Sony PlayStation Portable 2, Codenamed NGP

by on January 27, 2011
in Gadgets, Gaming




Yes, you see it right! That is Sony’s next-generation PlayStation Portable, codenamed as NGP.

This new hand-held gaming device will revolve around five key concepts: Revolutionary User Interface, Social Connectivity, Location-based Entertainment, Converging Real and Virtual Reality. Rumours had that Sony will be unveiling the new PSP sometime soon, but they finally did it today in Japan.

PlayStation Portable (NGP) Specifications

Here are some specifications of the new PSP:

  • Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor
  • 5-inch touchscreen OLED display (960 x 544 resolution)
  • Front and back cameras
  • Dual analog sticks
  • Connectivity: 3G, WiFi, GPS
  • Rear-mounted touchpad
  • Accelerometer / gyroscope motion sensing
  • Digital compass

Games will be available on a “new media” and the display screen has now quadrupled the pixel count from the original PSP – yes, this is something big!

PSP2 will feature a brand new UI,called as LiveArea, which has multiple homescreens and built-in social networking through PlayStation Network.

PlayStation Portable (NGP) Specifications

PSP2 (NGP) is announced to to be available this holiday season!

Official Press Release below:

SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES ITS NEXT GENERATION PORTABLE ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM

Ultimate Portable Entertainment System Makes Its Debut This Year,
Further Expanding the PlayStation® Business in the Portable Gaming Market

Tokyo, January 27, 2011– Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced its next generation portable entertainment system (codename: NGP), which delivers the ultimate portable entertainment experience. NGP will make its debut at the end of the year 2011.

NGP is designed to offer unparalleled interactive entertainment that is only possible on PlayStation®. This new system offers a revolutionary combination of rich gaming and social connectivity within a real world context, made possible by leveraging SCE’s experience from both PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) and PlayStation®3 (PS3®) entertainment systems.

Deep and immersive gaming is at the core of PlayStation’s DNA, and NGP is the latest embodiment of this vision. By having both Wi-Fi and 3G network connectivity, together with various applications, NGP will enable infinite possibilities for users to “encounter,” “connect,” “discover,” “share” and “play” with friends wherever they are. Within the device are a range of features that provide a genuinely cutting-edge, next generation ultimate portable entertainment experience.
?Stunning OLED and Revolutionary User Interface

NGP incorporates a beautiful multi-touch 5-inch organic light emitting display (OLED) as the front display. A high-performance CPU / GPU combined with OLED enables rich, visually striking graphics never seen before on a portable entertainment system, for both games and other digital entertainment content. The new system also incorporates a unique multi-touch pad on the rear, and together with the front touch display, NGP offers new game play allowing users to interact directly with games in three dimension-like motion, through “touch, grab, trace, push and pull” moves of the fingers.
?Super Oval Design and Dual Analog Sticks

While succeeding the basic design philosophy of PSP, NGP adopts the Super Oval Design form factor, created to fit comfortably in users’ hands. For the first time, a portable entertainment system will feature two analog sticks, which enable a wider range of game genres to be brought into the portable experience.
?LiveArea™

Every game title for NGP will be provided with a space called “LiveArea™” where users can share the fun and excitement with other players. Users will have access to the latest information of games provided from SCE and 3rd party developers and publishers through PlayStation®Network. Additionally, NGP users will be able to view an “Activity” log that is constantly updated with accomplishments from users who are playing the same game, which in turn can trigger active real-time communication among users.
?Near

SCE will also provide location-based services on NGP as part of the basic features utilizing PlayStation Network. The new application called “Near,” developed specifically for this service and the network, will be pre-installed in the system to let users find out what their friends in the vicinity are playing now or what they were playing recently. Users can meet their friends and new players virtually, regardless of what games they are playing, simply by sharing their game information across different dimensions of time and distance.
?New Game Medium

NGP adopts a new game medium, a small flash memory based card, dedicated for NGP software titles. Taking advantage of the flash memory feature, this innovative card can store the full software titles plus add-on game content or the game save data directly on to the card. By adopting flash memory based card, SCE will be able to provide game cards with higher capacity in the future, allowing developers to store more game data to deliver rich and immersive games.

NGP will also come equipped with two cameras on its front and rear, as well as three motion sensors, gyroscope, accelerometer and electronic compass, all of which are designed to enable users to enjoy the world of entertainment that is linked with real life experiences.

PlayStation®Suite (PS Suite), announced today, will also closely coordinate with NGP. The newly developed and released game content for Android™ based portable devices can also be enjoyed on NGP. As a result, users will have access to not only the most leading-edge content, but also some of the more casual experiences that typify the mobile market place.

SCE will vigorously promote NGP towards the launch as the next generation portable entertainment platform and deploy various measures to further expand the portable gaming market.

Via Engadget.

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  • Well Sony PSP 2 Looks Awesome with adorable outlook and having some astonishing features and reasonable cost as well.. I am eager to buy this new PSP 2..

  • KroniK

    got a feeling the 3ds is still gonna blow it out of the water, but could be wrong..we'll have to see.
    it looks ok but im not too sure, the trailer didnt do much for me

  • Comp Kid

    WHEN IS THE RELEASE DATE????

  • DarkCrist_13

    i need this psp ngp..

  • General18

    nice but , how is it going to be able to fit in my pockets

  • Villiain

    It doesn't have to, use a backpack.