Sony Europe says it's opening storefront for original PlayStation games; no titles announced yet.
The American PlayStation Network adds imported PlayStation One titles to its store fairly regularly, but the European PSN lacks that service. However, that's going to change. Sony Europe today announced that Japanese and US PSOne imports are headed to the European PSN.
SCEE PlayStation Store rep Ross McGrath announced the news on the European PlayStation Blog today. While no specific titles were mentioned, McGrath did say there are a "few" PSOne titles currently being prepped for release on the European PSN.
Publishers can now apply to have their PSOne titles released in the European store, but they will be sold "as is," meaning there will be no localization. Additionally, all titles are subject to approval from each region's specific ratings board.
"This also means that if a PAL version of a title has been unable to pass QA in SCEE, but the NTSC version is already available on the PlayStation Store in SCEA or SCEJ, we can look at publishing that version instead," McGrath explained. The SCEE rep also said gamers hoping to have a specific game added to the store should voice their opinions by commenting on the post.
How about we see more European PS1 games first? Such as the Resident Evil games, Tekken 3 and Pandemonium?
@Lamesy I think I understood what Ex Death really meant. It has nothing to do with being a spiritual successor per se, but where Xenogears stands in the time line of its continuity. Not sure if you read the translations of Perfect Works a book in Japan that clarified much of the Xenogears back story or if you remember the last words in Xenogears being, the end of Episode 5. See while Xenogears itself is the only game set in that world to be released, it is technically the fifth episode of a originally planned(not Xenosaga) six episode saga. So thus while there are no actually games to it, in some ways it is a sequel you could say.
That's good news for them. How about Tekken 3 for U.S. gamers? Still don't see why they haven't released it here.......
IT'S ABOUT DAMN TIME!!!! i'm pissed off ever since i learned that RE2 was available on American PSN and not on EU! It's been YEARS!!!! anyway, i figure that it's still months away to coming on EU...
It would be brilliant if they brought out Tenchu Stealth Assassin! I would love to be able to play that on the go with the PSP or PlayStation Vita. Also they really need to bring out RE2 & RE3. It's crazy that we can't download them in europe.
I wouldn't hold my breath for Chrono Cross as it's not up on the US store. There's quite a few games which I'm sure a lot of people would like that aren't up on the US store either. This does at least open the possibility of Xenogears, Parasite Eve (which would mean the EU store has both while the US only has 1) and Symphony of the Night.
@ej33t While calling it a "sequel" is misleading and inaccurate, Xenogears was very much a spiritual successor to Chrono Trigger, before they were able to make a proper sequel in Chrono Cross. Recycled elements include the three sages (Melchior, Belthasar, Gaspar) and queen in an advanced floating city, practically identical music in said cities, a secret room in said city with similar message of "It all begins and ends with Nu/Chu," ..... and of course the flat-out Lucca cameo early in Xenogears. Again, "sequel" is not the word, but I understand what exedeath was getting at.
It'd be nice if Sony lived up to their word in making all PS1 & PS2 games available on PSN. Import games for both systems, such as "Sword Of The Berserk: Millenium Falcon" would be nice, too. And where's all our Dreamcast and Saturn games, dammit?! lol
Ive never owned a playstation but this sounds very cool! Nothing better than re-living some classics! Some new games just cant live up to the originality of ones years ago! If I saw Abe's Exodus on that list that would be class!
My PS still works fine, as does my PS2 so I'm not sure I need this. Still, it would be nice to have all the Crash Bandicoots, Spyros and FFs on one hard drive.
Why the hell are there people arguing about global warming and economics on an article about PS1 games? Only on the internet.
@ steelmouth maybe for you but i enjoy the classics and though they don't hold up graphics-wise to modern games they usually beat modern games in game play, story and fun.
@Warlord_Irochi and hannify Thought I made that clear with that parentheses. Germany might save us in the short term economically but since they abandoned nuclear power(after the Japanese tsunami incident) in exchange for more coal our planet is doomed. How can we now tell USA and China that they can't have coal power? With the limitation in the American education system I don't think many of them even can grasp the vast time space required to understand global warming. I mean they do have Stanford but they still teach creationism!
Cool beans. Shame they don't localise them though. Why they worked on this over pushing Tombi! through the rigorous screening process is beyond me.
too little too late sony i bought a us psn card and bought al lthe games i wanted eg: castlevania SOTN.
ps2 games for vita would be awesome. technically i think the best stories are on the ps2 games rather on the 360 and ps3, i mean sure u get a few but they are not as consistent as the ps2 was. also ps2 is still not obsolete, fifa 12, nfl 12 and nba 12 are all coming out on the ps2, which still proves that even though the ps2 is more than a decade old it still kicks ass.
will this mean titles on the US PSN will finally make it over onto the Euorpean store? Because to be quite honest the amount of content here is rediculous compared to what is available on the US one (and no I shouldn't have to make a US account and import a US psn points card)
USA potential crisis postponed and PS1 classics for our PS3s. If only Sony or Obama could fix Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Ireland and Germany (their current energy policy = beginning of the end), 2011 will be a great year for us Europeans.
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