Tour PlayStation Vita firmware version 1.80 [Update]

PSone Classics on your PlayStation Vita tomorrow.

August 27, 2012 / 09:40 PM EDT / (@salromano)

PlayStation Vita system software update version 1.80 will go live tomorrow, enabling PSone Classics to run on the handheld. Before it goes live, Sony has released a video walkthrough of the update.

The following PSone Classics will be available straight from the PlayStation Store tomorrow:

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

Follow through this link for the European list.

Sony is “working hard” to ensure “all of your favorite” PSone Classics become available on the PS Vita’s PlayStation Store. More games will be released in “phased roll-outs” over the coming weeks. It should be noted that the titles above are strictly those which you can purchase on your PS Vita. You should be able to transfer other PSone Classics you’ve downloaded on your PlayStation 3 to your handheld. Or at least that’s what we think, considering Sony’s said over 100 PSone Classics will become playable on Vita come August 28.

Thanks, PlayStation Blog.

Update 10:20 p.m.: The firmware update is now available. Get downloading.

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  • http://twitter.com/NoctisFNCvsXIII Eli Shelton

    YEAHH!!!!! I CAN DOWNLOAD MY VITA TOMORROW! Caps lol.  West coast get early.

  • Malcolm Reynolds

    Getting error C3-12077-7…… Whatever the error, just ignore folks and try again.
    My Vita worked on the 3rd try. I imagine the servers are loaded with people trying to update so you just gotta keep at it or wait a day or or two.

  • chronicus_pr1me

    Sweet bout to download now. 
    Vita owners hit me up PSN chronicus_pr1me

  • LustEnvy

    Xenogears, Parasite Eve, Suikoden, please.

  • rockman29

    OMG, frigging Syphon Filter on my PS Vita… I think I’m stuck buying that, no… I definitely don’t have a choice, that is SO bought!

    Is that the same version I get to use on my PS3???? I’m so buying!!!!

    Also, finally I can use BUTTONS to control the screen, holy crap, jeez!

    Vita ftw!

    Also we need more apps. I want a PDF reader, I want to get LibreOffice or OpenOffice on this thing, I want to read my notes and drug lists in my spare time on this sexy device.

    Also, is the browser improved???? It looks smooth as butter, or was that just for show and only on some sites (e.g. BBC works really well, other sites still have the image dragging lag sadness).

    • http://twitter.com/KrautMcFriend KrautMcFriend

      I read on Kotaku.com (best gaming website online) and they did mention some browser improvements. 

      • rockman29

        Browser good. Kotaku bad. Very bad.

        • Malcolm Reynolds

          Yeah. Been visiting Kotaku for years. It is a pitiful excuse for a gaming website.
          Its more of a hack blog than anything worthwhile yet I still go back about once a week in the hopes that it may have improved.
          It never does. Alas, one can still hope.

      • http://xcite79.1up.com Keegs79

        I used to love Kotaku but everything from spreading beyond games and their new screwed up comment system that is no joy to read through has loss its touch with me. I like the information fast and easy and straightforward. I haven’t heard anyone like their changes.

    • rockman29

      OMG the browser is sooooo much better!!!

  • http://twitter.com/KrautMcFriend KrautMcFriend

    I’m just happy even with the simple option to not have to use the touch screen to start a game. No more wiping the screen down before starting! Thanks Sony for listening to your customers!

    GO ARSENAL! GUNNERS UNTIL I DIE! Okay, random love for my boys. 

  • MGB

    can i play LBP2 on VITA now ?
    or there going to be DLC ?

  • http://www.squarealliance.com/ Zackasaur

    This update looks fantastic. I really enjoy my PS Vita. To those who lack one, I highly recommend the purchase. The current and upcoming line-ups are wonderful!

  • DrForbidden

    Sony is “working hard” to ensure “all of your favorite” PSone Classics become available on the PS Vita’s PlayStation Store.

    Of course they are. The more downloaded games a user purchases, the more pricey memory cards he/she will need to buy. That’s just business sense.

    • Malcolm Reynolds

      Way to take a positive and try to spin it into a negative.

      • DrForbidden

        My comment was neutral, not negative. The only one trying to spin it into a negative is you and Rockman29.

        • Malcolm Reynolds

          I see your edit and pat you on the back for a nice effort.
          Adding in a sentence two days after the original post was made in an effort to make the comment seem neutral was a nice touch.

          After all: “thats just good trolling sense”.

          /edit.

    • http://xcite79.1up.com Keegs79

      Unnecessary. That would be stupid to do. You can move your game saves and downloads to your computer or PS3. Only an idiot would constantly buy memory cards. Keep your cynical comments to yourself. They have no weight.

      • DrForbidden

        It would be stupid to constantly shuffle your gamesaves and downloaded games on a 16GB card, fanboy. Just because you only play one game at a time does not mean that other people don’t keep half-a-dozen games on the card for alternating games, in addition to their music, photos, etc.  And just because you also own a PS3 does not necessarily mean other Vita owners do.

        • Malcolm Reynolds

          I see your intentions worked.
          Your comment, meant to annoy, succeeded in drawing out commenters who would call you out for your negativity to which you could then use the overused go to insult of fanboy on someone who was simply annoyed by your original comment that was meant to annoy.
          Lets not pretend you didnt then go back and edit your original comment with the tagline at the end of: “that’s just business sense” to try and make your comment seem neutral.

          Carry on. Most people wont notice the way you parade around these parts perched upon your high horse.

    • rockman29

      Oh shit! Sony tryna’ make money! Hoi boi, that’s not cool guy!

      • Malcolm Reynolds

        LoL!
        How dare they feed their families. How dare they pay their bills.
        Games are charity not a business. That’s why everyone on the planet has a console and all the games they could ever want and piracy is a non issue since, as a charitable industry, game devs have no problem with consumers….er….benefit recipients getting their games for free!

        Common knowledge dirrty. Thought you knew yo!

      • DrForbidden

        Huh? What are you going on about now? I just acknowledged that Sony has business sense to take advantage of re-releases.

  • LovesJapanManga

    Quick question for you guys. I am planning to buy Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation Playstation Vita Bundle coming October 30th. However, I am quite curious to see if I can use right analog stick to control the camera view on Final Fantasy VII in Vita? Rather than doing that via L or R buttons. 

    • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

      As far as I know you can only map the d-pad or the left stick to the right stick. This applies to PSP software, however. If it’s not possible to control the camera with the right stick on PS3 (FFVII PS1 classic emulation), then I’m afraid it won’t be on Vita either. Hope that helps.

  • Rezar

    It’s about time Sony! I do just want to point out these titles will be in the Playstation Store for the Vita. Every other PSOne Classic game should work and you will have to redownload the game if it’s installed on your PS3 already. I just wanted to point that out since some people are confused if you look at the comments on the Playstation Blog.

    • Malcolm Reynolds

      Was gonna test this when I got home. I understood the same thing.

    • rockman29

      Thanks for the clarification.