We have recently covered similar SD card adapters for other platforms so it is only fitting to cover the Playstation version that is currently in the works by the talented team behind the “PSIO”. PSIO stands for Playstation Input/Output for those that don’t know and it could be out by the end of the year.
These devices are obviously going to be popular with the pirate community but there are lots of homebrew titles for most of the consoles. In the past gamers would have to mod their console to enjoy homebrew titles for retro consoles outside of straight up emulation (which has its own set of problems such as hardware inaccuracy). Thanks to these SD card adapters, gamers can copy their homebrew over to the card, try it out and if it doesn’t work they are not out a CD-R, nor are they ruining a perfectly good CD drive in their consoles.
The only drawback to the PSIO is that it will require an early version of the Playstation console (the slim model won’t work). The reason for this is because the PSIO uses the parallel port in the back (Sony removed it for cost saving features in the Slim model). While this is annoying for those that do not own an early model Playstation, the good news is that they are fairly cheap on Ebay or at yard sales (I see them regularly locally for $5, sometimes with a few games). As the old saying goes, fans will find a way.