The Sony PSP is one of the longest tenured handheld gaming consoles ever. It enjoyed a seven year run with various new models coming out at regular intervals. It has a ton of games and Sony even ported some PlayStation games to the system for purchase. Now, you can play PSP games on your mobile phone or tablet. Here are the best PSP emulators for Android. Please note, we highly recommending at least attempting to purchase games before emulating them. Otherwise, it’s piracy.


AwePSP

Price: Free
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AwePSP is pretty simple as far as PSP emulators go. You start it up, select a game that you downloaded, and then you play the game. Like most in this genre, there are some compatibility and performance problems based on which game you're trying to play. Aside from that, it supports the basics such as save states, hardware controller support, and a range of file extensions for games. It's not as good as PPSSPP (and some even claim that this is a clone), but this is a good free option for those testing the waters.
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AwePSP

Matsu Emulator

Price: Free / $9.99
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We're calling our shot a bit with this one. Matsu Emulator doesn't actually support PSP, yet. It's currently under development. Matsu is a multi-platform emulator. It currently supports PSX, SNES, NES, Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, SEGA MegaDrive, and a few others. It does all of those fairly well, actually. It's a good all-in-one solution. However, we'll have to wait a bit for PSP emulation as that is still a work in progress.
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Matsu Emulator

PPSSPP

Price: Free / $4.99
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PPSSPP is by far the best of the PSP emulators. Of all the emulators we tested, PPSSPP was the easiest to use, had the best compatibility, and the best performance. We wouldn't blame you if you thought we were advertising here but we're really not. PPSSPP gets frequent updates, has a paid version that removes ads, and it's the one that most other developers copycat from. We highly recommend that you try this one first. The ad-supported free version works fine if you want to test it out. The $5.99 price removes ads. The app is also open-source.
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Pro PSP Emulator 2018

Price: Free
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Pro PSP Emulator 2018 is one of many, many PSP emulators that emulate the greats. This developer has three PSP emulators for some reason. We imagine that they're not much different between them. There are a ton of super amateur versions of these on the Google Play Store. We recommend trying the other four before trying this one or any of the others. They occasionally work, but they're usually buggy, laggy, and have bad game support. We only mention them because it's important to note how far the quality dips after the other PSP emulators on this list.
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RetroArch

Price: Free
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RetroArch is one of the more unique PSP emulators. It can actually emulate a ton of different gaming systems. RetroArch uses the Libretro system. It essentially runs plugins that act as emulators. Thus, RetroArch can do anything from SNES to PSP as long as you have the required plugin. The emulator seems to work okay, but like most there are compatibility problems here and there. There is also a learning curve since the system is rather complex. Even so, it's a good one to try out and it's completely free and open source.
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