Monday, November 13, 2006

Firmware 3.0 WILL have PS1 emulation

All the news just keeps pouring in! A little while after our original post about the PS3's online network, one of our dedicated readers Rami was kind enough to translate all the Japanese text on the PlayStation online network for us! While the gist of his translation was about the capability of the PS3 online network, there was a small bit of info there which will be great news for our PSP readers too! If you're interested, here's the full post with all the juicy bits left in!

The thing which PSP owners should know is that right now, you will need a PS3 to enjoy PS1 games on your PSP. But if we recall correctly, Sony have announced that it will be possible to buy PS1 games right off your own PSP, or maybe even your PC. We believe it's only a matter of time before Sony get around to doing that.

For now, here's what you'll see in the PLAYSTATION store on your PS3 with regards to the PSP.

A small list of PS1 games available for download shown (Can only be played on the PSP for now)

Bio Hazard Director's Cut
Konami Antiques MSX Collection V1
Konami Antiques MSX Collection V2
BishiBashi Special
Arc the Lad
Jumping Flash! Aloha Danshaku Funky Daisensou no maki
Minna no Golf 2
Silent Bomber
Tekken 2
Mister Driller

Frankly, the need for PSP firmware 3.0 is sorely being felt. And I think I'm gonna backtrack on my speculation when I said that 3.0 won't have PS1 emulation. It does seem that 3.0 will have PS1 emulation. Secondly, for all you lucky guys with their PS3s, you can start downloading the games now so that come 3.0 launch day, you will already have the games ready for transfer to your PSP.

And looking at the insane amount of hype building up with regards to the PS3, we're sure that there's lots more PS3-PSP interconnectivity which we haven't even seen yet. And don't you worry, because we will be getting our PS3 soon; there's no need to go anywhere else for your PS3/PSP news! And finally, a big thanks to our loyal reader MGSROCKS1/Rami for translating the juicy bits; we love ya!

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