PS1 Game Appears on Vita Store, Doesn’t Work

Easily the most requested feature for the PlayStation Vita, gamers have been eagerly awaiting news of PlayStation One support on the handheld. Now, a slip up by Sony suggests that we may see the much-desired update soon.

Sony has previously confirmed that support is coming, simply stating it would arrive “soon” – a word that in Sony’s dictionary means somewhere between tomorrow and the release of the Vita 2. A user on Reddit downloaded a PSOne game, but was unable to get it to work. On the EU PSN Store, ryukyu22 found PS1 game Buzz Lightyear of Star Command – something we’ve been able to independently verify. Ryukyu purchased the game, which downloaded as usual for a game, and showed a LiveArea screen specifically designed for the PS1:

Sadly, tapping the game only brought up a screen saying that “the file is corrupt”. What does this mean exactly? It could mean nothing, but it does seem to point towards Sony preparing the marketplace database for the upcoming update. Also, the fact that the LiveArea for the Vita has a PS1 screen prepared is a good sign.

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