Vita owners, rejoice! With update 1.80, the Vita is finally able to play PSOne classics, including all the Playstation era Final Fantasies. Currently only Final Fantasy VII is available in North America, but all titles are available in Europe.
The update was released on 28th August, and the system must be updated before a title can be downloaded. Customers who have bought a PSOne classic on either the PS3 or PSP will be able to download the title for free on Vita. The controller can be set to analogue mode to make use of the Vita’s two sticks, and the left and right side of the rear touchpad can serve as an alternative to the “Start” and “Select” buttons.
Currently there are only 9 titles available for download in North America, Final Fantasy VII among them. There are 139 titles available in Europe, starting at as little as £0.99. For a full list of the titles and to discuss, see this thread on our forums.