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

Don Mesa's Avatar + Posted by Don Mesa on Aug 27, 2012 // Director, Product Planning & Platform Software Innovation, SCEA

As most of you know we are releasing a pretty hefty System Software Update (v1.80) for PlayStation Vita (PS Vita), which will enhance your experience and also allow you to play PSone Classics on your device.

Before the update becomes available, I wanted to take the opportunity to walk you through some of the highlighted changes and give you a sneak preview of what you can expect.

PSone Classics

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.

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

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

For those of you who have already purchased these titles, you will be able to re-download those games directly from your PS Store account or transfer them to your PS Vita directly from your PS3 at no extra charge.

I hope you enjoyed the video; for any additional information on PS Vita System Software Update v1.80, please visit this page when the update goes live.

As always, we appreciate and look forward to your feedback and questions below.

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+ IzoGray on August 27th, 2012 at 8:47 pm said:

Would a beautiful, kind soul please let me know if Breath of Fire IV works on the Vita yet?
Please? Thank you :)

Now I’m just waiting for those Mega Man X games Sony. How could such a big library be missing from your store? I know Capcom owns them and I ask them too. If I could have all the Mega Man X games on my Vita I would feel like a king instead of the slob I’m sure I kind of am.


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+ DazeOfWar on August 27th, 2012 at 8:47 pm said:

Threads of Fate, Parasite Eve, Suikoden, and Um Jammer Lammy have copied over.


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+ MidnightReaper on August 27th, 2012 at 8:48 pm said:

Anyone tried Legend of Dragoon yet to see if it’s able to be transferred?


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+ midnightshade on August 27th, 2012 at 8:49 pm said:

For anyone that missed my post earlier.

Here are the known games you can download to ps3 in package form (don’t install on ps3, just download), access content manager on vita and transfer over.

I am now playing Castlevania Sotn right now (and was playing Vagrant Story and Soul Reaver!)

Here is the known list so far:

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
Medieval
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
Xenogears


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+ Nighthawk0150 on August 27th, 2012 at 8:50 pm said:

@ post 195: Ok, I understand the reasoning for the transfer method now. I am still disappointed by the fact that certain owners of Vitas without a Playstation 3 are being cut off from games they may have been waiting to play since the Vita’s launch.


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+ camiwaits_us on August 27th, 2012 at 8:50 pm said:

Metal Gear Solid & Mega Man 2 (Jp) can be transfered from the PS3. Castlevania:SOTN can be transfered, but acts really weird with a save filed i transfered too, Alucard keeps randomnly turning into his wolf form.


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+ MarkakaJin on August 27th, 2012 at 8:51 pm said:

I got Medievil PSOne Classic through PS+ and I can confirm that it works well on the PS Vita.


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+ Jassyn84 on August 27th, 2012 at 8:53 pm said:

i dont know why people whining about ps1 game support..what the hell this kids!you guys wanna play those game go back to your ps1..i buy vita ONLY to play vita games and not old port games..also hope 1.80 update will make my vita better than before specially the browser and vita touch system etc funtion..keep up the good work sony


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+ Boxster17 on August 27th, 2012 at 8:53 pm said:

Can’t get over how many people are overreacting to the lack of PS1 games available. You’d think you just ran over their family pet or something with how ‘angry’ they seem.

Can’t say I understand where a lot of people are coming from as I didn’t buy this cutting edge system to play old games. Sure it might be nice but if it’s that much of a priority for you people that are so angry you’d just play them on a PSP.


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+ IzoGray on August 27th, 2012 at 8:54 pm said:

@184 Just turn your PS3 on and collect to your Vita, then hit content manager. There’s no reason your TV needs to be on honestly. lol


211

+ ASC2175 on August 27th, 2012 at 8:55 pm said:

Street Fighter Alpha 3 works, can someone confirm if Crash 1 is working?


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+ IzoGray on August 27th, 2012 at 8:55 pm said:

connect* to your Vita.**


213

+ Borshay on August 27th, 2012 at 8:56 pm said:

You don’t give a *perk* to user base with 60+ million when your brand new handheld is struggling. Its these kind of foolish ideas that kills potential buyers interest.


214

+ ChuitoPR on August 27th, 2012 at 8:56 pm said:

WARHAWK, CASTELVANIA SOTN, AND FINAL FANTASY VII CONFIRMED WORKING !! AND DARN SMOOTH !!!


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+ Stealth1986 on August 27th, 2012 at 8:57 pm said:

Ok, here’s what worked for me:

1) Metal Gear Solid
2) Legend of Dragoon
3) Parasite Eve
4) Final Fantasy Origins
5) Final Fantasy VI
6) Final Fantasy VII
7) Final Fantasy VIII
8) Syphon Filter
9) Silent Hill

Here’s what did not work for me:

1) Final Fantasy V
2) Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee
3) Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus

And I was able to transfer these from the PS3.


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+ Elvick_ on August 27th, 2012 at 8:58 pm said:

I’ll wait to see what games are on the store before I laugh at that list. That better not be them all. And ffs, get some tech for journalists to record direct footage off the Vita. Tired of off screen videos. When it hits a year in Japan that is too long of a wait.


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+ cortiz2092000 on August 27th, 2012 at 9:00 pm said:

I transferred over legend of dragoon from my ps3 to vita I’m glad that one works… And hope Sony brings support for. Metal gear solid 1


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+ ShadowNextGen on August 27th, 2012 at 9:02 pm said:

This is a disgrace. It is bad enough that Sony made us wait six months for this feature but North America only gets nine titles? People over in Europe are laughing at SCEA over this embarrassment.


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+ cortiz2092000 on August 27th, 2012 at 9:03 pm said:

Nevermind metal gear solid 1 works


220

+ MarkakaJin on August 27th, 2012 at 9:03 pm said:

@214

Metal Gear Solid 1 does work on the PS Vita.


221

+ dacalo on August 27th, 2012 at 9:05 pm said:

What a freaking joke! Are you kidding me? SCEE releases over 100 titles and we get 9? And what’s with this favoritism for allowing PS3 owners to download PSP and PS1 games which cannot be done via the Vita? I sold my launch PS3 because it was collecting dust, since I travel a lot for work. I got a Vita instead, but Sony decides to handicap the library unless I also have a PS3. Well screw you Sony!!


222

+ Richard919 on August 27th, 2012 at 9:06 pm said:

Vita trophies viewable on PS3 PLEASE

what games your playing on Vita should be viewable under your name on PS3 too


223

+ Jassyn84 on August 27th, 2012 at 9:06 pm said:

i’m waiting for soul sacrifice,lbp vita,zero virtue escape,ac3 vita,fifa13,nfs most wanted,persona 4 golden and also ps all star many more..that the reason i BUY VITA..to play vita capable games,not some old psone title..if i wanna it i can play on psone or psp..so kids..stop your whinning..i play video games before you guys were born..hahah


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+ xXGhOsT_RiCaNXx on August 27th, 2012 at 9:07 pm said:

Why my friends on ps3 can’t see me online and my vita trophies when im actually on the vita? Please fix that.


225

+ Firepowerr on August 27th, 2012 at 9:08 pm said:

They give you something good, and you guys can only complain.


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+ ToonAddict1 on August 27th, 2012 at 9:08 pm said:

A quick heads-up: the Japanese PS1 games CAN be downloaded via the PS Vita. I tried it on one game, and it worked for me (now to figure out how to get to the configuration screen for the Vita PS1 games).


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+ Stealth1986 on August 27th, 2012 at 9:10 pm said:

@223, you should be able to touch and hold the screen while in a PS1 game to configure those settings… Just like for PSP games.


228

+ ColorblindMonk on August 27th, 2012 at 9:10 pm said:

I’m confused as to why the US gets 9 PS1 games, whereas the UK gets 50+ from the very start.


229

+ DenshaOtoko52 on August 27th, 2012 at 9:10 pm said:

the video bout the web browser is fake it still shows some checkerd page…


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+ MidnightReaper on August 27th, 2012 at 9:12 pm said:

@223 tap and then hold on the screen


231

+ peace2223 on August 27th, 2012 at 9:12 pm said:

Can anyone confirm that any of the Crash or Spyro games happen to work?


232

+ Sevyne on August 27th, 2012 at 9:13 pm said:

@Jassyn84 : You sound like you were born like 5 years ago. Some people want what they were promised and they would like these games on the go. The PSP was able to handle these games without any problems at all and it’s an inferior portable from a tech standpoint. You wouldn’t know a god damn thing about any of that though would you?


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+ Firepowerr on August 27th, 2012 at 9:13 pm said:

Someone already confirmed that Spyro didn’t.

Also Final Fantasy V doesn’t work, all others do to my knowledge (still re-downloading).


234

+ ToonAddict1 on August 27th, 2012 at 9:14 pm said:

Thanks for the help. That will come in handy when I put some more PS1 games on my Vita tomorrow (want to pick up another memory card before I do this).


235

+ jimid on August 27th, 2012 at 9:14 pm said:

9 ?!? We wait six months and SCEA give us NINE lousy titles?!? What the hell is wrong with this organization… YES, PSX backward compatibility with twin analog sticks is one of the MAJOR reasons I bought this system! YES, Europe are getting more than FIFTY titles out of the gate! YES, this is another in a long chain of complete screw-ups by SCEA when it comes to handling VITA. Why did they even bother with PSX compatibility at all if this is the best effort they can put forward? Pathetic…

I’ve owned every system Sony has ever released – I OWN 320+ UMDs FOR MY PSP! I thought I saw some truly asinine missteps with the PS3, but SCEA have gone above and beyond with the Vita. Not since the Dreamcast have we seen such shameless blundering… It’s like watching the Three Stooges market a video game system…


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+ ChuitoPR on August 27th, 2012 at 9:14 pm said:

FOR GOD SAKE !! ARE THIS GUYS READING ALL THE COMMENTS ABOUT ALL THA GAME THAT ARE WORKING OTHER THAN THE 9 THEY ANNOUNCED !???? GEEEES WHAT A BUNCH OF MORONS !! WOW UNBELIEVABLE !!


237

+ drewrz6800 on August 27th, 2012 at 9:15 pm said:

still useless… still need to wait for the ps store to update before we can play some BIG classic titles…. SICK!


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+ Sevyne on August 27th, 2012 at 9:16 pm said:

@ChuitoPR: Are YOU reading the comments? Those games can only be transfered from a PS3. Not every Vita owner has a PS3 and they honestly shouldn’t have to own a PS3 to utilize a function on the Vita. To force them to have to is absurd.


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+ SoYoung on August 27th, 2012 at 9:17 pm said:

One thing I dont like at all on the vita and they didnt fix it in this update is how small the text is for your messages. It is especialy irritating when someone have a yellow color, for me, its simply unreadable at a point that i just didnt read those messages on the Vita. I dont understand why you cant make the text bigger.

Also, why I cant download videos on the background on the internet now? I have to wait for the download to finish now. It seems more a downgrade to an acutal upgrade to me.


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+ Stealth1986 on August 27th, 2012 at 9:19 pm said:

Can anyone else put on here if their copy of Final fantasy Origins is working properly or not? My copy doesn’t do anything but sit at the Press Start Button page. No buttons I press make it do anything.


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+ ChaoticInfinityX on August 27th, 2012 at 9:19 pm said:

I was pretty happy until I read this: http://kotaku.com/5938369/your-first-ps1-games-on-the-vita-are-final-fantasy-vii-andum

“Phased Rollouts” of decade and half software?! Really Sony? You’re going to do “Phased Rollouts” on the Vita… a system that is starving for games as it is?!?

Wait, wait… let me guess. We have to RE-RE-RE-Purchase these games now in their new “Vita-compatible” form?

I swear, sometimes it’s almost like you want us to stop playing your systems.


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+ Redsorrows on August 27th, 2012 at 9:20 pm said:

Resident Evil 1 worked for me, gonna try 2 here in a little. Here’s hoping.


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+ ChuitoPR on August 27th, 2012 at 9:20 pm said:

@Sevyne READ COMMENT 232 HE HAVE A PS3 HE IS CRYING WITHOUT READIN OTHER COMMENTS,, AND JUST LIKE HIM ARE LOTS OF GUYSWITH PS3 WHINNING WITHOUT READIN TOO


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+ Jassyn84 on August 27th, 2012 at 9:21 pm said:

@232 and all kids that whining about ps1 support quit your whining..in my place still dont have even 1 psone title..so i’m not complaining..wth wrong with u people..buy vita for old games?not make sense..if that your MAJOR reosan buying vita,i dont know what wrong with u..maybe u should sell/give it to people who really need it to play new vita title..you can play your ps1/psp with those games..also this problem only with NA i guess cuz europe people are very happy..i dont care btw with ps1 support,all i care is VITA GAMES ONLY AND THAT THE REASON I BUY THIS HANDHELD..so stop your whining kids..


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+ Ntl_713 on August 27th, 2012 at 9:21 pm said:

Any word if the spyro games work?


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+ Borshay on August 27th, 2012 at 9:23 pm said:

@Sevyne: this is why I call it the PS3accessory. It was annoying with the PSP, now this is just ridiculous. The amount that transfer compared to the amount thats going to be on the store is insane.

I had a PS3 and it died, so I have a dozen or so PSone classics I’d love to be able to play. Plus some that I haven’t purchased yet. I really can’t believe how badly SCEA blundered with this one.


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+ bigz12345432 on August 27th, 2012 at 9:23 pm said:

will i be able to download ps one games to vita from vita store today that ive already purchased on my down load list cause i dont have a ps3


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+ Jassyn84 on August 27th, 2012 at 9:24 pm said:

also they said will release every weeks new title..so i dont get it with those kids..yeah i’m a sony fanboy because sony deliver the goods for me..never got any complain with them..


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+ Stealth1986 on August 27th, 2012 at 9:24 pm said:

Nevermind, it was because I switched it from digital to analog.

People! Keep in ming Final Fantasy Origins HAS to be set to use Digital output for the controller to be able to play!


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+ ThatFabian on August 27th, 2012 at 9:25 pm said:

please get crash bandicoot. just please.


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