Sony hasn't officially acknowledged this method and it's not exactly intuitive, but once you know how, it's simple enough -- not as simple as it should be, of course, but we work with what we have. In any case, here's a quick step-by-step guide on how to get your PSOne Classics to your Vita.
- Access your PS3 and find the PSOne game you want on the PlayStation Store.
- Download the desired game -- even if you have it installed on your PS3 already. It needs a fresh download.
- Do NOT install the game on your PS3. It needs to remain in the pre-install "bubble."
- Access your PS Vita and select "Content Manager" > "Copy Content" > "PS3 System -> PS Vita System" > "Applications" > "PlayStation" > "Applications Downloaded on the PS3 System."
- Find your desired game/games, hit their checkboxes, then hit "Copy."
- It is possible to transfer over save files, too. From "PS3 System -> PS Vita System," scroll down and find the PlayStation Save Files.
It's worth reiterating that not all titles are confirmed as transferable, though a great deal of them are. Unfortunately, you will have to look online or find out by trial-and-error. Have fun experimenting ... rather than have fun playing videogames.
Games currently confirmed incompatible (as noted on GAF):
- Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare
- Arc the Lad III
- Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain
- Chrono Cross
- Crash Bandicoot
- Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
- Crash Bandicoot: Warped
- Crash Team Racing
- Final Fantasy V
- Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysse
- Oddworld: Abe’s Exodus
- Pocket Fighter
- Spyro The Dragon
- Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage
- Spyro: Year of the Dragon
- Theme Hospital
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