Sony has no intention of making the range of PS2 Classics available on PlayStation Store playable on the PS Vita, meaning the likes of God Hand and Maximo will remain limited to only the PlayStation 3.

"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. " explained a Sony published Vita FAQ on the PlayStation Blog.

PS2 Classics launched on the European PlayStation Store this week, offering a range of titles such as God Hand and Maximo for prices up to £7.99.

Given the huge jump in horsepower from PSP - which can happily play PSone Classics - to PS Vita, it's very disappointing to hear that Sony doesn't plan on offering PS2 Classics for the new handheld.