PS Vita: Massive PlayStation back catalogue lands tomorrow!
The Sony PS Vita is getting a bumper software update tomorrow, but it does more than fix a few bugs on the powerful gaming handheld. Version 1.80 adds support for Sony’s PS One classics, so you’ll be able to download and play more than 120 legendary PlayStation games on the go.
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The update, which rolls out on 29 August in the UK and Europe, brings support for PS One classics downloads from the PlayStation store, so you can play hit titles from the 1990s just like you can on the older Sony PSP and PS3 home console. Alongside this, the 1.80 update adds the option to use your PS Vita as a controller for certain PS3 games, add playlists to your music collection and more.
Sony’s published a list of almost 130 games that will be available to play on the PS Vita startint on Wednesday, and there are some tantalising titles in there you’ll want to revisit. Every Final Fantasy instalment from number five to number nine, classic stealth action game Metal Gear Solid, the ghoulish Silent Hill and the first three Tomb Raider games are just a few of them.
Lucky Japanese PS Vita gamers however will get more than 200 titles starting from tomorrow, with 400 more expected in the coming weeks. Fingers crossed we’ll see plenty of them arrive on the PS Vita in the West too.
What do you make of the news? Is this what the PS Vita needs to take on Nintendo, or should it have been there from the start? Let’s hear your thoughts in the comments below.
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