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PlayStation Vita
Vita.png
Developer Sony
Type Handheld game console
Generation Eighth generation
Release date 2011
Discontinued 2019
Predecessor PlayStation Portable
Emulated ~
For software that emulates the PS Vita, see PlayStation Vita emulators.

If you have a PSVita/PSTV on firmware version 3.65 to 3.74, you can turn it into a decent emulation device by installing the HENkaku homebrew enabler. You can obtain it on the HENlo website, which doubles as a guide and an actual homebrew enabler. After it's installed, you can also use tools such as Vita Homebrew Browser to install homebrew directly on your PS Vita/PSTV.

Emulators via Adrenaline[edit]

Adrenaline is a software that modifies the official PSP Emulator using taiHEN CFW framework to make it run a PSP 6.61 custom firmware. Thanks to the power of taiHEN, Adrenaline can inject custom code into the IPL which allows unsigned code to run at boottime. You can use PSP Homebrew Browser to install homebrew to run through Adrenaline.

PSP-EMULATORS-INSTALLER (part of Adrenaline)[edit]

Version git FLOSS ✓ Recommended
Supported Emulators
  • ColEm PSP = ColecoVision
  • CPS1PSP = CPS1
  • DaedalusX64 = Nintendo 64
  • EmuoDD = Magnavox Odyssey
  • Fuse = ZX Spectrum 48K
  • Handy = Atari Lynx
  • MasterBoy = MasterSystem/GameGear/GB/GBC
  • MVSPSP = NeoGeo MVS
  • PicoDrive = MegaDrive/MasterSystem/GameGear/Genesis/CD/32X
  • PSP7800 = Atari7800
  • Atari800 PSP = Atari800/800XL/130XE
  • PSPAtari = Atari800/800XL/130XE
  • PSPCap32 = Amstrad CPC/CPC464
  • PSPHuGo = PCE/PCECD/SGfx
  • PSPInt = IntelliVision
  • PSPThom = Thompson TO7
  • PSPVE = Vectrex
  • RACE! PSP = Neo Geo Pocket/Color
  • SNES9xTYLcm_mod = SNES
  • SMSPSP = MasterSystem/GameGear
  • VICE PSP = C64

PSVita-EMULATORS-INSTALLER[edit]

Version git FLOSS ✓ Recommended

Emulators on PS Vita[edit]

Multi-system[edit]

RetroArch[edit]

Stable

Nightly

GitHub

BIOS : Download

Available cores
Core Game/System Working? Notes
2048 2048
blueMSX MSX/SVI/ColecoVision/SG-1000
DeSmuME Nintendo DS Doesn't load
DOSBox 286 and 386 Virtual keyboard required
EightyOne (81) Sinclair ZX 81
FinalBurn Alpha (2012) Arcade
  • Uses FBA v0.2.97.30 ROM sets
  • Main core (fbalpha2012_libretro) does not work, but platform-specific cores run at full speed
FinalBurn Neo
FCEUmm NES
fMSX MSX
FUSE ZX Spectrum ? Loading more than one ROM in a single session will crash RetroArch
Gambatte Game Boy/Color
Gearsystem Sega systems (SMS/GG/SG-1000) ? Use Genesis Plus GX or Picodrive instead
Genesis Plus GX Sega systems (SMS/GG/GEN/SCD/SG-1000) Redbook audio hangs when suspending or pausing RetroArch
gpSP Game Boy Advance ~50-60 FPS with dynarec
Handy Atari Lynx
MAME (2000) Arcade
  • Uses MAME 0.37b5 ROM sets
  • Up to 60 FPS depending on game
MAME (2003)
  • Uses MAME 0.78 ROM sets
  • 30 FPS or less, FBN is recommended instead
MAME (2003Plus)
  • Uses MAME 0.78 ROM sets
  • 30 FPS or less, FBN is recommended instead
Mednafen Neo Geo Pocket/Color ? Loading more than one ROM in a single session will crash RetroArch
PC Engine
Virtual Boy ~25-30 FPS
WonderSwan/Color Full speed on WS games, ~45-60 FPS on WSC games
Nestopia UE NES ~ ~55-60 FPS, use FCEUmm instead
NXEngine Cave Story
PCSX-ReARMed PlayStation ~50-60 FPS at standard resolution
PicoDrive Sega systems (SMS/GG/GEN/SCD/32X/Pico) 2D games run full speed, 3D games run about 30 FPS or less
PokeMini Pokemon Mini
PrBoom Doom
ProSystem Atari 7800
QuickNES NES
RACE Neo Geo Pocket/Color ~ Least accurate but fastest NGP/C core, Use Mednafen (Beetle NeoPop) instead
Snes9x 2002 (PocketSNES) Super Nintendo Least accurate but fastest SNES core
Snes9x 2005 (CATSFC) ~55-60 FPS on standard games, ~50 FPS on Super FX games
Snes9x 2005+ (CATSFC Plus) Same as Snes9x 2005 but with better sound, at the cost of a few FPS
Snes9x 2010 (Snes9x Next) Most accurate but slowest SNES core (~40 FPS)
Stella Atari 2600 ? Use Stella 2014 instead
Stella 2014 Atari 2600
TGB Dual Game Boy/Color
TyrQuake Quake ~ ~40-50 FPS, use vitaQuake instead
VBA-Next Game Boy Advance Barely runs full speed.
vecx Vectrex
VICE x128 Commodore 128
VICE x64 (fast) Commodore 64
VICE x64sc (accurate)
VICE xpet Commodore PET
VICE xplus4 Commodore Plus4
VICE xvic Commodore VIC20
Yabause Sega Saturn ~ Technically works but is unstably slow

x86 CPUs[edit]

Name Latest Version 8086*¹ 286 386*² 486*³ Pentium*⁴ Pentium II*⁵ Celeron*⁶ Pentium III*⁷ Pentium 4*⁸ FLOSS Active Recommended
UniPCemu itch.io ?

*¹8086 emulation includes the 8088 CPU. *²386 emulation includes the SX and SL. *³486 emulation includes variants. *⁴Pentium emulation includes variants. *⁵Pentium II emulation includes variants. *⁶Celeron emulation includes variants. *⁷Pentium III emulation includes variants. *⁸Pentium 4 emulation includes variants.

Stream[edit]

PC[edit]

Name Version FLOSS Active Recommended
Moonlight HD 0.9.1 ~

Arcade Systems[edit]

Arcade[edit]

Name Version FLOSS CPS1/2/3 MVS/AES NeoCD Other Active Recommended
pFBA git
git (Mod)
1.57

Nintendo[edit]

Game Boy Advance[edit]

Name Version FLOSS Active Recommended
mGBA VitaDB ~*
UO gpSP Kai (UO gpSP改) (Adrenaline) 3.4 test 4 build 230
TempGBA4PSP-mod (Adrenaline) git ~

* GBA is slow (~40-50 FPS depending on the game) but highly compatible.

Game Boy / Color[edit]

Name Version FLOSS Active Recommended
mGBA 0.10.3VitaDB
PlutoBoy git ~
RealBoy-Vita git1.2 ~

NES[edit]

Name Version FLOSS SuperFX Active Recommended
pNES git 4.3
NES4Vita 1.0

SNES[edit]

Name Version FLOSS SuperFX Active Recommended
CATSFC-libretro-vita gitMod ✓** ✓*
pSNES git VitaDB ✓** ✓*
Snes9xVITA git1.1 ✓** ~

* Retroarch has better SNES emulation
** SuperFX emulation isn't running at full speed

Nintendo DS[edit]

Name Download FLOSS Active Recommended
NooDS git ~ (WIP)
DeSmuME-Vita (MasterFeizz) git0.2 ✗*
DeSmuME-Vita (xerpi) 0.1git** ?
MelonDS Vita git

* No dynamic recompiler, runs very slow
** No official binary available, but an unofficial one can be found here.

Nintendo 64[edit]

Name Download FLOSS Active Recommended
DaedalusX64-vitaGL 0.6 nightly git ~ ✓*
DaedalusX64 (Adrenaline) git ✗**

* WIP, Some stutters, See here for compatibilty.
** Needs to run through Adrenaline, Some stutters, Average compatibilty

Sega[edit]

Genesis / MasterSystem[edit]

Name Version FLOSS GEN CD SMS GG Active Recommended
Genesis Plus GX git1.7.5 RC
pGEN 6.6
SMSplusVITA git1.3.1

Dreamcast[edit]

Name Download FLOSS Active Recommended
flyCast-Vita 1.1 ~

Sony[edit]

PlayStation[edit]

Name Version FLOSS Active BIN/CUE ISO PSX2PSP Multi-Disc Games Recommended
Adrenaline git VitaDB
PCSX-ReARMed 02-10-2016 Nightly libretro ~

PlayStation Portable[edit]

Name Version FLOSS Active Recommended
Adrenaline git v7

Other[edit]

Android[edit]

Name Version FLOSS Active Recommended Notes
YoYo Loader Vita Nightly For Android games made with GameMaker Studio, compatibility list

Atari Lynx[edit]

Name Version FLOSS Active Recommended
Handy Vita git1.4 ~

Neo Geo Pocket / Color[edit]

Name Version FLOSS Active Recommended
NeoPop Vita git0.71.15 ~

Chip8 / SChip8[edit]

Name Version FLOSS Active Recommended
MicroChip8 1.0 ~
Vita-8 git

Commodore 64[edit]

Name Version FLOSS Active Recommended
VICEVita git1.2 ~

Amiga 500 / 1200[edit]

Name Version FLOSS Active Recommended
UAE4All2 git2.00 ~

ZX Spectrum[edit]

Name Version FLOSS Active Recommended
ZXVita 1.2.0 ~

Classic Mac OS[edit]

Name Version FLOSS Active Recommended
Basilisk ll git0.33h ~

Pico-8[edit]

Name Version FLOSS Active Recommended
FAKE-08 git 0.0.2.13 ~

Game engine recreations and source ports (...)[edit]

Game engines[edit]

OpenBOR[edit]

Name Version FLOSS Active Recommended
OpenBOR git1.2 ~

ScummVM[edit]

Name Version Active Accuracy Recommended
ScummVM 2.8.1 Mid

Visual novel engines[edit]

Name Version FLOSS Active Recommended
Kirikiri Vita (吉里吉里) 1.0.3 ~ ~
ONScripter-jh-PSVita 0.5.1.1 ~ ~
ONScripter-Vita 1.0 ? ? ?
March22 (LLP) 1.0 ~ ~
Ren’Py (恋’Py) Git ? ~

Recreations and source ports[edit]

This table is incomplete. For more games ported to PS Vita that are not yet listed here, see VitaDB and filter category by Game Ports.
Name Latest Version FLOSS Active Trophies Vita3K[4] Recommended PSTV Supported game(s) / Recreation based on
zzAction
Space Cadet Pinball Vita 1.1.1-VB2
git
? ? 3D Pinball for Windows – Space Cadet (PC)
Trogdor: Reburninated 2.2
git
? ? Trogdor (recreated)
zzAction-Adventure
GTA: CTW Vita 1.2
git
? ? Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (Android)
OpenLara git ? * ? Tomb Raider (PC)
Ship of Harkinian Vita git
instructions
? [n 1] ? The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (any PAL version)
Tomb Raider 1 & 2 Classic Collection 1.2
git
? ? Tomb Raider 1 Classic (Android)
Tomb Raider 2 Classic (Android)
Zelda3 Vita 1.1
git
? ? ? The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES)
Zelda3T 1.3.1
git
* ~ ? Zelda: Time to Triumph
ZeldaOLB 1.5
git
~ ? Zelda: Oni Link Begins
Zelda Picross Vita 1.1
git
? ? Zelda Picross
ZeldaNSQ 1.1.1
git
* ~ ? Zelda: Navi's Quest
ZeldaROTH 1.3
git
* ~ ? Zelda: Return of the Hylian
zzAdventure
McPixel 3 Vita 1.1.1
git
? ? ? McPixel 3 (Android)
Night in the Woods 0.5
git
? ? ° ? Night in the Woods (PC)
zzFighting
SoulCalibur Vita 1.0
git
~ ? ? SoulCalibur (Android)
zzFPS*
jfsw-vita 1.2
git
? ? Shadow Warrior (Classic Redux/Collection) (any PC version)
Modern Combat 3 Vita 1.0
git
? ? Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation (Android)
Nazi Zombies: Portable nightly*
git
~[n 2] ? ? A demake recreation of Call of Duty's Zombies game mode
vitaWolfen 1.7
git
~ ~ ? Wolfenstein 3D + Spear of Destiny (PC)
vitaRTCW 0.6
git
~ ? ~* ? Return to Castle Wolfenstein (PC)
vitaXash3D 4 fix
git
~* ? Half-Life (PC)
vitaVoyager
vitaVoyager-libretro
0.9
git
libretro core
? ? ? Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force (PC)
zzHorror
Five Nights at Freddy's 1.0 ? * ? Five Nights at Freddy's (recreated)
Five Nights at Freddy's 2 Lite 0.3.5
GameJolt
? ? ? Five Nights at Freddy's 2 (recreated)
Five Nights at Freddy's 4 Lite 0.1.0
GameJolt
? ? ? Five Nights at Freddy's 2 (recreated)
FNaF: Allstars git ~ ? ~* ? Five Nights at Freddy's 1–4 (recreated)
Granny PSV 1.2.0
git
? * ? Granny (PC)
Keep In Mind Remastered 1.0
git
? ? Keep in Mind: Remastered (PC)
Slender - The Eight Pages 1.0 ? ? Slender: The Eight Pages (PC)
Slenderman Returns 7
git
? ? Slenderman Returns
zzMetroidvania
Cave Story Vita 1.0.2 ? ~ (W.I.P.)* ? Cave Story (PC)
Hollow Knight Vita 0.79
git
? ? ° ? Hollow Knight (PC)
NXEngine-evo git ? ? ? Cave Story (PC)
Swordigo Vita 1.0
git
~ ? ? Swordigo (Android)
zzPlatform
ccleste-vita 1.0
git
~ ? ? Celeste Classic (PICO-8)
Cuphead Vita (PatnosDD) 1.12
git
? ? Cuphead (PC)
Cuphead Vita (VitaDev) 1.0.1 ? * ? Cuphead (demo)
Geometry Dash Vita 1.02
git
~ ? ? Geometry Dash (Android)
I Wanna Reach the Unity 1.0
git
? ? I Wanna Reach the Unity* (PC)
MightyNo9 Demo
itch.io
? ~ (W.I.P.) ? Mighty No. 9 (demo recreation)
Prince Of Persia (cpasjuste) 1.12
git
? ? Prince of Persia (DOS)
RigelEngine Vita 1.12
git
? ? Duke Nukem II (DOS)
SDL Prince of Persia Vita 1.7
git
~ ? Prince of Persia (DOS)
TheXTech 1.3.6 beta VB3
git
? ? Super Mario Bros. X
Sonic 1 (Xeeynamo) 1.1.0
git
? ? Sonic the Hedgehog Classic (Android or iOS)
Sonic 1 (SonicMastr) 1.1.0
git
? ? ?
Sonic 2 (Xeeynamo) 1.1.0
git
? ? Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Classic (Android or iOS)
Sonic 2 (SonicMastr) 1.1.0
git
? ? ?
Sonic 3 A.I.R. beta-2
git
? ? Sonic 3 & Knuckles (Mega Drive)
Sonic CD 2
git
? ? Sonic CD (Steam) or Sonic CD Classic (Android)
Sonic Mania Vita 1.1
git
~ ~* ? Sonic Mania (Plus) (any version)
Sonic SMS Remake 1.9.2
website
~ ? ? Sonic the Hedgehog (Master System) recreation
Sonic SMS Remake 2 2.9.2
website
~ ? ? Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Master System) recreation
Sonic SMS Remake 3: Timelines 1.0
website
~ ? ? Sonic Chaos & Sonic Triple Trouble (Master System) mixed recreation
Sonic Time Twisted 1.1.2.1
git
? ? Sonic Time Twisted
Super Mario 64 Port git ? ? Super Mario 64 (Nintendo 64)
Super Mario BOOM 1.0
git
? ? Super Mario Boom
SuperMarioWar 1.1
git
? ? Super Mario War
uMario 1.2.7
GameJolt
git
? ? Super Mario Bros. (NES)
zzPuzzle
2048-Vita 1.0 ? 2048
Helltaker 1.1.0
git
? ? Helltaker
libretro-2048 nightly
stable
git
~ ? 2048
World of Goo Vita 1.2.1
git
? ? World of Goo* (Android)
zzRacing
Cannonball 1.05
git
? Outrun
Crazy Taxi Vita 1.2
git
? ? Crazy Taxi Classic (Android)
Jet Car Stunt 2 Vita 1.0
git
~ ? ? Jet Car Stunt 2 (Android)
zzRPG
DevilutionX 1.5.1
git
? ? Diablo + Hellfire (PC)
Doom RPG 1.0.0
git
? ? Doom RPG (J2ME)
Fallout CE 1.1.0-vita.3
git
~ ? ? Fallout
Fallout 2 CE 1.3.0-vita.7
git
? ? Fallout 2
FF3-Vita 1.1
git
? [n 3] ? Final Fantasy III (3D Remake) (Android)
FF4-Vita 1.3.1
git
~ ? ? Final Fantasy IV (3D Remake) (Android)
FF4AY-Vita 1.0.1
git
~ ? ? Final Fantasy IV: The After Years (Android)
FF5-Vita 1.0
git
? ? Final Fantasy V (Android)
FFD-Vita 1.2
git
? ? Final Fantasy Dimensions
zzRTS
fheroes2-vita 1.0.11
git
? Heroes of Might and Magic II (PC)
homm3hd-vita 1.2.3
git
? ? Heroes of Might and Magic III - HD Edition (Android)
VanillaRA 1.0-r914
git
~ ? ? Command & Conquer: Red Alert (PC)
VanillaTD 1.0-r914
git
~ ? ? Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn (PC)
Wargus 3.3.2-vita.3
git
? ~* ? Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness + Beyond the Dark Portal
Warcraft: Orcs & Humans
zzSandbox
Bully Vita 1.0
git
? ? Bully: Anniversary Edition (Android)
GTA: SA Vita 2.1
git
GTA Trilogy
? ? Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Android)
re3-vita 1.4
GTA Trilogy
[n 4] ? Grand Theft Auto III (PC)
reVC-vita 1.1
GTA Trilogy
[n 4] ? Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (PC)
zzShoot 'em up
EnbornX Vita 1.0
git
~ ? ? EnbornX (Android)
OpenFodder Vita git ~[5] ? ? Cannon Fodder (Amiga, Amiga CD32, DOS CD, or demos)
Cannon Fodder 2 (Amiga or DOS CD)
Not A Hero Vita 1.0.1
git
? ? Not a Hero (Android)
zzSimulation
OpenTTD 0.3
git
[6] ? ? Transport Tycoon Deluxe
RCT Classic Vita 1.0
git
~ ? ~* ? RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic (Android)
zzTBS
OpenXcom 1.0-vita.6
git
~ ? ? UFO: Enemy Unknown (X-COM: UFO Defense) (PC)
X-COM: Terror From the Deep (PC)
OpenXcom Extended 7.10-vita.1
git
~ ? ? UFO: Enemy Unknown (X-COM: UFO Defense) (PC)
X-COM: Terror From the Deep (PC)
zzTPS
Max Payne 1.5.1
git
? ? Max Payne (Android)
zzVisual Novel
Coffee Talk 1.35
git
? ? Coffee Talk (PC)
Contract Demon Vita git ? ? ? ? ? Contract Demon
DDLC-LOVE 1.2.2
git
? ? * ? Doki Doki Literature Club! (PC)
Doki Doki Literature Club Vita 1.0.1
git
? ? ? Doki Doki Literature Club! (PC)
Katawa Shoujo r7 01.07
1.3.3
~ ? Katawa Shoujo (PC)
  1. No releases are available for the unofficial Vita port of Ship of Harkinian (The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time port). Users can build a VPK by following these building instructions, however, Ship of Harkinian does not perform great and Ocarina of Time performs better in DaedalusX64.[1] Video demonstrations on how Ship of Harkinian performs on Android: Teaser video. First time in-game video preview. Daedalus X64 (OoT US v1.2) vs Ship of Harkinian Vita video comparison.
  2. Nazi Zombies: Portable has built-in achievements. Additional achievements are still planned/work-in-progress and when all planned achievements are finished, trophy versions will also be implimented.[2]
  3. The PS Vita can also play the PSP version of Final Fantasy III (3D Remake) via Adrenaline. PSP version (released after the Android version) can change between the Famicom and the improved 3D Remake soundtrack. The Android-to-Vita port has both gamepad and touchscreen controls, has high-resolution textures, and graphics are also adjustable (internal resolution, anti-alias levels, bilinear filter, PostFX effects), but the PSP version's graphics can be improved with GePatch for Adrenaline v7.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Take Two sued the original source port creators of the Grand Theft Auto ports ReVC and Re3 in September 2001 and issued DMCA takedowns on forks.[3]

Doom[edit]

Name Version FLOSS Doom Heretic/Hexen Chex ZDoom Compatibility Multiplayer Recommended
PRBoom+ 1.2
VitaDoom 1.1 ?
Chocolate Doom 3.1
PRBoom (RetroArch) 2.5.0 ~* ~
Odamex git ~ (ZDoom 1.22) ~**

* Chex Quest is very glitchy
** Very WIP, sound is not working, multiplayer is disabled.

Quake[edit]

Name CD Audio Support Multiplayer Texture Pack Support Recommended
zzQuake
Quakespasm-Spiked
vitaQuake
TyrQuake (RetroArch)
zzQuake II
Name CD Audio Support Multiplayer Texture Pack Support Recommended
vitaQuakeII ~
zzQuake III
vitaQuakeIII ~

Duke Nukem 3D[edit]

Name Music Recommended
EDuke32 Vita ~*
jfduke3d-vita ? ?

* Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition is also available for PS Vita.

Hexen II[edit]

Name CD Audio Support Texture Pack Support Recommended
vitaHexenII ?

See also[edit]

External links[edit]