As a self-proclaimed gaming addict, one of the problems I’ve noticed throughout the years is that I often don’t have the time I once had back in my high school days, to just sit down and do some serious console gaming. This has left me with a surplus of great titles dating all the way back to the PS1, that I’ve been meaning to play, but really just never had the time (seeing how I’m always out and about). Titles like Strider 2, Tomba!, Final Fantasy 9 or Vagrant Story are just a few that I wish I could revisit and play in their entirety.
Well, a few developers over on XDA are looking to bring back the old-school PS1 classics with the PSXPeria Project for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. Using the PSPeria software, you can now legally rip and and convert your old PS1 games into an image that is playable on the Xperia Play with absolutely no root required. Pretty sweet, right?
There’s an ever growing list of games that have been tested and are 100% compatible on the Xperia Play, as well as a video tutorial for anyone who may need a walkthrough on how to convert their old games. I checked my local Craigslist ads and Xperia Plays are running between $150-$200. Think I might pick one up for when I eventually make the jump to AT&T. Can’t think of a better way to kill some time than with some of gaming’s greatest.
Really hoping an Xperia Play 2 comes along
Xperia Play has been plagued with “phone issues”, though the gaming part seems to be awesome and flawless. I need a phone as well, so I will wait to see if/when a new model shows up.
What “phone issues”? I have a Google alert for all things Xperia Play, am active on Android forums etc. and I have heard nothing of any problems. My phone (Xperia Play with VZ) performs flawlessly.
Just wanted to point out that you were always able to legally rip YOUR OWN games and convert the image for use elsewhere by yourself. You however cant legally share/distribute them.
This is pretty koo none the less.
This would be worth it just for a gaming device. I already have a lot of ps1 games.
Now, if I could do something with all the Dreamcast games I own…
I don’t think a play 2 will hit shelves anytime soon. It will over shadow the psp vita. No one wants to carry multiples things that does the same job.
I just want to convert my ps1 games to work on my Vita – anyone know if that’s possible.
Just wait. Someone will do it.
I might just* ditch the Galaxy S III for the Xperia Play 2…
if the SPECS are right that is..xperia Play was so out of date, all other phones were on dual core last year when it came out.