Playing a game for the PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) system on your system

You can download and play games for the PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) system (PSP™Game software) on your system.
PSP™Game software can be downloaded from (PS Store), or can be also downloaded from (PlayStation®Store) onto a PS3™ system and copied to your system. For details on downloading or copying, see "Playing a game downloaded from PlayStation®Store" and "Playing a game downloaded using a PS3™ system and copied to your system".

  • Some PSP™Game software titles are not compatible with your system.
  • Some games cannot be copied from the PS3™ system to your system, or cannot be downloaded using your system.

Playing PSP™Game software

The basic operations are the same as those for a game on a PlayStation®Vita card. For details, see "Playing a game on a PlayStation®Vita card".

Saved data for PSP™Game software

The saved data for PSP™Game software is saved on the memory card*.

For a PCH-1000 series system, you must have a memory card for the PS Vita system inserted.
  • Saved data for PSP™Game software is managed separately from the application data (game data).
  • You can use (Content Manager) to copy or back up saved data onto a PS3™ system or computer.
  • If a game is supported by multiple systems, you can copy and play existing saved data for that game from a PS3™ system or PSP™ system. For details, see "Copying and playing saved data on multiple systems".

Adjusting PSP™Game software settings

While PSP™Game software is running, press and hold the PS button to display the quick menu, and then select [Settings].

Bilinear Filtering

Bilinear filtering is a function that smoothes the roughness of the graphics. Because the screen resolution for PSP™Game software is suited for the PSP™ system screen, graphics can appear rough when they are displayed on your PS Vita system, which supports some HD (high definition) formats. Enable bilinear filtering to enjoy smoother graphics.

With some games, the effects of bilinear filtering might be hard to see, and the graphics might be rough even when bilinear filtering is enabled. In this case, disable bilinear filtering.

Right Stick

You can assign PSP™ system functions, such as the analog pad and the functions of directional buttons, to the right stick.


You can specify whether your system uses the front camera or the rear camera.

Color Space (PSP™ System) (PCH-1000 series only)

The screen of a PCH-1000 series system uses organic EL technology, so its color space differs from the color space of the PSP™ system, which uses a liquid crystal screen. Enabling this function makes the color space of your system more like that of a liquid crystal screen, so you can enjoy more original color.

With some games, the effect of this function might be hard to see even when this function is enabled, and the colors might not be to your liking. In this case, disable this function.

Assigning the Touchscreen

You can assign the directional buttons and other buttons of the PSP™ system to the four corners of the screen.

Deleting PSP™Game stored content

You can delete content such as songs or images that were created during gameplay. On your system, all content created in each game is saved on the memory card* as PSP™Game data. Enable this feature to delete all the saved content when you start any PSP™Game.

For a PCH-1000 series system, you must have a memory card for the PS Vita system inserted.

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