How Do I Play PSP Games From SD Card?

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By Valerie Becker

If you’re a fan of PSP games, you’d know how frustrating it can be to carry around multiple game discs. Luckily, there’s a solution to this problem – playing PSP games from an SD card. In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the steps required to play your favorite PSP games from an SD card.

What You’ll Need

Before we begin, let’s take a look at what you’ll need to get started.

  • A PSP with custom firmware installed
  • An SD card (4GB or higher)
  • A computer with an SD card reader
  • PSP game files in ISO or CSO format

Step-by-Step Guide

1. Formatting the SD Card

The first step is to format your SD card.

Insert the SD card into your computer’s card reader and format it using the FAT32 file system. This is important as the PSP can only read cards formatted in FAT32.

2. Creating a Folder Structure

Next, create a folder structure on your SD card that will allow your PSP to recognize and play the games.

Create a folder named “ISO” in the root directory of your SD card. Inside this folder, create subfolders for each game you want to play.

For example, if you want to play “God of War”, create a folder named “God of War” inside the “ISO” folder. Place the ISO or CSO file for the game inside this folder.

3. Transferring Games to Your SD Card

Connect your computer and PSP via USB cable and navigate to the root directory of your PSP using your computer’s file explorer. If there isn’t already one, create a folder named “ISO” in the root directory of your PSP.

Copy and paste the game folders from your SD card’s “ISO” folder to the PSP’s “ISO” folder. This will transfer the games from your SD card to your PSP.

4. Playing Games from Your SD Card

Eject your PSP from your computer and navigate to the “Game” menu on your PSP’s home screen. You should see the games you transferred in the previous step listed here.

Select the game you want to play and press X. The game should now start playing directly from your SD card.


Playing PSP games from an SD card is a great way to save space and make it easier to carry multiple games with you. With this guide, you should be able to easily set up and start playing games from an SD card on your PSP.