NGP (PSP2) officially announced

Sony’s PSP follow up has finally been announced. Sporting some awesome specs, sleek design and high hopes, the New Generation Portable (as it’s called for now) is due out this winter. While a specific price point has not been mentioned, Sony have mentioned it will be ‘affordable’. Not quite sure what that means, but hopefully it’s 3DS style affordable – not iPhone, iPad style affordable. The new PSP corrects the original’s two biggest mistakes – namely adding a second analog stick and ditching UMD in favor of a flash based media. With 3G support, motion, touch and true analog control, this is looking to be truly a next generation portable. Epic have already said it’s 4 times as powerful as any existing portable – with power rivalling even the 360. Read on for the full fact sheet.

Specs taken from the offical PS3 EU Blog site.

Key NGP features:

  • 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 and video from the PlayStation Store, as well as all games newly released via PlayStation Suite.

Technical Specs:

CPU ARM® Cortex™-A9 core (4 core)
External Dimensions Approx. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm (width x height x depth) (tentative, excludes largest projection)
(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)

3 Comments Add yours

  1. DeadmanXIII says:

    Great potential for both new handhelds, this one clearly had the horsepower advantage but I don’t think we can under estimated the combined pull of 3D and Nintendo franchises!

    Looking forward to seeing how this pans out and where Dante is planning on getting both, I’m currently waiting and don’t plan on getting either.

  2. valaysir says:

    The 3DS totally doesn’t interest me at the moment. 3D isn’t a big thing for me and the games are looking a little lacking. NGP looks very excting. I’m not looking for innovative or new – I just want an awesome version of Monster Hunter and Dynasty Warriors on the go!

  3. BigBob says:

    The NGP is out this winter for Japan and America and February/March 2012 for us Europeans, as Sony Hates us for give them so much Money :-p

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