Downloadable PS games now playable on PS3

Original PlayStation games like WipeOut, Jet Moto, and Jumping Flash now playable on both the PSP and Sony's new console.

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Shortly after Sony released the PlayStation 3, it offered gamers a selection of downloadable games from the original PlayStation, including Crash Bandicoot, Tekken 2, and Syphon Filter. However, the games were playable only on the PlayStation Portable.

Now retro gamers who'd like to play those games on a bigger screen are getting the chance, as Sony today updated 10 of the downloadable PlayStation offerings to be playable on the PS3 as well. The updated downloads were made possible by a PS3 firmware patch last month. Customers who already purchased one of the games for play on the PSP can download a new license for the game for free that will allow it to be played on the PS3 as well.

The 10 games currently compatible with both the PSP and the PS3 are 2Xtreme, Crash Bandicoot, Destruction Derby, Jet Moto, Jumping Flash, MediEvil, Rally Cross, Syphon Filter, Tekken 2, and WipeOut. GameSpot downloaded Crash Bandicoot to find that the game displayed at a resolution of 480p and a 4:3 screen ratio.

A pair of downloadable games on the service, Cool Boarders and Hot Shots Golf 2, remain unplayable on the PS3.

Being able to play with a Sixaxis on a big screen isn't the only added perk of these downloads; Sony also restored the multiplayer modes to Rally Cross, Jet Moto, Tekken 2, and 2Xtreme. All of those games were single-player experiences on the PSP, because the games were not altered to support the system's wireless multiplayer capabilities.

Each game is $5.99, which covers the license to download and play the game on the PSP as well as the PS3.

Discussion

350 comments
theKSMM
theKSMM

This is a feature that I wanted since the PSOne games were available for download, and one that I thought Sony would be foolish not to provide. It's good to see that they've come around. And it's great to see the games getting their multiplayer modes back as well as the ED treatment.

Rodimus80
Rodimus80

I would love for Sony to release Final Fantasy VII on the network, but I think they'll hold off, only until they (possible) remake FFVII for the PS3

wlindelof
wlindelof

thatd be sweet if FFVII came out. then you could play it on the PSP. hurry up Sony

R3DN1N3
R3DN1N3

ok so let me get this straight.....u download PS games via PS3..................................................but u can't play them all on your PS3 because???....................

diablo1000000
diablo1000000

Hurry up on bring these to the UK! We still seem to be waiting for things from Sony in Europe...

jordan1985221
jordan1985221

good plan but would only pay for final fantasy, soul reaver, metal gear games.

Ryusennin
Ryusennin

Isn't it ironic that you're asked to pay for games that can't be played on the PS3? Sony is really putting the M in marketing.

jas-x5
jas-x5

wow not bad 5.00 for syphon filter crash, medevil, ,hmmm 8.00 for some 16 bit VC game hmmmm , or 4.99 for mortal combat 2 with online play through the playstation network ,yea I'm sold on the sony store now great products low price

rstankos
rstankos

Nice start. I downloaded MediEvil for my PSP a while back. It was on old favorite for my PS. My daughter and I spent many an hour on that one. Now I got my free license for my PS3 too! Lotta play for the buck. Life is good.. Will certainly try some others.

NinjaMunkey01
NinjaMunkey01

I read this, looked on the playstation store and there was no new content there... another long wait for us brits, cant wait for crash bandicoot though.

Mr_Saturn26
Mr_Saturn26

just got crash bandicoot, but seriously i wish Tomba was on the list.

Dukeofterror
Dukeofterror

i havent seen any of this in "my" sony store. but maybe that'y cause i'm from germany, they cut content on us every time. but maybe it will come later, like everything else. just wait and see, i'd definetly buy syphon filter though, one of teh best games evah.

Johnke
Johnke

yeah!! That's some great news !! am waiting for more to come ! Go Sony !!

jimjim350
jimjim350

now i wish psp owners can download on a pc and put on a memory stick

Akira-Angel
Akira-Angel

Yeah whatever, great if your Japanese or American. None of this available in UK.

diablos101
diablos101

final fntasy 7 on there i think will sell like crazy, some added content to it would also boost sales and profits. But i guess that ay be a bit too much.. Resident evil series as one said earlier is, i think, a good idea too :)

solidusScott
solidusScott

nice, Sony needs to start releasing new games weekly like microsoft does. Also it would be really awesome if I could download Resident Evil 1 & 2. Until then I'm going to have fun playing Tekken 2 and Jumping Flash again while I wait for some good PS3 games to come out.

gandalf_storm
gandalf_storm

Would love to play wipeout again, brought that game on release day with the PS1, also got DOOM, cost me well over £400 if i remember correctly. We are getting shafted in the UK though with the downloads, same old videos and a few average games for download. Come on sony sort it out.

collum1987
collum1987

I think Sony should focus on its titles which are known to be rare, hard to find for gamers to find the original as a downloaded version for both consoles would be more satisfying and happy for owners of PlayStation 3 and PSP. They should also release their Greatest Hits or Platinum PSone titles for the store as gamers will be happy with that :D. Bring games and improve the PS Store bigtime and allow everyone to experience the PlayStation games which everyone liked.

MiltaJay
MiltaJay

Why isn't Resident Evil on the list?

NachoPSN
NachoPSN

Stop complaing about the UK store. Sony obviously just likes us more.

j_cain341
j_cain341

I'd like to see more PS One Classics available to the PSP & PS3. Other than that, I appreciate the chance to enjoy a classic PS One game via download and PSP.

a_grunge_fan
a_grunge_fan

The UK store is crap compared to the US:(

Ricey88
Ricey88

well not if ur in the EU like mean livin in the UK we dont get jack S**T its a load of crap WHY are we having to wait over here!

SQUALL20XX
SQUALL20XX

Nice that's what I want to hear :).

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Excellent stuff. A PS1 Virtual Console is just the sort of incentive I will need to buy a PS3 when it drops to 200 quid. Some great titles there. Someone below asked why Gamespot gave Rub-a-dub such a low score, well don't worry too much about what GS have to say. I have never once listened to a single review of theirs since they are all a bunch of thick headed fat twits that wouldn't know how to review a game correctly if they took a course in it. I personally only listen to IGN. They know what they are talking about.

videogamr49
videogamr49

Gots me Super Rub a Dub. It's more fun than being a mosquito in a blood bank. It's really an awesome game, though, I still cannot understand why Gamespot gave it such a poor rating. At $6.99, it was a steal of a price. I would have given it at least a 6. Mainly because the controls can get annoying and the jump is bad at best. I try so hard to get my ducky to jump so that I can beat world records...alas, I cannot. :P\ @vercetti75: Unless Sony posts up an online (for computers) version of the Sony Network Store, you won't be able to LEGALLY put PS1 games on your PSP.

vercetti75
vercetti75

Hey can someone message me with the answer to this question..... Do i need to own a ps3 to buy a ps1 to put on my psp??? because i dont have a ps3 but i have a psp and i want to dowload crash bandicoot, how do i do this???? thanx :)

ski11buzz
ski11buzz

why dont you guys just make an american account then if you're so unhappy

NachoPSN
NachoPSN

Why would you tell them to make it $10?? It's cheaper than ANY other game on XBOX LIVE!

ShinAkuma777
ShinAkuma777

ur an idiot kronikkilla why would you want the games to be 10 bucks when they are 6 i think that is wise enough ps store has cheaper games than the other systems online stores offer and in time will have a whole lot of great classics adding hd is something the company would have to do and why would you want it if its a "classic" game?? online support would be nice on a few games *cough* tekken2 *cough*

KronikKilla
KronikKilla

Uhh yea... hey jack, I know you love trolling, but at least keep it on topic. We aren't disscussing Forza vs GT. Back on topic, this is very good news for people (like myself) holding back on the PS3 purchase. I can't believe Jumping Flash is even on this list. That is a game that changed the way I thought about games. Hopefully Sony will wise up, up the price to $10 per game, and add evolved HD graphics and online support, that would sell numerous PS3's. I'd be getting one tomorrow if that were the case, but I'll hold off a little while longer.

jackfatal
jackfatal

to those who is concerned about forza2 vs GTHD!! the answer of course GTHD is the winner!! check out this comparison http://www.gameswank.com/portal/?p=420 ps3 is better than xbox 360 in every thing!! with home it will be the altimate console!! only thing thats bad about ps3 is the price thats all!!

shortmerv1
shortmerv1

yeah that will be good or when you get buy a ps3 game you get some credit to get a game on there.

TriniRicanJunie
TriniRicanJunie

but the bad thing is that you have to pay for it their should be some for free

super-hyzy
super-hyzy

So america get tons of new stuff, Europe gets ZERO again. Well if you are annoyed about that dont look on the jap playstation store, they have even more stuff!!

rabbit_pie
rabbit_pie

why do the yanks get all the good stuff?

marek1986
marek1986

Where can I find this games ?

soldier1993
soldier1993

very good! but I prefer to still play oblivion

randomfulness
randomfulness

I wonder when we can even download PS games in Europe.

hegetshiskeys
hegetshiskeys

How about uploading some CLASSIC ps1 games for download???? Metal Gear Solid, Xenogears, Chrono Cross, FFVII, VIII, IX, Tactics, Grandia... Come on!! They were the ps1 games I remember!!!....I'm sure someone agrees???!