America's First PS1 Games on The Vita Are Final Fantasy VII And...Um...[UPDATE: Europe's List is AWESOME]

Sony has today revealed re-iterated which PS1 games will be available, and compatible, for direct download and play on the PlayStation Vita when the handheld's big 1.80 firmware update hits tomorrow.


Things start out so well! Sony's Don Mesa says "We are working hard to ensure that all of your favorite PS one Classics titles will be available for download directly on your PS Vita via PlayStation Store (PS Store) as soon as possible."

But then this.

Here is a list of PSone Classics titles that will be available for download on 8/28:

Arc the Lad
Cool Boarders 2
Hot Shots Golf 2
Jet Moto
Syphon Filter
Tomb Raider
Twisted Metal 2
Wild Arms

Oh. Final Fantasy VII is great, as we've seen, but that's it? Nine games? Sony said last week there'd be 100 eventually made available. Meaning we're likely to see them rolled out tortuously, ala the Wii's Virtual Console, back in the day when people remembered the Wii even had a Virtual Console.


Also of note, as you'll see in the video above, is a run-down of some of the new features which will be made available in the Vita's upgrade, some of which you might not ever notice, but others - like being able to use buttons and the d-pad to navigate system menus - are welcome!

UPDATE - Oh boy. While the American list is pretty damn short, at only 9 games, Europe's is monstrous. No, really, look at it. It's like a PS1 wish-list. Metal Gear Solid, WipeOut, Silent Hill....oh boy.


Also, this isn't a list of all the games coming to European Vitas at some point. It's all the game's available at launch, on August 29. Day one.

Cool Boarders
Cool Boarders 2
Crash Bandicoot
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
Crash Bandicoot 3 Warped
CTR: Crash Team Racing
Destruction Derby
Everybody's Golf 2
Jet Rider
Jet Rider 2
Jumping Flash
Kula World
Kurushi Final
Motor Toon Grand Prix 2
Rally Cross
Syphon Filter
Syphon Filter 3
Twisted Metal
Wild Arms
40 Wink
A Bug's Life
A Bugs Life and Monsters Inc bundle
Abe's Exoddus
Abe's Oddworld Oddysee
All-Star Boxing
Arc Arena: Monster Tournament
Arc the Lad
Arc the Lad II
Arc the Lad III
Arcade Hits: Shienryu
Arcade Hits: Sonic Wings Special
Atari Anniversary Edition
Atlantis and Hercules Bundle
Bishi Bashi Special
Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command
Cho Aniki
Critical Depth
Dezaemon Plus
Disney's Action Game ft. Hercules
Eagle One: Harrier Attack
Fear Effect
Fear Effect: Retro Helix
Fighting Force
Fighting Force 2
Final Fantasy VIII
Final Fantasy IX
Final Fantasy V
Final Fantasy VI
Final Fantasy VII
Front Mission 3
Galaxy Fight
Gex 3: Deep Under Cover
Gex 3D: Enter the Gecko
Guilty Gear
Hardcore 4X4
International Track & Field
Jigsaw Madness
Judge Dredd
Junior League Soccer PS1
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
Lilo & Stitch
Little Mermaid 2
Little Mermaid 2 and Winnie The Pooh bundle
Metal Gear Solid
Mickey's Wild Adventure
Miracle Quad Racer
Miracle Space Race
Missile Command
Monsters Inc
Namco Heritage bundle
Pandemonium 2
Parasite Eve 2
Peter Pan
Pooh's Party Game
Rainbow Six
Rascal Racers
Rayman 2: The Great Escape
Reel Fishing
Resident Evil 2
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
Resident Evil: Director's Cut
Ridge Racer Type 4
Silent Hill
Snowboard Racer
Sorcerer's Maze
Spin Jam
Sports Superbike
Street Fighter 2 Alpha
Super Star Dance Club
Tekken 2
Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation
Tomb Raider Chronicles
Tomb Raider 2
Tomb Raider 3
Toy Story 2
Toy Story Racer
Toy Story Racer and Toy Story 2: Woody and Buzz bundle
Vagrant Story
Urban Chaos


PS Vita System Software Update (v1.80) – Take The Tour [Sony]



The update is already out. Also, Sony did the same thing they did with PSP titles when the Vita first released. There are more compatible titles than that- they just aren't on the Vita's PSN Store yet. A list of titles confirmed to work (via PS3 transfer):

'Arc the Lad

Arcade Hits: Shienryu

Arcade Hits: Sonic Wings Special

Castlevania Chronicles

Castlevania: SotN

Cho Aniki

Cool Boarders 2

Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness

Final Fantasy IV

Final Fantasy VI

Final Fantasy VII

Final Fantasy VIII

Final Fantasy IX

Hot Shots Golf 2

International Track and Field

Jet Moto

Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver

Legend of Dragoon


Mega Man

Mega Man 2

Mega Man 3

Mega Man 4

Metal Gear Solid

Money Idol Exchanger

Rally Cross

Resident Evil 3: Nemesis

Silent Hill

Syphon Filter

Tomb Raider

Twisted Metal 2

Unjammer Lammy

Vagrant Story

Wild Arms

Wild Arms 2