RPCS3 PS3 emulator for Mac OS (Download DMG) Play Station 3

RPCS3 emulator for Mac OS

RPCS3 emulator for Mac OS


RPCS3 is an experimental PS3 Emulator and debugger project written in C++ for Mac.

The first and the only legit emulator which allows you to play Play Station 3 games on MacOS devices.

It uses OpenGL, Vulkan and DirectX as its back-end API renderers and runs most of the PS3 exclusives on high-end machines.

There will be frequent updates which you can grab from the download section.

RPCS3 emulator for Mac OS


For the first time ever, RPCS3 now capable of booting into VSH, also known as the VirtualShell. This handles the XrossMediaBar that most Play Station 3 players are familar with.

The XMB is used to launch games, browse media, manage settings and much more.

If you have a dedicated GPU that has Vulkan support, then you can expect a decent performance.

RPCS3 supports multiple input gaming devices.

You can even use mouse input for first-person-shooter games.

PS3 controllers have plug and play support on RPCS3 emulator.

RPCS3 emulator for Mac OS


RPCS3 (PS3 Emulator) is not made for illegal activities and we have a strict policy about piracy.

Due to legal reasons, we cannot distribute official Play Station 3 firmware files.

You must download the latest Play Station 3 firmware update file from official site for use with RPCS3.

Once downloaded, you must install the firmware using RPCS3’s built in firmware installer found under Advanced > Install Firmware.


PS3 is based on x64 architecture so RPCS3 runs natively on Mac OS systems by taking advantage of OGRE, Vulcan API and Orbital hardware-assisted virtualization.

  • CPU: octa-core 2.0+ GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB minimim (8 GB recommended)
  • OS: OS X – 10.14 (or above)
  • Storage: 64 MB minimum

Most files are licensed under the terms of GNU GPL-2.0-only License; see LICENSE file for details.

Some files may be licensed differently; check appropriate file headers for details.

RPCS3 emulator for Mac OS


RPCS3 features an auto-updater which will prompt you if you want to update after loading the emulator.

You can either accept, deny or disable updates all together if you wish, though it is not recommended due to the volume of fixes that roll out each day.



This software is also available on the following devices:


  • Download .dmg file
  • Click on the file to start installation
  • Click on setup icon
  • Click Open to proceed with the installation
  • Select the destination folder
  • Run the application