After Nintendo’s classic mini consoles dropped, it wasn’t long before the modding and emulation communities had their way with the devices. Now, it’s pretty trivial to run respective ROM files on them. Sure enough, people have been tinkering away with the PlayStation Classic, a similar but much less well-received device. While it isn’t perfect yet, it is now possible to run PSP games on the device.
The software comes from a team of folks called “ModMyClassic,” which combines RetroArch with the PPSSPP emulator. YouTuber Patton Plays released a video showing off the software and how to install it onto a PlayStation Classic. Of course, distributing ROM files is a big no-no, so that part gets left out. Some games, such as Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, don’t perform so well, but others, like Mega Man: Powered Up, work great.
The PlayStation Classic isn’t an ideal hardware situation for this level of emulation, but it’s awesome to see it being worked on and executed.