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PSPhone Runs PS1 Emulator, Nobody Surprised

| 10 Jan 2011 21:02

Yet another "leaked" video shows the PlayStation Phone is capable of running PlayStation 1 Emulators.

In case you haven't yet heard, there's a PlayStation Phone that Sony stubbornly refuses to announce, despite months of a steady stream of videos, pictures, and information.

The latest and greatest of these leaks is a video featuring the gameplay we can expect on the device, stirring up our collective nerd-loins. The video shows that the device is quite capable of running original PlayStation games, Resident Evil 2 and Rage Racer in particular, rather nicely.

While this is certainly a step in the right direction, it's not exactly impressive. iPhones and Androids have been able to emulate the PlayStation for quite a while now, even if they don't do so perfectly. The games we see running on the device in the video are actually not even official Sony-made emulations, rather, they are run on an unofficial App made for use on Androids.

But with the specs we've seen on the PlayStation Phone, I think we can expect that emulating PS1 games is far from reaching the device's potential.

I can't help but wonder, are these "leaks" really leaks? Or are they Sony's clever way of hyping the phone to the public? The regular manner with which information is leaked, along with Sony's steadfast refusal to acknowledge them, speaks to me of a pre-planned attempt to stir up interest and chatter about the new phone. Whether or not this is all some sort of marketing ploy, I am convinced of one very important fact; I really want that phone.

Source: 1UP

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