YouTuber runs the world’s first PS Vita emulator on the steam deck

While the PS Vita seemed to fall by the wayside, the handheld console has retained a certain charm for many due to a lack of long-term support from Sony. Fans cite its elegant design and versatility, while also having some great games. Classics like Gravity Rush, Persona 4 Golden, Tearaway, Hotline Miami, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, among others, call the PS Vita home. But now you can take some of these exclusive PS Vita products with you, even if you don’t have the Sony handheld.

YouTuber ETA Prime is known for his retro emulation tutorials, among other computer and game-related content, and one of his most recent uploads guides people through how to emulate PS Vita games on a Steam Deck.


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ETA Prime runs Vita3K, which is described as “the world’s first functional PlayStation Vita emulator”, on the Steam Deck. This emulator is currently available in Linux and Windows versions and performs quite well. The emulator is still in a relatively early stage, but there are a growing number of playable emulated games.

The YouTuber decided to go with the Steam Deck first to try out Vita3K, as it’s also a handheld, and it’s also much more powerful than the PS Vita. But how well does it work? ETA Prime loads the Vita emulator and runs the PS Vita operating system on the Steam Deck and try out games like Super Meat Boy! (the PS Vita version), the Ubisoft racer Asphalt Injection, Street Fighter X Tekken, among others, all of which are on the “playable list” for the emulator.


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