Sony Computer Entertainment America didn’t do their job very well
This was a huge feature release for the Vita, many early adopters waited patiently for this update to make their PSoneclassics work. The European Playstation blog did an excellent job, but their North American counterparts dropped the ball.
The amount of games that will be downloadable to the Vita tomorrow is laughable, 9 games will be available in NA territories, and 129 available in Pal regions. Of course there are many games that are transferable via PS3, but these games should be on the store. No exceptions. SCEA even told one of their developers that their games would be playable but they aren’t. MonkeyPaw games had to go to Twitter to explain they were surprised by the announcements (at right click to enlarge).
SCEA had months of planning to get ready for this, but after all that time they managed to ready 9 titles while their European counterparts readied 129. Heads should be rolling as SCEA, releasing 7% of Europe’s list is an embarrassment.
That’s right, we have 7% of what Europe has.
So the gamers are stuck doing the work that SCEA should have been doing – Testing the firmware for games that work.
All over the net, there are people posting what games work and what games don’t via PS3 transfer with the Vita. NeoGaf, Reddit, Cheap Ass gamer, and the same thing happened with the PSP compatibility with the Vita as well. Games like Metal gear solid Portable Ops, work fine in Europe, but they’re unavailable in NA. Peacewalker as well doesn’t play on a NA vita if you don’t have a PS3 to download it from. Gamers should be upset about this, and they should be e-mailing SCEA complaints. I have e-mailed Sony North American Playstation Blog for a reason for the discrepancy, as soon as I hear back I will update this post.
Sony Japan has uploaded their list of PSoneclassics that will be playable on the Vita 289 games to be downloadable on the Vita in comparison to Europe’s 129 and NA’s 9.