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December 2, 2009 // 10:44 am - Update: The resident PS3 Devs have confirmed this rumor, as evidenced in THIS post by DrEmmettBrown.

According to French site (linked above), Sony is working on a secret project... specifically, an emulator that will allow PSP games to be played on the PS3 system.

This is just a rumor for the time being, however, according to their source retail PlayStation Portable UMD titles, those available on the PlayStation Store and even new PSP Minis may see the light of day on the PlayStation 3 in the future.

To quote, roughly translated: "Playing with PSP games on the PS3 seems a project that Sony is preparing in secret. Here's the surprising news that we have gleaned and could make love dematerialization games.

The "ONLY COMPATIBLE with the PSP"... may disappear.

This should be made possible through an emulator in the PSP and PS3 through the dematerialization of games that are now sold on the PlayStation Store and is a UMD in stores. This would also be interesting for all games in the category Minis.

The minis soon on PS3 without additional programming from the devs. This information has been provided by a knowledgeable person and we will pass calmly as we have seen evidence that convinced us.

Unfortunately we are unable to upload the "evidence" but the future will show whether we were right.

Of course, the date of implementation of this emulator is still unknown and a traditional wait and wee is therefore essential."

Rumor: Sony is Working on Emulator for PSP Games on the PS3

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#26 - PS4 News - December 7, 2009 // 5:02 am
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Correct indeed, and on that I'm going to close this for now as there is no point in rehashing the same thing over for another 3 pages.

#25 - powerrizer - December 7, 2009 // 4:59 am
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Why would sony put that folder in a firmware that doesn't have a psp emulator? If they were planning wouldn't they leave it out?

#24 - YzMENTALzY - December 6, 2009 // 5:16 am
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I don't think its true tho think of it this way sony already have many games from psp upscaled to ps3 such as tekken and crash bandicoot, even though its a ps1 game.. but hey and they can just do that rather than wasting time on a emulator they can use that time and give us a better update rather than adding crap like facebook etc.

#23 - Rad3on - December 5, 2009 // 4:30 pm
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If this rumor is a real thing, than sony is making a silly decision. IMHO, i don't think that it's a great idea (because psp sales will go down).

#22 - Wonderkik - December 5, 2009 // 3:32 am
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Quote Originally Posted by PS3 News View Post
I hope so if it's true... otherwise it may end up looking something like this:

Hehe yeah I remember that thing back in the early Psp days ^^. I wanted to buy one back then, but as soon as I had the actual stuff in front of me, I just couldn't imagine playing it without laughing (and maybe some sweat, as I recall it was quite heavy ^^).

Still, I kinda like those "they-belong-to-a-museum freak hardware pieces"

#21 - PSPSwampy - December 5, 2009 // 12:27 am
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Never mind PSP (although that would be cool too)...
Isn't it about time the PS1 & PS2 BC came out via firmware update anyway?!

I know loads of people who put off buying a ps3, initially because it was too expensive, then because it couldn't play their back catelog of games!

(Before anyone posts - yes they could have bought an early BC model like me, but like i said they were too expensive etc!)

Anyway - seems things are finally lookig up what with the more agressive advertising (damn XBOX game ads pss me off - available on Xbox -yeah but also on PS3 damnit!). And hopefully this too.

Just my thoughts on the subject - doubt anyone cares, but hey tough you've read em now!


#20 - PS4 News - December 3, 2009 // 2:08 pm
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Thanks for the pics DrEmmettBrown and +Rep... I have updated the first post of the thread as well.

#19 - DrEmmettBrown - December 3, 2009 // 1:24 pm
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This discovery was made some days ago by few resident devs here and was kept private but like seems to leak it first hehe, we'll share that with everyone

Flash contents of Debug Firmware 3.01 :

Flash contents of Debug Firmware 3.10 :

#18 - xMugenx - December 3, 2009 // 11:51 am
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Great news, theres a few titles of the psp that i always wanted to play.. (i dont have $$ for a psp yet... damn)

#17 - PS4 News - December 3, 2009 // 7:45 am
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Quote Originally Posted by OGroteKoning View Post
I can't wat for this "rumour" to become "fact."

It already has, read a few posts above... the evidence was found in Sony's 3.10 Debug Firmware by the Devs. Of course like the PS3 Slim, Sony won't admit this until it fits into their agenda to do so.