How to use PKG on a PSP

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How to use PKG on a PSP
PKG files can be downloaded to a PSP with or without Wi-Fi. (Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images News/Getty Images)

Program installation files for games, demos and software updates for the PlayStation Portable (PSP) can be downloaded from the Sony PlayStation Store as .pkg files. If you download via a Wi-Fi-connected PSP console, these files are installed automatically. If you do not have a Wi-Fi-connected PSP you can download the .pkg file to your computer and transfer it to the PSP via a USB cable or a memory stick duo slot.

Skill level:
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Things you need

  • USB cable with mini-B connection at one end
  • Memory stick duo card reader (can be used with PSP 1000/2000/3000 series)

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Instructions

    USB cable method

  1. 1

    Connect your PSP and your computer using a USB cable with a mini-B connection at one end. The smaller USB plug goes into the top port of the PSP.

  2. 2

    Select “Settings” then “USB connection” via the PSP home screen. Press “X” so that the computer can register the PSP connection.

  3. 3

    Open the “GAMES” directory on the PSP drive. If this does not already exist you can create it. Copy the .pkg file to the “GAMES” directory.

  4. 4

    Press the “Circle” button on the PSP to exit USB connection mode, then unplug the USB cable.

  5. 5

    Select “Games” then “Memory stick” and choose the game or demo you just transferred. Press “X” to begin.

    Memory stick duo method

  1. 1

    Open the slot cover of the PSP and press gently inwards on the Memory Stick Duo to release it Pull the card out and place into a card reader in the computer where it will be recognised as a removable storage device.

  2. 2

    Open the “GAMES” directory on the memory stick duo drive. If this does not already exist you can create it. Copy the .pkg file to the “GAMES” directory.

  3. 3

    Click on “Safely remove devices from your system” on the taskbar and select the memory stick duo drive from the menu before you remove the memory stick duo from your computer.

  4. 4

    Open the memory stick duo slot cover on the PSP and insert the memory stick duo in the direction of the arrow and press down firmly to secure it.

  5. 5

    Select “Games” then “Memory stick” and choose the game or demo you just transferred. Press “X” to begin.

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