How to Use PKG on a PSP

by Jacob Michael ; Updated September 22, 2017

Items you will need

  • Mini USB-to-USB cable, if transferring using USB cable

  • Memory Stick Duo card reader, if transferring using memory card

PlayStation Portable, or PSP, PKG files are downloaded from the Sony PlayStation Store and can contain installation files for games, demos or software updates. When downloaded directly to the PSP from the PlayStation Store, these files are automatically installed. However, those without Wi-Fi-connected PSP consoles can transfer PKG files from their computers using either the USB connection cable or a Memory Stick Duo card reader.

USB Cable

Connect the mini USB plug into the top USB slot on the PSP.

Connect the USB plug into the computer’s USB port.

Select the “Settings” icon on the PSP home screen and then select “USB Connection” from the menu. Press the “X” button and the computer will recognize the PSP as a removable USB storage device.

Open the PSP drive and then open the “GAMES” directory. If there is no “GAMES” directory, create one.

Copy the PKG file to the “GAMES” directory.

Press the PSP’s “Circle” button to exit USB connection mode and then unplug the USB cable.

Select the “Games” icon from the home screen and then select “Memory Stick” from the menu. Select the game or demo that you transferred and press the “X” button to launch it.

Memory Stick Duo

Pull out the Memory Stick Duo slot cover.

Press down on the Memory Stick Duo to unlock it and then pull the card out.

Insert the Memory Stick Duo into the card reader. The computer will mount the card as a removable storage device.

Open the Memory Stick Duo drive and open the “GAMES” directory. If no “GAMES” directory exists, create one.

Copy the PKG file to the “GAMES” directory.

Click on the “Safely remove devices from your system” notification icon in the taskbar and then select the Memory Stick Duo drive from the menu. Remove the Memory Stick Duo from the computer.

Insert the Memory Stick Duo into the PSP. Press down firmly to secure it.

Select the “Games” icon on the PSP’s home screen and then select “Memory Stick” from the menu. Select the game or demo that you transferred and then press the “X” button to launch it.

About the Author

Jacob Michael has been a freelance writer since 2010, with expertise in computers, cooking, travel and other topics. He holds a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and is pursuing a master's degree in American studies.

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