There’s no lack of third-party gaming applications for the iPhone as it is – we have NES games, card games, puzzle games, and so on – and now we have PlayStation games. As expected, the psx4iPhone application has just been released through Installer.app, basically turning your iPhone into a PSP with touchscreen controls!
The developer, zodtt, had previously kept their iPhone PlayStation emulator private – only accessible through a paid-beta program. Well, now us lay-folk can have at it. Fire up your Installer.app and find psx4iPhone. Install the emulator and you’re ready to start installing PlayStation ROM’s!
Install the SSH client that is freely available through Installer.app and transfer (via SFTP – CyberDuck works great on Macs) your PS ROMs to the iPhone. Find your iPhone’s IP address by viewing the details of the WiFi connection (hit the little arrow to the right of the connection name). SFTP to your iPhone’s IP address and upload the ROM to the /var/root/Media/ROMs/PSX directory. That’s it, you’ll be up and running in no time.
We have a feeling that a good number of productive hours are going to be spent playing PlayStation games on our iPhone. Oh well.
Check the video below to see how psx4iPhone works.