update. If I have 'include toolbar filters' unselected in the search bar, the console stuff will now come up in a search. It even finds the PSP titles, however if I clear the search PSP games still do not list in the main list.
by the way, in my setup, MAME is only used for arcade emulation. All console stuff is done by retroarch. There seems to be some filter at work somewhere.
PSP does not show up in the Machine Type and Systems filter.
Edited by simion (12/01/17 12:55 AM)