PPSSPP can run your PSP games on your PC in full HD resolution, and play them on Android too. It can even upscale textures that would otherwise be too blurry as they were made for the small screen of the original PSP.
PPSSPP Gold is an emulator that helps you play PSP games on your Android device without going through much stress. This PSP emulator has a free and paid version available to you on Google Playstore.
PPSSPP Gold is the premium version available on the app store, there’s not much of a difference between this version and the free version. The free PPSSPP version provides you with a lot of things but PPSSPP Gold has all premium features unlocked. It provides HD graphics, advanced customization in the game’s settings, and much more.
- HD Graphics: PPSSPP Gold allows you to play games in HD Graphics Mode on your android device. HD Graphics provides you with a next-level experience while playing the game.
- No frame lags.
- Advanced Customization: PPSSPP Gold provides you with the control to customize the settings in PPSSPP games. You can customize features like rendering speed, frames speed, graphics, filtering scale, and much more.
- Resume Game: It has a save gameplay feature that allows you to save a game’s current session. It helps to start a game from the state where you left off meaning that you don’t have to play all of the game over again when you quit.
- Amazing Performance
- Texture filter, scale etc.
- It supports up to 36 languages
PPSSPP Gold APK features
|Version||v1.11.3 [Latest Version]|
|Android Required||4.1 or Higher|
|Developed By||Henrik Rydgård|
|Mod Type||PPSSPP Gold – PSP Emulator [Gold Version]|
Where to download PPSSPP Gold APK for free
Download - PPSSPP Gold - PSP Emulator APK [PAID] Download - PPSSPP Gold - PSP Emulator [GOOGLE PLAYSTORE]
The first download link is for the paid version available for you to download for free while the second is for the version not available for free.
How to install PPSSPP Gold Emulator on Android
After downloading the PPSSPP Gold APK file, enable installation from an external source. Here’s how to go about it:
- Go to your phone’s settings, scroll below and find the “Security” option. Open that tab, scroll down to find the “Unknown Sources” option.
- If you’ve not enabled it before, you should tap on it, and it would be ticked ON. Now you can go to your device file manager, and locate the folder where the PPSSPP file is stored.
- Open that folder, locate the downloaded APK file and click on it. The installation page would come up with options to install the application on your Android phone. Select the “Install” option to install the app on your device.
How to set up PSP save data storage
The real PSP stores savedata and downloaded game demos and similar on something called a “Memory Stick”, basically a micro-SD, though a bit bigger physically. To simulate this storage, PPSSPP uses a regular folder on your file system. In the case of Android, traditionally PPSSPP has simply used the root of what’s called “External storage”, the storage you can access directly via USB.
In Android 11, 12 and later, PPSSPP (like other apps) is no longer able to just ask for wide permission to read/write to your device external storage. Instead, it has to ask for your permission to write to a folder on a per-folder basis. The exception is if you upgraded from an earlier version, or if you’re on Android 11 and use PPSSPP 1.11 or earlier and are on Android 11 (since older versions of PPSSPP didn’t target Android 12, it’s excepted from the rules on Android 11, for complicated reasons).
To this end, on startup, PPSSPP will ask you to choose or create a folder for PSP data storage. If you don’t, PPSSPP will have to resort to storing PSP savedata and similar in what’s called the app’s “External Files” folder, which is located in /Android/Data/org.ppsspp.ppsspp, or /Android/Data/org.ppsspp.ppssppgold.
The setup I recommend is to simply create a PSP folder at the root of your storage. Note that this doesn’t mean you have to store your ISO/CSO files here, they can be anywhere or in multiple locations – not a problem. Here’s a step by step guide for how to create the folder:
- When PPSSPP starts (or later in Settings/System/Memory Stick Location), choose “Create or use the existing folder”. You’ll get the below folder picker.
- Make sure you’re in the root of storage – you can see this since it’ll say “Can’t use this folder”.
- If you already have a PSP folder from an older installation of PPSSPP, just pick it, and click Use this folder. You’re done.