PS Vita Update 1.80 Arrives!

Sony’s latest PS Vita firmware brings one of the most requested features to the masses, the ability to finally play original PlayStation classics on the go.  The firmware is a measly 102MB and should take most no longer than a few seconds to download and install.  Sony officially says nine games work with the Vita, while the European reps say over 100 work.  The truth of the matter is that only nine games are available for download directly from your Vita via the PlayStation Store.  If you purchased your games via the PS3 you can transfer them via system link to the Vita.  I’ve tested this myself and it works just fine.  I don’t know if all games work, but it’s a simple work around for those of us who happen to own both systems.  The problem is that not everyone who owns a Vita necessarily owns a PS3.  Hopefully Sony addresses this issue before too long as it’s amazing being able to play PS1 classics on the go.  Here are the game that can be purchased via the Vita right now.

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

Firmware 1.80 also brought with it the ability to control the Vita’s dashboard with buttons instead of the touch controls. These new controls can be turned on via the settings tab.

Have any of you tried to transfer other games?  If so, which ones have you got to work, and are there any that haven’t?

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