Sony Computer Entertainment’s PlayStation Portable (PSP) is a portable game console that was developed and distributed by Sony Computer Entertainment. It is the first portable installment in the PlayStation series of consoles. It became very popular among the youth of the time and it still continues to be.
The PSP also offered a wide range of multimedia features, including video playback, and was thus classified as a portable media player. The PSP is the only handheld system that uses the optical disc format Universal Media Disc (UMD) as its primary storage media, the format has been used to deliver both games and movies.
For the question, how to put games on PSP? There are two methods usually used for installing games on the PSP.
The first and most recommended method is to purchase original UMDs and plug them into your PSP to play your game. Sony’s Universal Media Disc (UMD) is a discontinued optical disc format that was designed for use with their PlayStation Portable handheld gaming and multimedia platform. It has a storage capacity of 1.8 gigabytes and can store video games, feature films, and music. Sony Computer Entertainment’s optical disc cartridges were known as UMDs.
Another method is to modify/Jailbreak your PSP by installing modified firmware, downloading games from the internet, placing them on your PSP memory stick, and playing PS games. A modified PSP game console can add extra capabilities and graphics to the PSP and more screen settings, such as the opening screen, icons, colour palette, and fonts.
It can also improve the PSP’s performance. You can play any game for free as it’s currently quite difficult to buy UMDs. You can add plugins and modify hardware settings. Modded PSP consoles can do a lot and add a dozen new features such as Emulators and ROMs can be used to play games, playing PlayStation 1 games, making PSP game backups from a memory card, reading games that have been patched, making changes to the home screen, boosting the PSP’s performance, taking screen captures and using the PSP to control a computer.
In my opinion jailbreaking is better as it unlocks the true potential of a PSP, also since UMDs have gone obsolete and their access is rare.