Sony PocketStation games to return on PlayStation Vita

In Japan.

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Remember the PocketStation? It was an odd LCD peripheral for the original PlayStation that launched in 1999, exclusively in Japan.

It was so popular in Japan that Sony execs delayed - and eventually cancelled - a Western release to satisfy demand in the company's home country.

Which is a shame, as the device offered monochrome mini-games that you could download from full PS1 titles such as Ape Escape, Grandia, Crash Bandicoot 3 and Ridge Racer Type 4.

Three of these mini-games have been re-released today in Japan as part of a new PocketStation app for PlayStation Vita. It's a free download for PlayStation Plus subscribers, Siliconera reports.

Crash Bandicoot 3, Mega Man and Ape Escape are available today, while Dokodemo Issho - a game which features feline Sony mascot Toro will follow next month.

We've asked Sony about the chances of a western release.

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