Aug 14, 2012

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PSone Classics Arriving to PS Vita with New System Software Update

PSone Classics Arriving to PS Vita with New System Software Update

Today’s Gamescom has brought the news that a new software update (v1.80) will be arriving for PS Vita owners late this month and along with it the new support for playing PSone Classics.  Being able to take advantage of classic Playstation titles on Sony’s portable wonder-child is something many have been waiting for.  Along with a bevy of new features, gamers will now, in most cases, also be able to make setting changes and take screenshots as games are running.

As also listed by VP, Eric Lampel, on Playstation’s official blog here is a list of new features that will come along with the new update:

Cross Controller

The new Cross-Controller feature will allow you to use PS Vita as a controller to play compatible games on PS3, such as LittleBigPlanet 2. This feature lets you take advantage of PS Vita’s rich features including the touch screen, rear touch pad, six-axis motion sensing system, and cameras.

To access the cross controller feature you need to launch the Remote Play application and then click on the Cross-Controller icon.


As many of you have requested, you will now have the option to control the home screen and some features of applications such as Videos and Music with the buttons on the PS Vita system.


Playlists will be supported in Music. You will be able to transfer iTunes (10.6.3 or later), M3U, and M3U8 playlists from a PS3 or a PC using Content Manager.

Web Browser

Rear touch pad operation will be supported by the browser, allowing you to scroll through and zoom out of pages without obscuring the screen.


The following controls have been added to Videos:

  • Playback speed control
  • Repeat play

Viewing photos in MPO format will now be supported, with the ability to transfer MPO files from PS3™ and PC using Content Manager.
* 3D and multi-angle viewing are NOT supported.

Group Messaging

Along with some new layout enhancements, you will be able to take photos to add as attachments when writing Group Messages.


The Maps feature has been improved by adding a button on the top screen to switch between “Search for Location” and “Search for Directions.” You can also touch and hold a location on the map and place a user flag.


“near” will be able to gather the information of surrounding Wi-Fi access points without internet connection and update the location data based on it later. You can get location data within the area covered by Wi-Fi location services.

For more details on the latest update be sure to head over to the Playstation blog at