Sony Computer Entertainment Japan has announced today that a
PocketStation app will be coming to Japan for the PlayStation Vita. You might remember the PocketStation, an LCD peripheral for
the original PlayStation that was launched exclusively in Japan in 1999. It was
so popular that Sony executives cancelled a Western release to satisfy the high
demand in Japan. The device offered mini-games you could download from PlayStation
titles such as Crash Bandicoot 3, Ape
Escape, and Final Fantasy VIII.
In Japan, the app will be available for free for PlayStation
Plus subscribers. It can be downloaded up until December 2nd and
will be compatible with some of the same titles that were featured on the
So far, there has been no word from Sony on a possible western
release. Would you want to see the app available outside of Japan? Let us know
in the comments!
Source: PlayStation Universe