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I am thinking of getting a Playstation Vita, but I am not sure if I can play PS1 games on it?

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I wanted to get a PS Vita since it was first announced because of the ability to play certain PS1, PS2, and PS3 games on it.

Obviously they have stated that one can not play PS2 or PS3 games on it, but I’ll buy it if it permits me to play the PS1 games I have downloaded onto my PS3 (Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, Metal Gear Solid). Although I am getting different answers as to whether I can do this when I search online.

I can’t get a clear answer as to whether this is possible. Can somebody tell me if I can do this?

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  1. It can play certain PS1 titles at the moment, Sony is working on adding more but most fan favorites are available to download onto it!

    Plus they are also looking at converting PS2 games as well and a few PS3 games can be played on the Vita as long as the game is running on the PS3 and is connected to the Vita over wi-fi

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    Vita is such a wonderful hardware, plus it already has most number of games for new launch console. Plus the movies and music via the Playstation Store, Netflix, etc. Other reviewers already talked about how great the Vita is, let me point out other aspects of the Vita.

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    -Real games : People say portable gaming consoles are dying because of smart phones and tablets. You can’t really play games on these devices with touch screens and gyro sensors, you need controllers like the Vita to really play the games unless you want to play only Angry Birds.

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    -Great selection of movies, music, content : Besides gaming, the Vita has old and latest movies and TV shows (to buy and rent) and any music you want to listen. Music Unlimited is surprising good, you can listen to any music, old and new, for $10 a month.

    I really enjoy using the Vita, I highly recommend it.

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