Sony PSOne

The PS Vita has been available in the United States and Europe for nearly five months now, but the library of titles currently available is still fairly limited. If you’ve already played your way through all the games you wanted to, then how about enjoying some classic PSOne titles while you wait for more to arrive?

An upcoming PS Vita 1.80 firmware update will finally add the ability to play classic PSOne titles on Sony’s latest handheld, SlashGear reports, and there will be over 700 titles to choose from. It’s worth noting, however, that it may take a while for all of these to arrive, so don’t expect to see quite as soon as the update drops.

In addition to this, there is also a new firmware update for the PlayStation 3, which will add the ability to download and play PlayStation 2 titles, according to the report. Earlier PlayStation 3 consoles allowed you to play physical PlayStation 2 games, of course, but Sony removed the backwards compatibility feature from its third-generation console over time.

These updates are currently rolling out in Japan this week, so there’s no word on when we’ll see them elsewhere just yet. Here’s to hoping Sony doesn’t keep us waiting too long, however.

[via SlashGear]