PlayStation Vita emulators
THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO EMULATORS FOR THIS CONSOLE THAT CAN RUN COMMERCIAL GAMES PLAYABLY YET.
|Name||Operating System(s)||Latest Version||Active|
|Vita3K||Windows, macOS, Linux||Git||✓|
- Can already run some homebrew titles, though no commercial games run yet. The emulator uses Vita dumps in the .vpk file format.
The RPCS3 developers once considered adding Vita emulation support, going as far as displaying a simple 'Hello world' and a basic atomic test sample. However, Vita development was completely halted since then and focused exclusively on PS3 emulation down to the website's branding. A Patreon post admitting as much asked users whether they are still interested at all in Vita emulation. Significant further developments on Vita coming from RPCS3 aren't very likely considering the general lack of developer interest, and those who are (like frangarcj) went on to join Vita3K. The RPCS3 project has since removed Vita support from the codebase.
- PS Vita emulation progress. emunewz (2014-11-02)
- Remove Vita emulation (Nekotekina). GitHub (2018-02-09)