123w ago - Today SCEE's Ross McGrath of the Sony PlayStation Store Team has confirmed that NTSC-J and NTSC-U PSOne Classics are being prepared to hit the European PSN Store.
To quote: I am very pleased to confirm that US and Japanese PSone emulations are being prepared for release on the SCEE PlayStation Stores.
While I cannot yet confirm dates or any of the titles in process at this time, there are a few that are already in process and you will start to see them publishing in the future.
What does this mean for you, the consumers?
Here are the key points:
• Publishers who own the rights to release PSone titles that were previously only available in the US and/or Japan will now be able to apply to have them released on the SCEE PlayStation Stores (providing they are rated by the appropriate ratings boards for each territory).
• All titles will be published 'as is', with either English or Japanese language game content where available.
• All titles will run at 60 Hz and you will need a 60 Hz capable display to play them properly.
This also means that if a PAL version of a title has been unable to pass QA in SCEE, but the NTSC version is already available on the PlayStation Store in SCEA or SCEJ, we can look at publishing...
To quote: I've made a disc which will hopefully fix any NTSC Wii that got bricked by an imported Mario Kart game (or similar). It is an ISO with one partition – an update partition – and it contains three files: IOS30-64-v1040.wad, SystemMenu-v289.wad, and __update.inf:
System Menu v289 is the newest NTSC version of the system menu available on Nintendo's download servers; it's what you will get if you go into the Settings Menu and perform an update. I packed it into a WAD, and maintained the original, valid Nintendo signature, so it should be safe to install. (The disc, however, is fakesigned. This should not be a problem.)
I'm including IOS30 as well, just in case – it's what this system menu uses. I would expect all systems out there to already have it installed, but hey.
Obligatory warning – I have tested this on 3 Wiis and it seemed to work fine, but I can't make any promises that it won't brick your Wii. It contains no safeguards; use this ONLY on an NTSC (US) Wii. If you use...