While gamers who have the cash to spend can easily get a PS3, gamers on a tight budget may wince at the prices of both the console and its games. The cheapest model of the PS3, the 12GB PS3 model, costs $200 while the games cost around $10-$50 each. This means that you will have to spend a minimum of $250 just to play one game. This is the reason why most players tend to game on PC instead, as there are PC ports of some PS3 games released during the past years.
But what about PS3 exclusives? How can PC gamers play these PS3-exclusive games without opting for a PS3 game console?
Fortunately, a team of programmers have developed a working PS3 emulator, allowing hardcore gamers to play PS3 games regardless of its exclusivity. In 2012, they have released the first version of the PS3 emulator, PSeMu3.
Able to emulate PS3 games seamlessly at maximum frame rates, the PSeMu3 is considered as the most powerful ps3 emulator for windows today. It is able to play a huge variety of games, regardless of region, making it more preferred than other PS3 emulators. It is also able to play PS1 and PS2 games, allowing you to relive and play those classic games you enjoyed during your childhood.
Playing PS3 Games with PSeMu3
In order to be able to play your favorite PS3 games on PSeMu3, you will need to have a computer that has these specifications:
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or higher
- Memory: 2GB RAM or higher
- Hard Disk: 100GB or higher
- GPU: 1GB with 3D Technology or better (NVIDIA preferred)
- Cooling System (to prevent GPU from overheating)
- USB PS3 Controller / Joystick (to make playing PS3 games easier)
Having these specifications will allow you to play old games and new. If you want to play the newest games such as Grand Theft Auto V, you need to upgrade your PC in order to meet the hardware requirements.
If you meet the minimum requirements, then you are free to download and install the PSeMu3 emulator; you can download it on their official website. Be sure to follow the instructions listed on the download page in order to install it correctly.
Once you have installed the emulator, the next thing you need to do is to download a bios file. This file is required as this is needed to properly emulate the PS3 system. Once you have downloaded the bios file, move the file to the PSeMu3 folder. You should be able to get the emulator up and running now.
Lastly, you will need to complete a short survey. The developers put this in place in order to generate some revenue from the emulator, so that they can keep providing their services to gamers worldwide free of charge. Once you have done this survey, the emulator will be fully-activated.
From here, the only thing you need to do is to play and have fun! You can now play your favorite PS3 games by using PS3 game disks or downloading ISO files on the Internet. However, do remember that not all ISO files are compatible with this emulator. You will need to download different versions of the game you want to play and check which version would run with the emulator. Alternatively, you can just use game disks as it is far more convenient than downloading game files over the Internet.