PS games for PSP now on PS3

Sony updates its new console's PlayStation Store with five older games that work on the company's handheld system.

Sony took its first steps into the world of retro gaming today when it updated its PlayStation 3 online storefront with downloadable versions of five original PlayStation games that can be enjoyed on the PlayStation Portable.

The first slate of PS games to arrive on the system include a sampling of Sony-published PS hits, as well as one title from third-party publisher Namco. The currently available titles are Sony's Crash Bandicoot, Cool Boarders, Syphon Filter, and Hot Shots Golf 2, as well as Namco's Tekken 2. Each game costs $5.99 and carries a disclaimer that multiplayer functions in the games won't work because the games have not been altered to support the portable system's Wi-Fi functionality.

To play the games, customers will need to first download the games to their PS3s from the PlayStation Store, then transfer them via a USB cable to a PSP with a memory card that contains enough free space. The games range in size from 157MB (Hot Shots Golf 2) to 535MB (Tekken 2). Once downloaded, each game can be copied for use on up to five different PSP systems before it locks itself.

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415 comments
zzamaro
zzamaro

bloath :lol: Not possible.

bloath
bloath

is it possible to play original psx games on my psp ie hard copys I still own from back in the day. is their a way to put them from disk to psp?

big13
big13

so any of u know the games available for the psp? has any of you tried psp blender or any of those sites or their scams?

lukediddle
lukediddle

Yeah, firmware 1.7 lets you play em on PS3 now.. but where the hell do I get the games? lol I don't see em on the store.. and c'mon, Final Fantasy 7 8 or 9 HAS to be a download in the future... how awsome, deent final fantasy game on your PSP for those long and boring family holidays, lol.

DrKill09
DrKill09

I want this, but I don't want to get a PS3 just for this

xspboy06x
xspboy06x

Ctg867's got it right. Wii may be a cool system and all but the PlayStation consoles always have and always will be better. Yes, DOOM_SONYMAN, Crash is the best. I just re-read my review for the game and I was a total amateur back then. My opinion of Crash's debut has gotten even higher since then, as I enjoy the environment of the game (particularly the following levels: Pinstripe, Lights Out, Fumbling in the Dark, Nitrus Brio, the Lab, the Great Hall, and Dr. Neo Cortex). I also like the music of those 7 levels better then the rest of the astonishing soundtrack. Top it all off with variety, a classic story with a new twist, and great gameplay and you've got a marvelous game.

ctg867
ctg867

Give it a rest with the Sony hate. Really. I don't see the Wii with more then one game to play, unlike the PS3 that has at handful as of now. I don't see the Wii with VC games that bring extra content or anything, so don't knock Sony for lacking with the PSone games. I don't see any Wii/DS connectivity, so don't complain when Sony is actually trying to do something with it's handheld and it's console. Don't knock Sony when Nintendo is on the other side of the road making a mess of itself

hardhittin12
hardhittin12

Well in time ya can put the games right onto your PSP but just gotta wait

Petshopboy
Petshopboy

Another PS3 only plug? This would be such an awesome idea if you could just get the games online or buy them at a store somewhere.

DOOM_SONYMAN
DOOM_SONYMAN

i love sony so much!!!! CRASH IS THE BEST

JDawg1506
JDawg1506

I think the PS3 has suprisingly been a big disappointment . I hope this does not ruin their reputation in the industry. If fans are truly going to spend $700 for this system their needs to be some sort of free download service to make up for the LACK of games they seemed to have provided at the initial release. And why not ? Since the playstation one had some of the most popular RPG games. Sony is not offering enough incentives for fans to really cough up and arm and a leg for their new system, they should really consider what fans really want in the near future, and that is probably an expansive library of games at the same time the option of playing the memorable classics!

nihuna
nihuna

"Broadband internet: 50$ a month 2Gig mem stick: 80$ PSP 250$ PS3 600$ PS1 game online 5$ Pointing at nintendo and saying STUFF IT UP YOUR ARSE and acutally mean it Priceless! " Or you could say highway ripoff, and now I am stuck with the two most lacking systems on the market, and the most likely to be future dreamcasts/game gear. But hey, your call. =P

IcejunkTyrant
IcejunkTyrant

Broadband internet: 50$ a month 2Gig mem stick: 80$ PSP 250$ PS3 600$ PS1 game online 5$ Pointing at nintendo and saying STUFF IT UP YOUR ARSE and acutally mean it Priceless!

Carl0009
Carl0009

If just FFVII is realesed...

obodotG
obodotG

Dark_Alex has released his new custom firmware. this means that you can play just about ANY ps1 game for FREE!! (if you have it) not to mention there's full gba emulation through gpsp (no lag at all)

_Sam_
_Sam_

When I get a ps3 I'll get this

OrangeGilkey5
OrangeGilkey5

I'll just buy a PSP memory card loaded up with PS One games off of Ebay.

yugimasa9999
yugimasa9999

Is it playable on the PS3...until the next firmware perhaps ! :)

CamisadoBlue
CamisadoBlue

Bring on Final Fantasy 7 on PSP!!!! woo!!!

solid_sponge
solid_sponge

masterXCYN Yeh, because that's really gonna kill off the DS isn't it!? Another wise move by Sony. Making retro PS games available, but only via PS3!? Do they really think that this is going to help sales of the PS3? Like people are going to go out and spend $600 just so they can play a 10 year old game!!

Zero254
Zero254

WHAT!!!!! I GOT TO PAY 599USD THEN MOVE THE DECIMAL POINT TO THE LEFT TWICE!!!!! I might as well just buy a flip top and a battery for my psx and play it like that. I got dark ressurection but I would love playing Star Ocean on the go. They should have download stations where you have to buy a point card and put money on it. Sony's demo downloads suck also.

Beesond
Beesond

What happened to the kiask thingy in stores where you could do the same thingy? I am sure they may still have that, so dont worry about holy crap.

Trogeton
Trogeton

This topic has been up for a good little while now, I wouldnt even put things here that are even relevent anymore... Hardly anyone even plays ps1 games anymore.. dont cry over spilled milk, no one is making anyone buy anything you are acting like you are losing your best friend here.. just make good at what you got.. dont worry about this, besides the ps2 games is whats really the thing going on with the compatablity and the ps3 n just be happy :)

Built
Built

arrr matey... its dem tings like dese dat make us go forth to our piracy ways.... arrrrrgh...

CerebralShadow
CerebralShadow

This is bull! I have always liked sony and defended them but this is just stupid. To make people buy the PS3 just to download PS games for there PSP.

Hatate
Hatate

Well that's dumb.

CLRH2O
CLRH2O

And what of us who have owned a PSP since April 2005 but have no plans for buying a PS3? I guess it leaves only one choice.......|-|0m3br3w. Put simply, I'm not going to pay 600 dollars to have the middleman hardware with which to transfer a game ISO to my PSP. That's ridiculous. If I could download them via the Sony Entertainment site to my PC then go USB transfer to the PSP - Sure, fair game and I'd be all over it. Thunder Force 5, R-Type Delta, Ray Crisis and more... WHAT?! That's what I'm talking about!

speedeamongt
speedeamongt

It's a good idea but it would be alot better if you could play it on the PS3 as well. Like whats that problem with that?

KOSMOSEngineer
KOSMOSEngineer

Yeah I got to get a hold of Xenogears, I never got to play that, this would be a good chance to.

MOHAMMAD-ALI
MOHAMMAD-ALI

das kinda cool but it would be betta if peepes could download games from tha psp site to their psp not through tha ps3

jonb2003
jonb2003

I JUST WANT RE ON THE PSP

masterXCYN
masterXCYN

they better add Vagrant Story and PE 2, I'll hate u sony for good if you dont do my request, lol the psp survived the ds, I say nintendo cant relax on the handheld department anymore.

Tigerman950
Tigerman950

Man do I absolutely HAVE to have a PS3 do be able to do that?

Seft_Blade416
Seft_Blade416

I would die if they had Star Ocean 2: The Second Story for download =) but thats just me XD

Warom
Warom

Some games are so good I think on a smaller screen the graphics will also seem better. I cant wait for FF9, it was my favorite game fro ps1. :D

lamech777
lamech777

Think I hear a toilet flushing somewheres...I believe its $ony's business going down the tubes.

CommonerChaos
CommonerChaos

Yea, no one else has contested Nintendo in the handheld business. I say that they didn't do that bad for their first handheld. A lot could be in the future for sony in the handheld business...

Tungsten88
Tungsten88

Come to think about it...the PSP is the only handheld thats actually put up a fight to Nintendo. Got to congradulate Sony on that one

Tungsten88
Tungsten88

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newoldrenegade
newoldrenegade

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Tungsten88
Tungsten88

(PS1 games ---> PC---> PSP) results in (my $---> Sony)

SpunkieMunkie
SpunkieMunkie

I am so going out there and spending some of that money I saved up for to pay my college loans. I can download games for my PSP for 600+ or buy them for 50. When will Sony realize that making bad decisions like Sega will hurt them?

StripesOrBars
StripesOrBars

Sony tries so hard to make Nintendo look bad, lol.

newoldrenegade
newoldrenegade

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