If you’re part of a considerable chunk of Tablet S users who bought Sony’s Honeycomb tablet on the promise of classic PlayStation games coming soon, you’re in luck. Today Sony has added the first round of original PS1 games to the PlayStation Store, and Tablet S owners can download them now. Prices start at a reasonable $5.99 a pop.
Technically the store is open to Tablet P users as well, which might be relevant to the US market if Sony ever deems it fit for release here. It’s a shame, too – the dual-screen hinged design might make it all the more easy to emulate a traditional console gaming experience. With the company expanding the tablet line to include 3G models, maybe we’ll see a release of both Wifi and mobile broadband versions in the States – one can only hope. Sony is also planning to certify other smartphones and tablets, almost certainly including parts of its XPERIA line, for the PlayStation Store.
The first round of PlayStation titles includes ten games: Cool Boarders, Destruction Derby, Hot Shots Golf 2, Jet Moto 1 and 2, Jumping Flash, MediEvil, Motor Toon Grand Prix, Rally Cross and Wild Arms. None of these are exactly blockbusters (triple-A games like Final Fantasy VII and Resident Evil are probably more likely to get a straight-up Android port from their publishers) but it’s a good start. Tablet S users should have access to the Store now.