ZodTTD and yongzh have released Android’s first PlayStation emulator application, now available in the Android Market for $6.99USD. Remember, that $6.99 does not get you any games or a working BIOS (required to run the emulator), you have to “legally” obtain these on your own time (please do not post links to ROMs or BIOS images in comments, they will be deleted).

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Yes, you read right: Wiimote. You can use Bluetooth to pair a Nintendo Wiimote with your Android device to use as a controller with the Wii Controller IME app, available in the market for $3.99, and linked below via QR code.

QR code for market://details?id=com.zodttd.psx


QR code for market://details?id=com.mercury.inputmethod.wpad

Wii Controller IME

Please note that this emulator is not useable on all phones, and will probably perform poorly (if at all) on phones with ARMv6 (previous generation) processors. This is mostly because complex 3D rendering requires the power of ARMv7 instruction set processors coupled with discrete GPUs (such as the ones found in the EVO 4G, Nexus One, Motorola Droid, Galaxy S, Desire, Droid X, HTC Incredible, and the Dell Streak).

Regardless of its limitations, this emulator is a big step in the right direction (albeit a legally questionable one) for Android gaming. ZodTTD has stated previously his next endeavor will be a Nintendo 64 ROM now that PSX4Droid has been released, so stay tuned!

Source: Engadget Mobile