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The Playstation 3 console

The PlayStation 3 (known shorthand as PS3) is a console by Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., released in 2006/2007. This console is notorious for being difficult to work with, due to the newly-introduced Cell Broadband Engine achitecture that no game developer outside of Sony has worked with prior to launch.  


Due to the complexity of the Cell processor achitecture, plus the fact that it would take a LOT of resources to get such games emulated (as an example, see specifications in Dolphin and PCSX2 for their respective consoles). At the moment, only RPCS3 has managed to play many commercial games at full speed with few enough glitches to be playable, and is the only usable PS3 emulator currently.

Name Operating System(s) Latest Version Active Recommended
RPCS3 Windows, Linux Appveyor
Nucleus Windows, Linux 0.1.0
Short Waves Windows 0.0.1 (readme)
PS3F Windows 0.0.0
PS3emu Windows GCode