Vita3K PS Vita emulator for PC Windows & Mac OS (Download ZIP/DMG)

SONY PS Vita emulator for Android & iOS

Vita3K emulator for Android and iOS


Vita3K PS Vita is the world’s first functional experimental open-source PlayStation Vita emulator for Windows and MacOS (and also compatible with Android & iOS).
Please note that the purpose of the emulator is not to enable illegal activity.


Play Station 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.

Vita3K does not condone piracy, therefore, you are required to dump your own games.

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Most GXM features map directly to modern desktop graphics APIs. The GXM API from a high-level view is similar to DirectX 11, with a few additional low level features. It includes a powerful ability to do threading with two types of graphics context a) Immediate, which submits drawing commands to driver directly, and b) Deferred, which lets you record commands from another thread, then execute them in the immediate context. Only a small chunk of the Vita library utilizes this powerful part of the API.

The shader translator is also one of the big challenges facing us, due to the fact that there’s very little in the way of information around it online. However, the team has overcome that. The shader translator emits SPIR-V code, as the final target API of the emulator is Vulkan. For now we only have an OpenGL backend, so this code is translated to GLSL from SPIR-V. While the shader translator has worked quite efficiently: the instruction set of the GPU, while not particularly large, is very interesting and tries to fit as much as it can in each 64 bits instruction, it still has some edge cases that won’t translate properly, like shaders with loops. We will continue to put effort into it in the future.

Vita3K PS Vita emulator for Android & iPhone / iPad


Some games require the system modules be present for Vita3K to (low level) emulate them. This can be done by installing the PS Vita firmware through Vita3K.

Install both firmware packages using the File > Install Firmware menu option

System modules can be managed in the Configuration > Settings > Core tab of the emulator, we recommend loading libpgf, libpvf, libatrac and libsas for now as almost all other modules either cause crashes or don’t work yet. And if you have doubts some modules are causing crashes you can try to remove libsas and libatrac.

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The emulator performance and accuracy varies depending on your hardware. It cannot guarantee it will perform well if your device barely meets the minimum requirements. For the best experience make sure you’re within the recommended requirements as most of the reported games are tested with such requirements.

Minimum requirements

  • GPU that supports OpenGL 4.1 (some games’ graphics might be broken)
  • CPU with the AVX instruction set
  • Minimum of 2 GB RAM

Recommended requirements

  • GPU that supports OpenGL 4.3 and above
  • GPU that supports shader interlock
  • CPU with the AVX instruction set
  • 4 GB of RAM or greater



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