How Do I Download Games Onto My PSP Memory Card?

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By Monica Bates

If you’re a proud owner of a PSP, then you already know how versatile this handheld gaming console can be. With its large screen and impressive graphics, it’s no wonder that gaming enthusiasts have made the PSP their platform of choice.

However, downloading games onto your PSP memory card can seem like a daunting task for those who are new to the scene. Don’t worry though, it’s actually quite simple once you know how.

Step 1: First things first, you’ll need to make sure that your PSP is compatible with downloaded games. The good news is that most PSP models are capable of playing downloaded games as long as they have custom firmware installed.

To check if your PSP has custom firmware, simply go to “Settings” and select “System Information”. If it says “Custom Firmware”, then you’re good to go.

Step 2: Next, you’ll need to find a reliable website where you can download PSP games. There are many websites out there offering free downloads, but be careful as some of them may be illegal and could potentially harm your device. A few trusted websites include Emuparadise and CoolROM.

Step 3: Once you’ve found a website that offers PSP game downloads, select the game that you want to download and click on the download link. Be sure to choose the correct file format for your device as there are two formats available – ISO and CSO.

Step 4: After downloading the game file, connect your PSP to your computer using a USB cable and navigate to the “PSP” folder on your device.

Step 5: Inside the “PSP” folder, create a new folder named “ISO”. This is where all downloaded game files will be stored.

Step 6: Transfer the downloaded game file into the newly created “ISO” folder on your PSP. Once the transfer is complete, disconnect your PSP from your computer.

Step 7: Turn on your PSP and go to “Games” on the main menu. You should see the downloaded game file listed here. Simply select it and press “X” to start playing.

Note: It’s important to note that downloading games onto your PSP memory card is not always legal. Be sure to only download games that you own a physical copy of or have the rights to download. Downloading and distributing copyrighted material is illegal and can result in serious consequences.


Downloading games onto your PSP memory card may seem daunting at first, but it’s actually quite simple once you know how. Just make sure that you have custom firmware installed on your device, find a reliable website for downloads, transfer the game files into the “ISO” folder on your PSP, and start playing!

Remember to only download games that you have the rights to download in order to avoid any legal issues. Happy gaming!