Sony Confirms Vita Won’t Support PS1, Turbo Grafx Games at Launch

November 28, 2011Written by Tony Wibowo

A few weeks ago, Famitsu released a PS Vita FAQ containing information regarding the successor to the PSP. Buried inside the FAQ was info about “Game Archives” support by the system, with the FAQ mentioning that the system might not support it at launch. Today, Sony has confirmed that the Vita will indeed not support “Game Archives” at launch.

Sony updated the Vita’s official website with the following:

Can [the] Vita play PlayStation Game Archives games?

It won’t be supported at the time of the PS Vita launch. Regarding future support, we’ll share details later.

“Game Archives” covers the original PlayStation and PC Engine/Turbo Grafx games that can be downloaded through the PSN store. That means that those games can only be played on a PSP or a PS3 for now. Hopefully, Sony will update the Vita to support “Game Archives” at some point in the future.

Do you guys really care about Vita’s inability to play old PS1 and PC Engine/Turbo Grafx games? Share your thoughts in the comments below.