PSP Game Downloads

Friday, September 29, 2006

Three Facts On How You Can Find And Use A PSP Downloadable Game

The PSP is a great gaming device, that can allow you to download and play games, music, movies, and so much more. However if you are a new owner of a PSP console, searching and finding new games for you to use on your games console, can be confusing.
Well, here are three facts about finding a PSP downloadable game. Read them before you do anything else!


Before you can begin searching for and downloading you favorite PSP games, you need to first check your PSP to find out what version of firmware it currently has. Essentially, firmware is the operating system that runs your PSP.

Right now, the only PSP firmware versions that you can download a game onto are versions 1.0 and 1.50. This is because, in order for you to download a PSP game, you need to be able to run an emulator on your PSP (currently the firmware versions of 1.51 and 1.52, won't allow you to run an emulator on your PSP).

You can quickly check the firmware version on your PSP console, simply by scrolling left on the PSP's main screen and selecting the SETTINGS button. You then scroll down to SYSTEMS SETTINGS and select it. Then scroll down to and select SYSTEM INFORMATION. Now under, SYSTEM SOFTWARE, it will have your PSP's firmware version number.


You need to find and download software onto your PSP that will allow you to transfer games onto it. This software is commonly referred to as an emulator or 'homebrews'.
Now there are certain legal issues surrounding emulators, that should be cleared up here.
An emulator is simply piece of software that causes your PSP to act as though it were a different games console machine. Currently there are many emulators available for the PSP, such as a Super Nintendo emulator, Game Boy emulator, Sega Genesis emulator, etc.

These emulators will allow you to play respective games on your PSP. Although downloading and installing an emulator isn't illegal, the games you use on your emulator may be. There are many online PSP download websites that are illegally sharing games. You need to be vigilant against these types of unscrupulous websites.


Essentially, when trying to find games for their PSP, most people will search for and use an online legal PSP downloads website. You could go to smaller independent websites, but they tend to have illegal copies of games on offer.

The main question you need to ask yourself before downloading a PSP game from any website is what kind of customer service do they offer?

Nearly all of the illegal or fly-by-night PSP downloading services, will have next to no customer service. So a website that offers full customer support will be able to fully answer your queries about the downloads they have on offer through their website.

About The Author

Allen Stevens is a part-time games tester and PSP game enthusiast. Are You Looking For PSP Game Reviews, Game Cheats, Or A Good PSP Emulator?
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