You may remember that a few weeks ago that an anonymous hacker posted a complete dump of the Vita’s Flash0 memory. Now we have news of the first major use of that discovery, a PSOne emulator running on the Vita! Another anonymous hacker has posted video giving proof that he’s managed to get PSOne titles running on the Vita in its emulated PSP environment.
One major problem you might notice is that there is currently no sound in the emulator, a fact that this hacker is working diligently to fix. Aside from that issue it’s hard to see any performance flaws and given the Vita’s rather beefy hardware in comparison to the PSP that’s not unexpected.
We’re only a couple of months out from the worldwide release of the Vita and already we’re seeing some pretty spectacular feats being accomplished by the community. While Sony has been rather quick to patch all the exploits found thus far we’re just at the beginning of the console’s lifespan and we here at Techmantis are all thoroughly excited to see what this little piece of hardware is truly capable of. Hats off to these anonymous hackers and here’s to hoping Sony doesn’t start suing the whole world again.