The ‘Play Station Portable’, better known as the ‘PSP’, is one of the most useful and effective portable gaming consoles available on the market. The PSP uses a media disk or UMD for its game operations. You need to buy a UMD game to play that game.
PSP games can also be loaded onto the memory sticks available on the console itself. These games can be downloaded from the internet. It might be a little difficult to find the right link though. But it’s not impossible!
Before downloading PSP games, you need to know the following points:
1. PSP firmware
Just as Windows is the operating system for your PC, in the same way the PSP firmware acts as the operating system for the PSP. All PSP software and hardware functions are controlled by firmware. It consists of different batches where each one of them is different. Some of the PSP firmware versions available are 1.00 and 1.50. To find out your PSP version, go to ‘system settings’, select ‘system information’ and finally click on ‘system software options’. This will tell you the correct device version.
2. PSP emulator
Several PSP software emulators are available on the internet. This helps you to allow playing old console games. Some examples include Game Boy, Sega genesis, Nintendo, Super Nintendo, etc.
You may have heard some arguments about the legality of the emulator. So, unless you’re selling or distributing the emulator, there’s no cause for concern.
Some games are “homebrew” ie they are created by amateurs who are involved in how the games are made. These games are not characterized by quality and thus can be ignored.
3. PSP Download Site
There are a number of websites that give you free games to play on the internet itself. Also a site for PSP game downloads is available on the web. Some are legal and some maybe not. So it is advisable to keep a check on websites that may violate copyright laws. Downloading games from these websites is simply not feasible. While there are some websites that are legal and help you download unlimited games, provided you join them as a member by giving them a nominal membership fee. So it is highly recommended to go for a website that is legal. These sites are not only safer for download operations but also provide you with better support and speed. Thus, downloading games, movies, songs for your PSP becomes much easier.