Many were disappointed that the PlayStation Vita didn't support PS1 classics right off the bat.
But don't worry, they're coming. As SCEA president Jack Tretton announced on stage during Sony's E3 conference, the new portable will support those nostalgia-laced PS1 classics thanks to an impending software update due this summer.
This means you'll be able to sample everything from Final Fantasy VII to Resident Evil: Director's Cut to Crash Bandicoot on the Vita. There really are a ton of PS1 classics currently available and more are being added on a consistent basis. Besides, the Vita could use every new library addition possible, even if the additions are a good 15 years old or so. It was also noted in the press release that Sony "will further accelerate the expansion of the PS Vita platform through regular system software updates," so expect more enhancements.
Personally, I like the idea of having access to all my favorite PS1 games while on the go. Some aren't really the kind I'd sit down and play in my living room; some are just perfect for tooling around when you're out of the house (and maybe a little bored).