With the release of PS2 Classics onto the PlayStation Store recently there has speculation that Sony could end up making these downloads compatible with the PS Vita, just like PlayStation minis and (eventually) PSOne Classics.
Sadly it would seem that that’s not on Sony’s to-do list right now. PS3 titles won’t be coming over to the system anytime soon either, a Q&A on the PlayStation Blog reveals. One response to a question on possible PSP, PSOne, PS2 and PS3 ports reads: “Users can play supported digital PSP titles and supported minis. In regard to PSone classics titles, we will announce further details when they are ready. PlayStation does not have plans to make PS Vita compatible with PS3 or PS2 titles at this point.”
This news comes as a bit of a shame given that the Vita could easily handle games of the PS2’s power, and making them compatible would expand the system’s library immensely. And no one would scoff at seeing a few Vita versions of downloadable PS3 titles, either. With any luck something like this might be addressed a little later on in the system’s life.