Install PPSSPP (PSP emulator) on Raspberry Pi

PPSSPP (PSP emulator)

A PSP emulator that can run PSP games in full HD and can upscale textures also.

To run: Menu > Games > PPSSPPSDL
To run in a terminal: PPSSPPSDL

Fortunately, PPSSPP (PSP emulator) is very easy to install on your Raspberry Pi in just two steps.

  1. Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Raspberry Pi.
  2. Use Pi-Apps to install PPSSPP (PSP emulator).


For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Raspberry Pi OS, which is currently version Bookworm.
Raspberry Pi OS has 32-bit and 64-bit variants, both of which will run on most Raspberry Pi computers, including the Pi 3, Pi 4, and Pi5.
PPSSPP (PSP emulator) will run on either PiOS 32-bit or 64-bit.

Install Pi-Apps

Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Raspberry Pi with just a few clicks.

Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:

wget -qO- | bash

Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here:

Install PPSSPP (PSP emulator)

Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install PPSSPP (PSP emulator).
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:

Then click on the Games category.

Now scroll down to find PPSSPP (PSP emulator) in the list.

Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install PPSSPP (PSP emulator) for you!

Pi-Apps is a free and open source tool made by Botspot and other contributors. Find out more at