PlayStation Classic is a miniature version of the original PlayStation, released in everyone’s favorite genius direction. It has a “retro” design and comes with two controllers – these are the exact same size as a classic PlayStation controller. The color of the game console was chosen to match the original, including the power and controller ports.
Specs-wise, PlayStation Classic runs Linux with a MediaTek Mstar 6502 CPU at 528 MHz / 32 MB RAM / it has 20 built-in games pre-installed – not all of them work properly ( Metal Gear Solid doesn’t load correctly). Storage is taken care of by “a 24MBit PS DRAM featuring 3D-RAM.” The games are loaded via a USB 2.0 port.
The fact that you can play all your favorite games at this site is amazing. But how do you download these wonderful old hits? We’ll tell you what to do – here’s where to download games to PlayStation classic.
How to download games to PlayStation Classic?
To begin with, you need a computer with Windows 10. It’s important that your console is updated to the latest version, so do it if it isn’t.
You will also need an 8GB USB drive or larger in size, preferably rated Class 10 or higher – this will be responsible for storing your games on PS Classic.
Do not worry about transferring them later – you can move the memory card from the user interface when using any Bluetooth controller.
Now what you want to do is get RetroArch for PlayStation Classic. Note that RetroArch PSXCE is created specifically for this device and this device only (you cannot use it on another game system). It has everything necessary installed to run games from your memory card. Then you put the downloaded ROMs on your USB flash drive and you’re ready to go.
How to Download PS1 Games for PlayStation Classic?
The first thing that will greet you inside RetroArch is a file manager – it’s like any other, only better optimized and designed specifically for this case (you can transfer files much faster). You can see all the content on your USB stick simply by going up/down arrows. The interface has been designed with old-school gamers in mind – everything is visible at a glance as if it were on the original console.
To download PS1 games for PlayStation Classic, here’s what you need to do:
Now that we know where to download PlayStation classic games, let’s get to the good part.
Every time you start a new emulator, in this case, RetroArch PSXCE, a screen with a list of compatible formats will appear. Make sure to select “ZIP” from the menu :
Then, click on BSZH and go up/down using the arrow keys – select files in your file manager. In our example, we have selected Metal Gear Solid- which is marked as MGS1.zip:
You can add multiple ROMs at once if you want. To do this, just leave one slot empty or mark all ROMs that you want to add then press X when selecting files. Then click OK. If any warning message appears, it’s possible that your ROM does not meet the following requirements:
The archive must be no more than 8 MB in size. If it is, you will need to rename it either removing unnecessary folders or compressing it using a ZIP program (e.g. WinRAR).
The filename should not contain any space characters. These are allowed only at the end of the filename and must be preceded by a backslash \.
Once you have selected all files, click Start to begin transferring them to the PlayStation Classic memory card. Next, you’ll get a popup window – go ahead and click OK here :
Now RetroArch PSXCE will start adding games to the user interface. It takes some time so sits tight until everything finishes, then you can start playing.
So now you know how to download PlayStation classic games and how to use RetroArch PSX. Enjoy all the old hits!
How to download games to PlayStation Classic?
To begin with, you need a computer with Windows 10. It’s important that your console is updated to the latest version, so do it if it isn’t. You will also need an 8GB USB drive or larger in size, preferably rated Class 10 or higher – this will be responsible for storing your games on PS Classic. Do not worry about transferring them later – you can move the memory card from the user interface when using any Bluetooth controller.
Now what you want to do is get RetroArch for the PlayStation classic. Note that RetroArch PSXCE is created specifically for this device and this device only (you cannot use it on another game system). It has everything necessary installed to run games from your memory card. Then you put the downloaded ROMs on your USB flash drive and you’re ready to go.
Download PlayStation Classic Game Covers to USB!
You can now download the game covers for all the titles on the PlayStation Classic directly from our site, along with all your favorite PS one games.
All you have to do is select “download cover” next to the game you want and wait for it to finish – then you can safely eject your USB pen-drive, plug it into the PS classic, and start playing! If you ever decide to go back to our main page, just click on “Select Another Cover” again.
You may have to press the PS button and go into “Settings” > “USB Mode” in order to switch your USB pen-drive for the system’s internal storage. Otherwise, make sure USB is selected under Memory Card on the main menu.
For best results, please download game covers at full resolution (1920 x 1080). If you’re using an Android device, try using Google Chrome instead of Opera Mini or UC Browser
Our site is optimized for iPhones and iPods but works just fine with any modern browser – Firefox, Chrome or Safari.
On an Apple computer?
No problem! Just follow these instructions: 1) Open Safari
2) Go to our homepage
3) Underneath the big ‘Start Your Download‘ box, click on a link to a game you want
4) Click the Play icon that pops up in the top-left of your screen to start downloading.
All done! Eject and plug into your PS Classic console. If it doesn’t work, close all open windows and try again. Any issues? Just get in touch at our Facebook page or leave a comment on our site or Youtube channel. And while you’re here, don’t forget to subscribe!