PS One Classics coming to PS Vita

Despite a seeming lack of interest in backward compatibility for Sony, it still loves its PS One library.

And so it seems that an entire catalog of classic titles from Sony’s early days of gaming will be making their way to the downloadable game repertoire of the Playstation Vita.

Anyone who’s ever ventured into the digital download Playstation Store on a PS3 or PSP knows there is a huge list of “PS One Classics” available to purchase and begin playing instantly.

But the Playstation Store in the Vita, even though it looks identical in many ways, is a completely different platform and those PS One titles have not been available to download.

However, Sony has confirmed that it is working to bring the classics to its new handheld. For whatever reason, there is a problem with the Playstation 1 emulation software on the device.

In Europe, though, a PS One Classic has just appeared on the Vita version of the Playstation Store. It’s Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, which wasn’t exactly the best-selling Playstation title, not even in Europe.

Nevertheless, it’s a sign that Sony is close to making these games available.

In addition to offering numerous PS One Classics on the PS3 and PSP, Sony also pioneered the idea of legal console emulation of mobile phones, making numerous PS One titles available to download on the Playstation-certified Xperia Play phone.