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Next Generation Portable Announced! (NGP/PSP2) And more!

In today’s Playstation Meeting 2011, Sony have announced the successor to their first ever Portable console (PSP)! This device is tentatively the Next Generation Portable or NGP for short! Behold!

So what’s the specs for this device? Well…

  • Multi-touch 5-inch organic light emitting display (OLED) as the front display
  • Multi-touch pad on the rear of the device
  • Dual analog sticks
  • Two cameras (front and rear)
  • Software titles on small, dedicated flash memory-based cards
  • Three motion sensors, gyroscope, accelerometer and electronic compass
  • Wi-Fi and 3G network connectivity
  • PlayStation Network access, including ““LiveArea™”, “Near” and “Activity” log features Trophy Support
  • NGP will be able to play PSP titles, minis, PS one classics, video and comics from the PlayStation Store.

Now, the technical specs:

CPU ARM® Cortex™-A9 core (4 core)
GPU SGX543MP4+
External Dimensions Approx. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm (width x height x depth) (tentative, excludes largest projection)
Screen
(Touch screen)
5 inches (16:9), 960 x 544, Approx. 16 million colors, OLED
Multi touch screen (capacitive type)
Rear touch pad Multi touch pad (capacitive type)
Cameras Front camera, Rear camera
Sound Built-in stereo speakers
Built-in microphone
Sensors Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), Three-axis electronic compass
Location Built-in GPS
Wi-Fi location service support
Keys / Switches PS button
Power button
Directional buttons (Up/Down/Right/Left)
Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square)
Shoulder buttons (Right/Left)
Right stick, Left stick
START button, SELECT button
Volume buttons (+/-)
Wireless communications Mobile network connectivity (3G)
IEEE 802.11b/g/n (n = 1×1) (Wi-Fi) (Infrastructure mode/Ad-hoc mode)
Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR (A2DP/AVRCP/HSP)

The battery life has yet to be announced so come back in a few months for the official detail on that. There is no actual release date yet but it is tentative to be Holiday 2011.

Also, the new console’s UI will be called LiveArea, which has a bunch of vertically navigable home screens and built-in social networking (presumably through PSN). You can jump between games and the LiveArea without losing your progress and comment on your buddies’ great feats of mobile gaming.

A number of games was also mentioned/shown in the NGP presentation, here they are:

  • Killzone
  • Uncharted
  • WipEout
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Call of Duty
  • Resistance
  • Little Deviants
  • Hot Shots Golf
  • Reality Fighters
  • Gravity Daze
  • Smart As
  • Broken
  • Hustle Kings
  • Dungeon Defenders
  • Ryu Ga Gotoku / Yakuza
  • Dynasty Warriors
  • Metal Gear Solid

Quite a couple of big names yeah? It’s a pretty awesome list I bet!

Also announced at the event was Playstation Suite. It is a new software that will allow Android phones to be able to download Playstation titles and play them. It seems this feature will work on Android 2.3 and up (which means my current phone can’t haha!) But I don’t really need this as I have a PSP at the moment. These phones can access the Playstation Store and download game titles like Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy 7,etc.

Here’s what I have at the moment, there’s just so many things I can’t possibly contain everything but this is all you guys need to know now! Enjoy!

EDIT: Some game screenshots and vides can be seen here, credits to Endgadget:

http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/27/sony-psp2-ngp-a-closer-look/

http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/27/the-sony-psp2/

EDIT2!: Another list, time time the game companies who have signed on for the NGP at the moment:

JAPAN

  • Acquire
  • Alvion
  • AQ Interactive
  • Arc System Works
  • Arika
  • Artdink Corporation
  • ASCII Media Works
  • Capcom
  • Chun Soft
  • Codemasters Software Company
  • Crafts & Meister
  • CyberConnect2
  • D3 Publisher
  • Dimps Corporation
  • Edia
  • Enterbrain
  • FromSoftware
  • Gameloft
  • Genki
  • Grasshopper Manufacture
  • GungHo Online Entertainment
  • Gust
  • Hamster Corporation
  • Hudson Soft
  • Idea FActory
  • Index Corporation (Atlus)
  • Irem Software Engineering
  • Kadokawa Games
  • Kadokawa Shoten Publishing
  • Konami Digital Entertainment
  • Level-5
  • Marvelous Entertainment
  • media5 Corporation
  • Namco Bandai Games
  • Nihon Falcom Corporation
  • Nippon Ichi Software
  • Now Production
  • Q Entertainment
  • Sega
  • SNK Playmore
  • Spike
  • Square Enix
  • SystemSoft Alpha
  • Tecmo Koei Game
  • Tomy Company
  • Tose
  • Ubisoft
  • Yuke’s

NORTH AMERICA

  • Activision
  • Capybara Games
  • Demiurge Studios
  • Epic Games
  • Far Sight Studios
  • Frima
  • High Voltage Software
  • Kung Fu Factory
  • Paramount Digital Entertainment
  • PopCap Games
  • Powerhead Games
  • Trendy Entertainment
  • Ubisoft
  • Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • 2K Games
  • 2K Sports

EUROPE

  • Avalanche Studios
  • Climax Studios
  • Codemasters Software Company
  • Eurocom Developments
  • Eutechnyx
  • Exient
  • Firemint
  • Gameloft
  • Gusto Games
  • Home Entertainment Suppliers
  • Impromptu Software
  • Rebellion
  • Rockstar Games
  • Sidhe Interactive
  • Sumo Digital

One response

  1. I’m so excited. I am looking forward to seeing what she will give once in hand, I’m sure it will be a killer

    May 11, 2011 at 3:49 pm

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