You Can Now Play PS1 And PSP Games On Nintendo Switch Thanks To Homebrew

You Can Now Play PS1 And PSP Games On Nintendo Switch Thanks To Homebrew

A major development has happened in the Nintendo Switch Homebrew scene this week, with the arrival of an all-in-one emulator called Lakka.

Lakka is an all-in-one emulator powered by the RetroArch operating system, supporting a huge variety of video game consoles manufactured by Nintendo, Sony, and SEGA. This means with Lakka, you can play PSP, PS1, Nintendo DS, Dreamcast, and even Virtual Boy games on Switch.

Here’s the full list of systems supported by Lakka:

  • Amstrad CPC
  • Arcade
    • FB Alpha
    • MAME
  • Atari
    • 2600
    • 5200
    • Jaguar
    • Lynx
    • ST/STE/TT/Falcon
  • Bandai Wonderswan
  • Commodore
    • C128
    • C64
    • PLUS4
    • VIC20
  • Microsoft DOS
  • GCE Vectrex
  • Handheld Electronic
  • Magnavox Odyssey 2
  • MSX / SVI / ColecoVision / SG-1000
  • NEC
    • PC Engine
    • PC Engine SuperGrafx
    • PC-98
    • PC-FX
  • Nintendo
    • DS
    • Game Boy Color
    • Game Boy Advance
    • NES
    • N64
    • SNES
    • Virtual Boy
  • ScummVM
  • Sega
    • Dreamcast
    • Genesis / Megadrive
    • Saturn
  • Sharp X68000
  • Sinclair ZX 81
  • SNK Neo Geo Pocket
  • Sony
    • PlayStation
    • PlayStation Portable
  • Uzebox
  • 3DO

As homebrew is still in its infancy on Nintendo Switch, there are still common issues that Lakka faces on Switch, such as battery and internal clock desynchronization. Audio, Sleep Mode, and wireless Joy-Con don’t work with the emulator yet.

Works Doesn’t work
Wi-Fi (after a reboot) Audio
Bluetooth (partially) Sleep mode
Touch screen Graceful shutdown
Hardware graphics acceleration USB Host
Wired Joy-Cons Dock support
GPU Profile Selection Wireless Joy-Cons
SDXC cards

For more details on installing Lakka, visit the official website.