PPSSPP is an Actually Working PSP Emulator on Android

With the great rise of computing power on mobile devices, it's almost a given that it can pretty much handle everything (no Crysis 3 here yet). That's why I was just half-surprised when I found an actually working PSP emulator on Android, aptly called PPSSPP. And to think that everyone was playing this handheld 2 years ago.

PPSSPP is far from perfection—it lags, freezes, restarts, and everything you can say about a new emulator—but it's working and it's developing fast. That's a good sign above anything else. I even played the first DJ Max with it. And although it lagged heavily as I've mentioned, the prospect of reliving my glorious PSP days in my mobile excites me to no end.

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But how would you play PSP games on your Android if there's no UMD slot or PSN account to download it from? Let's juts say that if you can google it, you're already halfway there. However, we DO NOT condone to piracy.

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PPSSPP Device Compatibility List

These are the confirmed devices that can run the PPSSPP app. I'm using a Cherry Mobile Skyfire, and it works great. I think as long as you're using a dual-core device (the developer's website claims even single core devices can run it), you're off fine.
  • Nexus One
  • Nexus S
  • Galaxy Nexus
  • Nexus 4
  • Nexus 7
  • Nexus 10
  • Samsung Galaxy S
  • Samsung Galaxy S2
  • Samsung Galaxy S3
  • Sony Xperia Play (buttons work, touch joystick not yet supported)
  • Asus Transformer
  • Ainol Novo7 Advanced II
  • Galaxy Note 2
  • Xperia V
  • And many others
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PPSSPP Game Compatibility List

These are the games players have reported working on the app. You can try other PSP games, and if it would load, kindly update on the comments box below.
  • Dragon Ball: Evolution
  • Virtua Tennis
  • God of War - Chains of Olympus
  • Final Fantasy Type-0
  • Lumines
  • Wipeout Pure and Pulse
  • Saint Seiya
  • Mega Man - Maverick Hunter X
  • Hatsune Miku Diva Extend 2
  • Loco Roco
  • Tales of Eternia
  • Ace Combat X
  • Ghosts and Goblins
  • Asterix & Obelix: XXL 2
  • Mimana - Iyar Chronicles
  • Cladun
  • Ridge Racer 2
  • BlazBlue
  • Fate Extra
  • Fired Up
  • Legend of Heroes
  • Exit
  • Obscure - The Aftermath
  • Knights in the Nightmare
  • Puyo Puyo Fever
Personally I'm expecting a lot of great things from this app. Hopefully the developer woud not tire out from developing fast.

PPSSPP's website is at http://www.ppsspp.org. It's free to download at the Google Play Store, although there's also a paid version.

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