Playstation Portable ROMs

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 Kamigami No Asobi InFinite  Cover Thumbnail Kamigami No Asobi InFinite
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Adventure
Year: 2016
4.5 419
 Sangoku Rensenki - Otome No Heihou! Omoide Gaeshi - CS Edition  Cover Thumbnail Sangoku Rensenki - Otome No Heihou! Omoide Gaeshi - CS Edition
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Adventure
Year: 2016
4.4 569
 Satomi Hakkenden - Murasame Maru No Ki  Cover Thumbnail Satomi Hakkenden - Murasame Maru No Ki - v1.02
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Adventure
Year: 2015
5.0 285
 Harukanaru Toki No Naka De 6  Cover Thumbnail Harukanaru Toki No Naka De 6 - v1.01
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Role Playing
Year: 2015
0.0 288
 Uta No Prince Sama - All Star After Secret  Cover Thumbnail Uta No Prince Sama - All Star After Secret - v1.03
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Adventure
Year: 2015
4.9 758
 Yoiyomori No Hime  Cover Thumbnail Yoiyomori No Hime
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Adventure
Year: 2015
3.5 152
 Meiji Tokyo Renka - Twilight Kiss  Cover Thumbnail Meiji Tokyo Renka - Twilight Kiss - v1.01
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Adventure
Year: 2015
2.0 239
 Gakuen Heaven 2 - Double Scramble!  Cover Thumbnail Gakuen Heaven 2 - Double Scramble!
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Adventure
Year: 2015
1.0 539
 Flowers - Natsu Hen  Cover Thumbnail Flowers - Natsu Hen
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Action
Year: 2015
2.0 363
 Angelique Retour  Cover Thumbnail Angelique Retour
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Role Playing
Year: 2015
2.4 540
 Walpurga No Uta - Walpurgisgedichte  Cover Thumbnail Walpurga No Uta - Walpurgisgedichte
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Adventure
Year: 2015
3.2 590
 Houkago Colorful-Step - Undoubu!  Cover Thumbnail Houkago Colorful-Step - Undoubu! - v1.02
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Action
Year: 2014
0.0 345
 Minus 8  Cover Thumbnail Minus 8
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Adventure
Year: 2014
0.0 165
 Chou No Doku Hana No Kusari - Taishou Irokoi Ibun  Cover Thumbnail Chou No Doku Hana No Kusari - Taishou Irokoi Ibun - v1.02
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Adventure
Year: 2014
5.0 707
 Shinobi, Koiutsutsu  Cover Thumbnail Shinobi, Koiutsutsu - v1.01
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Adventure
Year: 2014
0.0 126
 Kiniro No Corda 3 - Another Sky Feat. Jinnan  Cover Thumbnail Kiniro No Corda 3 - Another Sky Feat. Jinnan - v1.01
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Role Playing
Year: 2014
0.0 176
 Sen Goku Hime 4 - Souha Hyakkei, Hanamamoru Chikai  Cover Thumbnail Sen Goku Hime 4 - Souha Hyakkei, Hanamamoru Chikai - v1.04
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Adventure
Year: 2014
2.5 209
 Arabians Doubt  Cover Thumbnail Arabians Doubt - v1.02
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Adventure
Year: 2014
1.5 163
 Akaya Akashiya Ayakashino  Cover Thumbnail Akaya Akashiya Ayakashino - v1.02
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Adventure
Year: 2014
5.0 288
 Taishou Mebiusline Portable  Cover Thumbnail Taishou Mebiusline Portable - v1.01
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Adventure
Year: 2014
0.0 330
 Bakumatsu Rock  Cover Thumbnail Bakumatsu Rock
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Action, Music
Year: 2014
5.0 206
 Geten No Hana - Yume Akari  Cover Thumbnail Geten No Hana - Yume Akari - v1.01
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Adventure
Year: 2014
4.5 336
 Iza, Shutsujin! Koiikusa Dainimaku - Echigo Hen  Cover Thumbnail Iza, Shutsujin! Koiikusa Dainimaku - Echigo Hen - v1.02
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Adventure
Year: 2014
0.0 100
 Iza, Shutsujin! Koiikusa Dainimaku - Kai Hen  Cover Thumbnail Iza, Shutsujin! Koiikusa Dainimaku - Kai Hen - v1.02
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Adventure
Year: 2014
0.0 94
 Satomi Hakkenden - Hachitama No Ki  Cover Thumbnail Satomi Hakkenden - Hachitama No Ki - v1.03
Console: Playstation Portable
Genre: Adventure
Year: 2014
3.7 203

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.