PS1 gaming on PSPs through the PS3: pictures!

OOOOOH... Crash Bandicoot. First game I ever played on the PS1.

Like it or not, QJ has a new slogan: “We’re in ur intarwebz, grabbing ur newz!” Of course, when your trained brigade of hamsters spot a couple of related webpages that have pics of the same basic idea, you know we won’t pass it up.

What you see above is a picture of Sony‘s PlayStation Store and its first batch of PS1 games for PSP play.  As you can see, Tekken 2, arguably the most memorable Tekken in the franchise, is there, along with Gabe Logan and that blasted bandicoot. Applefiend of the E-mpire forums took the shot and also confirmed earlier news of the PS1 games’ prices by mentioning that Crash Bandicoot costs US$ 5.99 to pick up.

On the NeoGAF forums, theBishop decided to try his hand at downloading Syphon Filter, the results of which you can see in the screenshots below. Some observations he mentioned were that you were actually downloading both the game and a license file to play it, and the game shows up in the memory stick area where you can find your downloads. You might want to check for specific tweaks with each game, as he noticed that they also implemented a full-fledged manual into the game and video output options for easier viewing on the handheld.

Of course, the whole thing is not without its setbacks. The file sizes are huge, ranging from 157 MB (Hot Shots) to 535 MB (Tekken 2). As for transferring and installing, theBishop says it best:

As far as the installation processes. The download went pretty quickly, and it will require the PSP to be plugged in prior to the download. Hopefully this restriction will be removed once the PS3 itself can play the games. It is clear the download is stored on the PS3 HDD, but it does not seem to be accessible from the XMB interface.

After the download is complete, there is an installation process to the PSP, which actually takes WAY too long. Clearly its doing more than just copying the file because 383MB over USB2 should be done in a few minutes. It took at least 10.

In any case, if you have both of Sony’s gaming platforms, consider yourself lucky to be one of the first handful to try it out. It should be interesting to see how much mail Sony will be getting over the implementation, and whether people will like it or not. Let’s just hope the criticisms and praises for their plans are constructive rather than plain old shouting and screaming.

Syphon Filter in Action. You must complete your mission, Snake. Remember the old signage? Good ol' title screen!

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OOOOOH... Crash Bandicoot. First game I ever played on the PS1.

Like it or not, QJ has a new slogan: “We’re in ur intarwebz, grabbing ur newz!” Of course, when your trained brigade of hamsters spot a couple of related webpages that have pics of the same basic idea, you know we won’t pass it up.

What you see above is a picture of Sony‘s PlayStation Store and its first batch of PS1 games for PSP play.  As you can see, Tekken 2, arguably the most memorable Tekken in the franchise, is there, along with Gabe Logan and that blasted bandicoot. Applefiend of the E-mpire forums took the shot and also confirmed earlier news of the PS1 games’ prices by mentioning that Crash Bandicoot costs US$ 5.99 to pick up.

On the NeoGAF forums, theBishop decided to try his hand at downloading Syphon Filter, the results of which you can see in the screenshots below. Some observations he mentioned were that you were actually downloading both the game and a license file to play it, and the game shows up in the memory stick area where you can find your downloads. You might want to check for specific tweaks with each game, as he noticed that they also implemented a full-fledged manual into the game and video output options for easier viewing on the handheld.

Of course, the whole thing is not without its setbacks. The file sizes are huge, ranging from 157 MB (Hot Shots) to 535 MB (Tekken 2). As for transferring and installing, theBishop says it best:

As far as the installation processes. The download went pretty quickly, and it will require the PSP to be plugged in prior to the download. Hopefully this restriction will be removed once the PS3 itself can play the games. It is clear the download is stored on the PS3 HDD, but it does not seem to be accessible from the XMB interface.

After the download is complete, there is an installation process to the PSP, which actually takes WAY too long. Clearly its doing more than just copying the file because 383MB over USB2 should be done in a few minutes. It took at least 10.

In any case, if you have both of Sony’s gaming platforms, consider yourself lucky to be one of the first handful to try it out. It should be interesting to see how much mail Sony will be getting over the implementation, and whether people will like it or not. Let’s just hope the criticisms and praises for their plans are constructive rather than plain old shouting and screaming.

Syphon Filter in Action. You must complete your mission, Snake. Remember the old signage? Good ol' title screen!
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