What are the best PlayStation emulators for Android?

There has been a surge of interest for retro consoles as evident by the release of so-called "classic consoles" in the market. If you prefer something more mobile, here are of best PlayStation emulators for Android that you could check out.

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    #1RetroArch

    RetroArch

    RetroArch is a free emulator that makes use of a powerful development interface called Libretro to make it compatible with PlayStation, Game Boy, SNES, and Nintendo DS. It's a good choice for those looking for PlayStation emulators for their Android device.

    Apps

    Android, Windows, Mac, iOS

    Free

    Albert Mason
    Written on June 18, 2019
    "Navigating through the menus could be a bit better but it works and runs fine on my phone. You have to play around with the settings to get just right but it's worth it. This is one PlayStation emulator for Android that's worth checking out."
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    #2Matsu PSX Emulator

    Matsu PSX Emulator

    Matsu PSX Emulator is a multi-emulator for Android which supporting multiple consoles like PSX, SNES, NES, GBA, GBC, Genesis. it also contains various functions such as state save, fast forward, rewind, etc. Those looking for PlayStation emulators can check this solution out.

    Apps

    Android

    Mark Green
    Written on June 18, 2019
    "A good all-in-one emulator app for Android. I've been having a lot of fun using the GBA and PSX emulators and have not run into any major issues so far."
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    #3ePSXe for Android

    ePSXe for Android

    ePSXe for Android is a PlayStation emulator (PSX and PSOne) for Android devices. It is a port of the famous ePSXe for PC. It boasts high compatibility with games as well as stable performance. It includes a 2-players option with a split-screen mode.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Hu Sun
    Written on June 18, 2019
    "Everything about this PlayStation emulator for Android is great and works well. From the controls to the performance, and the game support, it's definitely worth the price that I paid for it."

DID YOU KNOW?

The Nintendo Game Boy sold out within its first two-week run? When it came to the United States, it sold 40,000 units that very same day. It wasn't long after the gaming industry moved to 3D consoles. Sony's PlayStation 2, Microsoft's Xbox, and Nintendo's Game Cube were these consoles. The Game Boy fell into obscurity. That is until emulation arrived and became popular. “Emulation” is a dirty word in the game development industry. This is because of is piracy-adjacent nature. Emulators mimic proprietary hardware. If you have a game’s code, you can play games on any computer. This is without making any hardware modifications.

The same thing happened for consoles that came after the Game Boy. Game consoles like the NES, Sega Genesis, and even the PlayStation all faced the same fate. Emulators helped revive these consoles and bring new-found interest in them. So much so that classic editions of them were being made and sold to market. Game enthusiasts and those seeking a sense of nostalgia were the main buyers of these. As great as these retro game consoles were, not everyone bought into the whole idea. Some still prefer a more mobile solution to their gaming needs. This is where emulators come into play, which allows anyone to load up their favorite ROM on any device and start playing. Take a PlayStation emulator for Android for example. Install it on your phone, load up your ROM, and you'll be up and running in no time. Performance varied and depends on how capable the hardware that it is running on is. It did provide users with the ability to play their ROMs on the go regardless. That, for some, was good enough. You can also check out this list of the best PS2 emulators for Android.

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    #4FPse for Android

    FPse for Android

    FPse is an emulator app for Android devices that allows users to run and play classic PlayStation games on their smartphones. It supports a long list of games paired with hardware acceleration and improved graphics using OpenGL.

    Apps

    Android

    $3.63

    John Chang
    Written on June 18, 2019
    "It's a little pricey but at least you're getting what you pay for. The performance is good, ROM support is long, and there's plenty of settings to play around with to get it to work to your liking. One of the best PlayStation emulators for Android that I have tried so far."
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    #5ClassicBoy

    ClassicBoy

    ClassicBoy is an All-in-one emulator that supports a wide list of classic gaming consoles like the PS1, N64, GBA, and even Sega consoles like the SEGA Genesis and the SNK NeoGeo. You will need ROMs for the games that you want to play. A good choice for PlayStation emulators for Android.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Harold Day
    Written on June 18, 2019
    "This is a decent all-in-one solution for game emulators that runs okay but can definitely use improvements when it comes to controls. For what it is though, it's a good app with potential."

Summary

Best What are the best PlayStation emulators for Android
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1RetroArchApps 1 Free
2Matsu PSX EmulatorApps 0 Paid
3ePSXe for AndroidApps 0 Free
4FPse for AndroidApps 0 Paid
5ClassicBoy Apps 0 Free
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