Sony reveals the Next Generation Portable

At the PlayStation Meeting 2011 today in Tokyo, Sony finally revealed what we'd all known was coming: The PSP2.

Of course it's not called the PSP2, because that would be too obvious and straightforward for the games industry. For the moment, at least, you'll be looking forward to news about the NGP - the Next Generation Portable. That is apparently just a codename, but who knows - it just might stick!

The PlayStation Next Generation Portable

The PlayStation Next Generation Portable

Details are still being revealed in Japan, but so far, we can confirm that a bunch of the rumours and speculations were correct. The handheld will feature a high-resolution touch screen (and it's bigger than the one in the original PSP). There are also dual analogue sticks, front and back-facing cameras and a touch-sensitive back panel. Oh, and they've also given it tilt-sensitive SIXAXIS controls, too, and promised that the handheld will use flash-based media to store games and software.

On top of all that, there's built-in 3G and WiFi connectivity, and Sony are claiming that it will be "as powerful" as a PlayStation 3.

...and the best news? It'll be out in time for this holiday season.


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11 Responses to “Sony reveals the Next Generation Portable”

  1. Kingsley Foreman says:

    bigger screen, nice, ilt-sensitive SIXAXIS controls, nice, 3g nice, still painfully to hang onto, not so nice

  2. Djdat says:

    As powerful as a playstation 3? No, A PS3 has 8 cores…..

    • Mike says:

      The number of cores means nothing. The cell and arm cortex a9 have so little in common its not even funny.

      And if they do call it the NGP — that just brings back memories of Neo Geo Pocket to me. They were color and b/w competition to the gameboy and gameboy color.

  3. um says:

    so done with portable gaming

  4. evilynux says:

    The claim that it will be as powerful as the PS3 is ridiculous.

    While the GPU core (SGX543MP4+) might be better is properly used, a 2 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 (even if there are 4 cores) is no match for the 3.2 GHz Cell broadband engine (w/ one PPE and 7 SPE).

    Still, it’ll be a very powerful portable console and it’s certainly something to look forward to!

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  6. potat0 says:

    Well I’ll be looking forward to buying one of these but at the same time, I don’t really think that its a comparison to the PS3.

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