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PSOne Classics on Vita listed (it's already gone stupid)

11:34 PM on 08.27.2012 // Jim Sterling

Although Sony promised over a hundred PSOne Classics would be available with the PS Vita's next firmware update, the truth is not quite so tantalizing. In North America, it turns out that only nine PSOne games will be purchasable online for your handheld tomorrow. 

In Europe, players will get fifty, because regional weirdness is the "in" thing this season. 

These games will be available to download directly from the PlayStation Store. If you have a PS3, you'll be able to transfer over more than the listed games, though neither NA option yet includes Alundra and Tomba! -- two games I was personally looking forward to. 

It's just a wonderful storm of inconsistency, so it's classic Sony all over. As usual, something that should be simple is now alienating and ridiculous. Ah well ... should've expected it. 

Check out the wild and wacky lists below to find out where to get which games. The list will update as things change. The transfer list is by no means final. 

North American PSOne Classics available for download

  • Arc the Lad
  • Cool Boarders 2
  • Hot Shots Golf 2
  • Jet Moto
  • Syphon Filter
  • Tomb Raider
  • Twisted Metal 2
  • Wild Arms

North American PSOne Classics known to be available for transfer (via Reddit)

  • 2 Xtreme
  • Alone in the dark, a new nightmare
  • Arc the Lad
  • Arcade Hits: Shienryu
  • Arcade Hits: Sonic Wings Special
  • Breath of Fire IV
  • Burst Angel
  • Castlevania Chronicles
  • Castlevania: SotN
  • Cho Aniki
  • Cool Boarders 2
  • Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness
  • Destruction Derby
  • Dino Crisis
  • Dino Crisis 2
  • Final Fantasy Origins
  • Final Fantasy IV
  • Final Fantasy VI
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Final Fantasy VIII
  • Final Fantasy IX
  • Gaiaseed
  • Gex 3
  • harvest moon: back to nature
  • Hot Shots Golf 2
  • International Track and Field
  • Jet Moto
  • Jumping Flash
  • Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
  • Legend of Dragoon
  • Medieval
  • Mega Man
  • Mega Man 2
  • Mega Man 3
  • Mega Man 4
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Money Idol Exchanger
  • Parasite Eve
  • Parasite Eve 2
  • Rally Cross
  • Rayman 1
  • Resident Evil: DC
  • Resident Evil 2
  • Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
  • Saiyuki: Journey West
  • Street Fighter Alpha 1
  • Silent Hill
  • Syphon Filter
  • Syphon Filter 2 and 3
  • Threads of Fate
  • Tomb Raider
  • Toy Story 2
  • Twisted Metal 2
  • Unjammer Lammy
  • Vagrant Story
  • Warhawk
  • Wild Arms
  • Wild Arms 2
  • Xenogears

European PSOne Classics available for download

  • Cool Boarders
  • Cool Boarders 2
  • Crash Bandicoot
  • Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
  • Crash Bandicoot 3 Warped
  • CTR: Crash Team Racing
  • Destruction Derby
  • Everybody's Golf 2
  • G-Police
  • Jet Rider
  • Jet Rider 2
  • Jumping Flash
  • Kula World
  • Kurushi Final
  • MediEvil
  • Motor Toon Grand Prix 2
  • Rally Cross
  • Syphon Filter
  • Syphon Filter 3
  • Twisted Metal
  • Wild Arms
  • WipEout
  • 40 Wink
  • A Bug's Life
  • A Bugs Life and Monsters Inc bundle
  • Abe's Exoddus
  • Abe's Oddworld Oddysee
  • Airboat
  • All-Star Boxing
  • Arc Arena: Monster Tournament
  • Arc the Lad
  • Arc the Lad II
  • Arc the Lad III
  • Arcade Hits: Shienryu
  • Arcade Hits: Sonic Wings Special
  • Atari Anniversary Edition
  • Atlantis
  • Atlantis and Hercules Bundle
  • Bishi Bashi Special
  • Blockids
  • Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain
  • Bugriders
  • Buzz Lightyear of Star Command
  • Centipede
  • Cho Aniki
  • Constructor
  • Critical Depth
  • Dezaemon Plus
  • Disney's Action Game ft. Hercules
  • Dodgeball
  • Driver
  • Eagle One: Harrier Attack
  • Fear Effect
  • Fear Effect: Retro Helix
  • Fighting Force
  • Fighting Force 2
  • Final Fantasy VIII
  • Final Fantasy IX
  • Final Fantasy V
  • Final Fantasy VI
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Front Mission 3
  • Gaiaseed
  • Galaxy Fight
  • Gex
  • Gex 3: Deep Under Cover
  • Gex 3D: Enter the Gecko
  • Grandia
  • Gubble
  • Guilty Gear
  • Gunship
  • Hardcore 4X4
  • International Track & Field
  • Jigsaw Madness
  • Judge Dredd
  • Junior League Soccer PS1
  • Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
  • Lilo & Stitch
  • Little Mermaid 2
  • Little Mermaid 2 and Winnie The Pooh bundle
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Mickey's Wild Adventure
  • Miracle Quad Racer
  • Miracle Space Race
  • Missile Command
  • Monsters Inc
  • Motorhead
  • N20
  • Namco Heritage bundle
  • Pandemonium
  • Pandemonium 2
  • Parasite Eve 2
  • Peter Pan
  • Pong
  • Pooh's Party Game
  • Rageball
  • Rainbow Six
  • Rascal Racers
  • Rayman
  • Rayman 2: The Great Escape
  • Reel Fishing
  • Re-loaded
  • Resident Evil 2
  • Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
  • Resident Evil: Director's Cut
  • Ridge Racer Type 4
  • Sheep
  • Silent Hill
  • Snowboard Racer
  • Sorcerer's Maze
  • Spin Jam
  • Sports Superbike
  • Streak
  • Street Fighter 2 Alpha
  • Super Star Dance Club
  • Tarzan
  • Tekken
  • Tekken 2
  • Tomb Raider
  • Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation
  • Tomb Raider Chronicles
  • Tomb Raider 2
  • Tomb Raider 3
  • Toy Story 2
  • Toy Story Racer
  • Toy Story Racer and Toy Story 2: Woody and Buzz bundle
  • Vagrant Story
  • Alundra
  • Urban Chaos

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