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Vita’s New Firmware offers more PS1 support |

With the Launch of the new 1.8 firmware your Vita has become capable of running a small handful of PlayStation one games. Luckily you won’t have to wait for your favorite title to become available on the Vita store. There is a workaround that will allow you to access more PSOne games on your shiny Vita, and the process is simple and only requires that you do not install the game on your PS3. Simply download the title you would like to transfer to your Vita via the PlayStation Store. When I say don’t install it I mean simply leave it in its “bubble” form on the PlayStation 3. Now, connect your Vita to your PS3 and run content manager. Choose to Transfer from PS3 to Vita and chose PlayStation One. That’s it. You now have a bigger list of games to play blowing away the small eight Sony listed.

Full list below of what is compatible thanks to users at NEOGAF, after the break.

2 Xtreme
Arc the Lad
Arc the Lad II
Arcade Hits: Shienryu
Arcade Hits: Sonic Wings Special
Breath of Fire IV
Burst Angel
Castlevania Chronicles
Castlevania: SotN
Cho Aniki
Cool Boarders
Cool Boarders 2
Cool Boarders 3
Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness
Destruction Derby
Dino Crisis
Dino Crisis 2
Final Fantasy Origins
Final Fantasy IV
Final Fantasy VI
Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy VIII
Final Fantasy IX
Front Mission 3
Gaia Seed
Gex 3
Hot Shots Golf 2
International Track and Field
Jet Moto
Jet Moto 2
Jumping Flash
Jumping Flash 2
King Of Fighters 99
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
Legend of Dragoon
Mega Man
Mega Man 2
Mega Man 3
Mega Man 4
Metal Gear Solid
Metal Slug X
Money Idol Exchanger
Parasite Eve
Parasite Eve 2
Rally Cross
Rapid Angel
Rayman 2: The Great Escape
Resident Evil: DC
Resident Evil 2
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
Ridge Tacer 4
Saiyuki: Journey West
Silent Hill
Street Fighter Alpha 1
Street Fighter Alpha 3
Syphon Filter
Syphon Filter 2
Syphon Filter 3
Tekken 2
Threads of Fate
Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider 2
Tomb Raider 3
Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation
Toy Story 2
Toy Story Racer
Twisted Metal 2
Unjammer Lammy
Vagrant Story
Wild Arms
Wild Arms 2

  • Cheeto

    Dude, I really want to like this whole handheld idea, but honestly, between the family and my job I barely get time to play my PS3. How do you guys manage?

  • I play mine at the hospital my father gos to daily.

  • Cheeto

    How is your old man holding?

  • Been better. dialysis soon sadly. Cant donate a kidney as liver will attack it within 3 months time.

  • @jason I wish your dad the best bro, I know he’s going to make it.

    ps: the only PS1 game I’d be interested in playing is FF Tactics.

  • Well here is the kicker. The triple filtering makes the ps1 games look like a re-release so alot are worth another playthrough. I was shocked at how god Resident Evil Dc looked. Was also shocked at how bad the acting was lol “Look what is this. It is blood. I hope it is not Chris’s blood. Jill go see what you can find. I will stay here and look at the blood” lmao Final fantasy 7 also looks amazing on Vita. It really smooths out the edges in the sprites. Vita has some killer hardware. Disgea3 also looks way better then the ps3 version. The screens in my review were captured from the Vita