Playstation Portable ROMs

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 0-Ji No Kane To Cinderella - Halloween Wedding  Cover Thumbnail 0-Ji No Kane To Cinderella - Halloween Wedding - v1.01
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Adventure
Year: 2012
0.0 183
 007 - From Russia With Love  Cover Thumbnail 007 - From Russia With Love
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Action, Adventure
Year: 2006
4.3 658
 7th Dragon 2020-II  Cover Thumbnail 7th Dragon 2020-II
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Role Playing
Year: 2013
4.5 472
 Accel World - Kasoku No Chouten  Cover Thumbnail Accel World - Kasoku No Chouten
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Unknown
Year: 2013
0.0 310
 Akaya Akashiya Ayakashino  Cover Thumbnail Akaya Akashiya Ayakashino - v1.02
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Adventure
Year: 2014
5.0 288
 AKB1-149 Renai Sousenkyo  Cover Thumbnail AKB1-149 Renai Sousenkyo - v1.01
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Adventure
Year: 2012
5.0 377
 Amnesia Crowd  Cover Thumbnail Amnesia Crowd - v1.02
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Adventure
Year: 2013
5.0 469
 Angelique Retour  Cover Thumbnail Angelique Retour
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Role Playing
Year: 2015
2.4 540
 Arabians Doubt  Cover Thumbnail Arabians Doubt - v1.02
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Adventure
Year: 2014
1.5 163
 Arcana Famiglia - Festa Regalo  Cover Thumbnail Arcana Famiglia - Festa Regalo - v1.02
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Adventure
Year: 2011
4.0 142
 Arcana Famiglia 2 - La Storia Della Aracana Famiglia  Cover Thumbnail Arcana Famiglia 2 - La Storia Della Aracana Famiglia - v1.04
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Adventure
Year: 2013
5.0 217
 B's-LOG Party  Cover Thumbnail B's-LOG Party - v1.02
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Adventure
Year: 2010
0.0 165
 Baka To Test To Shoukanjuu Portable  Cover Thumbnail Baka To Test To Shoukanjuu Portable - v1.01
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Adventure
Year: 2012
0.0 316
 Bakumatsu Rock  Cover Thumbnail Bakumatsu Rock
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Action, Music
Year: 2014
5.0 206
 Bakumatsu Rock - Ultra Soul  Cover Thumbnail Bakumatsu Rock - Ultra Soul - v1.01
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Action, Music
Year: 2014
5.0 590
 Battle Robot Damashii  Cover Thumbnail Battle Robot Damashii - v1.01
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Action
Year: 2013
2.8 541
 Battle Royal  Cover Thumbnail Battle Royal
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Strategy
Year: 2013
5.0 213
 Black Code  Cover Thumbnail Black Code - v1.03
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Adventure
Year: 2014
5.0 170
 Black Wolves Saga - Last Hope  Cover Thumbnail Black Wolves Saga - Last Hope - v1.03
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Adventure
Year: 2012
0.0 499
 Brothers Conflict - Brilliant Blue  Cover Thumbnail Brothers Conflict - Brilliant Blue - v1.01
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Adventure
Year: 2013
4.0 1019
 Buzz! Brain Of The World  Cover Thumbnail Buzz! Brain Of The World
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Unknown
Year: 2008
0.0 167
 Buzz! Danske Genier  Cover Thumbnail Buzz! Danske Genier
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Misc
Year: 2008
0.0 84
 Buzz! Quiz World  Cover Thumbnail Buzz! Quiz World
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Unknown
Year: 2009
0.0 166
 Buzz! The Ultimate Music Quiz  Cover Thumbnail Buzz! The Ultimate Music Quiz - v1.02
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Music, Misc
Year: 2011
4.0 126
 Buzz! The Ultimate Music Quiz  Cover Thumbnail Buzz! The Ultimate Music Quiz
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Music, Misc
Year: 2011
0.0 85

Console History: Playstation Portable


The Sony PSP was a huge leap forward for handheld gaming devices. It was the first such device on the market to compare favorably to the graphical abilities and memory capacity of the sixth generation of consoles (PS2, Gamecube, original Xbox). The PSP's dual processor and hardware accelerator was capable of running ports that were very close to their original PS2 versions (Manhunt, Grand Theft Auto, Persona 3), while its rival the DS had graphical capabilities that were more on par with the PS1 and Nintendo 64.

The system's 2004-2005 rollout was highly successful despite concerns at the time that it was too expensive for a handheld device. The system would go on to have a lifespan of over a decade, with multiple new versions of it rolled out between 2005 and 2011. The PSP inevitably became too dated for the market and was replaced by the PS Vita, but is still widely owned and played by core gamers as it is very easy to run homebrew software on.

The PSP is oddly regarded as a "failure" in some circles, primarily because the Nintendo DS nearly doubled it in sales in spite of Sony's superior hardware. Sony's handheld enjoyed a longer overall run, however, and its 82 million total units sold worldwide makes it the third best selling handheld system and the eight best selling video game system of all time.

Part of the negativity toward the PSP in some circles may also have to do with the software lineup. The system had a very strong lineup in some genres, but not so much in others. It was arguably strongest in terms of RPGs, particularly Japanese RPGs and strategy hybrids like the Disgaea series, Monster Hunter, Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts. Other genres in which the PSP was strong include racing and driving, fighting, FPS and open-world sandbox games.

The PSP also allowed players to download a wide range of both digital titles and well-emulated PS1 classics from the PlayStation Network. After Sony's PSP and PS3 "master keys" were leaked, it also became a playground for hackers, who were able to use the native PS1 emulation to run games that Sony never officially released for the system. In addition to a wide variety of homebrew software, good emulators for most consoles up to the 16-bit generation were quickly developed, and the system is now perfect for playing anything from the Atari 2600 to the Sega Genesis on the go.

The original series of PSP systems, the PSP-1000 through the PSP-3000, allow games to be played either through a UMD mini-disc or by downloading them to local storage from the PlayStation Network. Each new iteration of this original series used the same base design, but gradually added more RAM and internal storage as well as increased video output options, and the PSP-3000 introduced a built-in microphone. The PSP Go is a more inexpensive and ultra-portable version of the system that excises the UMD drive for those who only want to play games that they download. There is also an "extreme budget" version called the PSP Street that was only released outside of the United States and Japan and lacks WiFi capability and stereo sound.

The PSP is not region-locked in terms of games, but UMD movies are locked in accordance with the DVD region code. At this point, however, it's trivial to "root" any PSP by installing custom firmware and get it to run anything you want.

The PSP continues to be a popular and useful handheld system for retro gamers given how wide-open the architecture is. It's trivial to unlock the system by using simple prefab boot software installed on an SD card, and this opens up a wide range of retro emulation as well as the ability to run any PSP ISO file you care to.