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

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260w ago - Update: The resident PS3 Devs have confirmed this rumor, as evidenced in THIS post by DrEmmettBrown.

According to French site PS3Gen.fr (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."

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#26 - PS3 News - 260w ago
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.

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#25 - powerrizer - 260w ago
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?

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#24 - YzMENTALzY - 260w ago
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.

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#23 - Rad3on - 260w ago
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).

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#22 - Wonderkik - 260w ago
Quote Originally Posted by PS3 News View Post
I hope so if it's true... otherwise it may end up looking something like this: [Register or Login to view links]

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"

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