We’ve been reporting the past couple days about the shortage of PSOne titles available for play on the Vita. Compared to the 100+ titles available in Europe, we here in the US are feeling a little shortchanged, but Sony’s come out and made a statement about the issue.
A GamesRadar post today clarified that, though Sony intends to being more titles to the US, they’re making sure that licensing and other legal issues are cleared before re-releasing the titles. Sony’s response to GamesRadar:
Each territory is completely unique and must go through its own individual processes for approvals in order to be available for purchase directly on PS Vita through PlayStation Store. We work collaboratively with all parties involved, including third party publishers, to ensure that we are following the proper protocol. As of right now, there are nine PS one classics titles available on the PS Vita store, however we are working hard to expand this list as soon as possible.
At least Sony acknowledges the issue and plans to do something about it. There really aren’t too many other games for Vita owners to play right now, so hopefully they’ll take care of the situation quickly…