In a rather sudden turn of events, almost every PlayStation Classic and PSP game on Sony’s SEN marketplace is now downloadable on the PS Vita including those that previously weren’t available on Sony’s portable console.
Reports from NeoGAF confirm that classics like Crash Bandicoot or Spyro the Dragon, or PSP games that never made it over to the newer portable like Mod Nation Racers, Valkyria Chronicles 2 and Gran Turismo are now available for download and playable. Phantasy Star Portable 2 is playable as well, but unfortunately it’s not available for purchase anymore due to licensing issues.
Strangely enough, the games still don’t appear as available for the PS Vita on Sony Entertainment Network’s storefront, and there’s no guarantee that all of them will be playable (for instance Pocket Fighter reportedly doesn’t work), or will stay playable in the future. For all we know it could very well be a bug in the system or a mistake.
If you really can’t hold back, you’ll have to purchase them from the SEN web store or from your PS3, but it’s probably better to wait for official confirmation directly from Sony before you start splurging on all that sweet classic goodness.