its very hard to beat. I really really like shooters. They need tempest x, G Darius, raystorm, Einhander!!, thunderforce V. I already have them but would still get them regardless.


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