Thursday, January 27, 2011

PSP Successor is Codenamed NGP

It's official. The handheld that redefined the quality portable gaming can and should have, is getting a successor: Codename NGP (Next Generation Portable).

Sony has made the NGP a sexy beast, both aesthetically and technically. They have incorporated everything fans and even "anti-PSP" fanboys have been saying for almost 6 years the PSP should have.

Rundown of features, specs and games after the jump.

  • 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

     •  CPUARM® Cortex™-A9 core (4 core)
     •  GPUSGX543MP4+
     •  External DimensionsApprox. 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 padMulti touch pad (capacitive type)
     •  CamerasFront camera, Rear camera
     •  SoundBuilt-in stereo speakers
Built-in microphone
     •  SensorsSix-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), Three-axis electronic compass
     •  LocationBuilt-in GPS
Wi-Fi location service support
     •  Keys / SwitchesPS 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 communicationsMobile network connectivity (3G)
EEE 802.11b/g/n (n = 1×1) (Wi-Fi) (Infrastructure mode/Ad-hoc mode)
Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR (A2DP/AVRCP/HSP)

Games mentionned during the conference
  • Call of Duty
  • Broken
  • Gravity Daze
  • Hot Shots Golf
  • Hustle Kings
  • Killzone
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Little Deviants
  • Reality Fighters
  • Resistance
  • Smart As
  • Uncharted
  • WipEout