The Vita3K project

is creating a PS Vita emulator

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About The Vita3K project

What is this?

It's a work-in-progress PlayStation Vita emulator.

Why is it needed?

With the PlayStation Vita approaching end-of-life, there has never been a more important time to preserve compatibility with the existing PS Vita software library.

Given that the PS4 doesn't run PS Vita software (or even PS3 or PSP software for that matter), we can't rely on Sony to maintain compatibility with PS Vita software in the future. We need to step up and build that compatibility ourselves.


The emulator currently runs a couple of homebrew programs. I need your help to expand support to cover more of the PS Vita software library. That means supporting more homebrew software, as well as backups you've made of your own PS Vita games.

vitaQuake by Rinnegatamante

VitaTester by SMOKE5

Initial roadmap

  • Audio support
  • First release (Windows, macOS, source code)
  • Continuous Integration to build releases automatically
  • Support .psv (game card backup) file format
  • Ongoing work to improve and expand compatibility
  • Ongoing work to improve performance

Feature wish list

  • Network play
  • High resolution rendering
  • Custom shaders


The purpose of the emulator is not to enable illegal activity.

PlayStation and PS Vita are trademarks of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. The emulator is not related to or endorsed by Sony, or derived from confidential materials belonging to Sony.

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