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Xperia PLAY's emulator for PlayStation is reversed engineered to run custom ISOs

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Xperia PLAY's emulator for PlayStation is reversed engineered to run custom ISOs
Are you tired of playing the waiting game with original PlayStation titles becoming available with the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY? Well, if you still have actual original PlayStation disc titles of games laying around being unused at the moment, you might take some fancy in the idea that you can rip and play them on the Xperia PLAY.

Thankfully, one XDA member going by the name of yifanlu has been hard at work for over a week reverse engineering the handset’s PlayStation emulator – the one that actually allows games like Crash Bandicoot to work on it. Interestingly enough, yifanlu has somehow managed to work it out so that the Xperia PLAY is able to play converted custom ISOs.

Well, all the hard work seems well-deserved because yifanlu was able to get an ISO of Crash Bandicoot 3 running in its entirety on the beloved gaming conscious smartphone. In fact, it’s almost a near perfect port, which is exhibited by the video below. However, there are still some minor issues to iron out in the meantime – like its inability to play multi-disc titles.

Nevertheless, it’s a decent starting point for a portable console that’s trying desperately to bring old school PlayStation titles that we’ve fallen in love with in the past.

source: XDA & yifanlu via Phandroid

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posted on 10 Aug 2011, 14:19

1. naginalf (unregistered)

Yeah, I would have bought one too if they'd have done what they should have in the first place. I was really looking forward to this device until they said it wouldn't play PSP games and that it would connect to PSN, but you wouldn't get the games you already bought for PSX. Yet another Sony FAIL. What do they have like 7 games, lol? Steam should partner for a gaming phone, now that I would buy.

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 14:46

2. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

id go with a steam phone. You would think they would have a mobile Portal game by now anyways. stuff like that would fit right in on the smaller screens of more powerful phones.

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 22:07

3. Dan02 (unregistered)

Whooooooow I wish they make expria play 2 and make it dual core processor for better gaming.......many love that.......

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