PlayStation Portable emulators

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The PlayStation Portable (PSP) is a handheld game console made by Sony. The system was released in Japan on December 12, 2004, in North America on March 24, 2005, and in the PAL region on September 1, 2005.

The Playstation Portable console

For using a PSP as an emulation platform, see Emulators on PSP.


Name Operating System(s) Latest Version Active Recommended
PPSSPP Multi-platform
JPCSP Windows, Linux, OS X 0.7


PPSSPP is a fairly new emulator, but it has made tremendous progress. Compatibility is a bit lower than JPCSP, but it is significantly faster. It is only recommended to use JPCSP if the game does not work in PPSSPP.

JCPSP requires the Jave Runtime Environment to be installed, which has a history of security issues. Because it uses Java, it is also much slower than PPSSPP. JPCSP was built around debugging and was never really meant to be a standard emulator. They made it so they could understand the PSP's inner workings better. And thanks to the JPCSP team, and other PSP homebrew teams, PPSSPP is developing at breakneck speeds. Both teams communicate a lot and contribute with each other.