Something magical happens when you put a Raspberry Pi Into A PSP. In this episode we take a look at the PSPi 6 project from othermod. A really cool mod that turns the PSP into a beautiful emulation handheld.
The Sony PSP, short for PlayStation Portable, was a handheld gaming console released by Sony Computer Entertainment in 2004. It marked a significant advancement in portable gaming technology, offering a level of graphics and gameplay previously unseen in handheld devices. The PSP featured a 4.3-inch LCD screen with impressive color reproduction and resolution, providing a high-quality gaming experience on the go. It also boasted a wide range of multimedia capabilities, allowing users to not only play games but also watch movies, listen to music, view photos, and browse the internet. The PSP utilized a proprietary optical disc format called Universal Media Disc (UMD) for games and movies, but it also supported digital downloads and offered a Memory Stick Duo slot for expandable storage.
One of the key strengths of the PSP was its robust library of games, which encompassed a diverse range of genres from action-adventure to RPGs, and featured popular titles like “God of War: Chains of Olympus,” “Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions,” and “Monster Hunter Freedom.” The device also introduced features like local ad-hoc multiplayer, enabling players to connect with one another wirelessly for multiplayer gaming experiences. Despite facing competition from Nintendo’s DS, the PSP enjoyed a loyal fan base and contributed to the growth of the handheld gaming market. Its sleek design, powerful hardware, and versatile multimedia capabilities made it a standout device in the portable gaming landscape, leaving a lasting legacy in the gaming industry.