One of the main reasons I love the PSP is its ability to play PSone Classics and the vita even hinted that it will have even better support but it seems like that is not the case for launch.
Unfortunately, it appears Vita won’t be able to offer the same as the PSP … at least for now. Sony has confirmed that its upcoming handheld will not be able to play Game Archives PSone Classics at launch.
Sony Japan’s website details the omission clearly. The site reads: “It won’t be supported at the time of the PS Vita launch.” The lack of PSone support is curious, given the Vita’s much more capable specs. We think they probably ran across some issues with formating or are trying to figure out the best way to halt piracy on the PS Vita.
“Regarding future support, we’ll share details later,” Sony notes.