PPSSPP was initially developed by Henrik Rydgård in November 2012; nevertheless, iOS builds are primarily managed by talented designer, Karen Tsai (aka @angelxwind) and a big group of contributors that send problem reports and fixes. Numerous versions of PPSSPP can be played on numerous gadgets such as Android, Windows, Mac, Linux and Blackberry 10. The iOS variation can be found on both Jailbreak and non-Jailbreak gadgets.

PPSSPP is constructed to use JIT decompilers (dynarecs) which can only be accessed on a jailbroken device due to the codesigining requirement. Therefore, most games will run very sluggish on non-jailbroken gadgets; however, there are a couple of older PSP video games that will run simply great and up to speed depending upon your iOS gadget.

PPSSPP supports all versions of iPad, iPhone, iPod touch running iOS 5 and above; this consists of iPhone 5 and other retina-enabled gadgets. The emulator does not need bios to play, PPSSPP is – in lots of ways – a “HLE” emulator. PPSSPP needs ROM images, specifically.ISO or.CSO files, to play. No ROMs are included in this copy of the emulator. If you own any video games, add them through iTunes Sharing or other programs like ‘iExplorer.’ Remember these files are incredibly big, sometimes taking several gigs in size.

PPSSPP is the very best and just PSP emulator for iOS written in C++. It is capable of running a great deal of original video games however, depending upon the power of your device, not all might run at full speed due to restrictions on non-jailbroken gadgets.

PSP is a hallmark of Sony, Inc.


  • Graphic Settings
  • CLUT texturing
  • Improved ISO file system
  • Better savedata compatibility
  • PMP video format support
  • Improved emulation of the vrot CPU
  • Multiple UI Language Support
  • Customizable on-screen controls
  • Audio Adjust
  • Fast Forward
  • Cheats
  • Save and Load States
  • Full iPad Support

Known Issues:

  • May not run at full-speed on non-jailbroken devices
  • Star Ocean bug
  • May crash on older, less powerful devices