It’s official! – PSP2 or NGP (Next Generation Portable) is coming this year

Sony has unveiled the the long rumoured to the PSP2 which they are in fact calling by codenamed the Next Generation Portable (NGN). The new console features dual analogue sticks, rear touchpad, Sixaxis motion control, a three axis compass and 3G and wifi support.

It also features a new cartridge style media slot replacing the original UMD format. Their is also the familiar Dpad and PlayStation buttons, a 5 inch multi-touch OLED display said to be four times the resolution of the PSP and front and rear cameras.

Sony say the new hand held system is due for release during the Christmas holiday season this year.

Check out these impressive hardware Specs. My only worry is that for all this kit the price has got to be huge. If the 3DS is going for £219.99 in the UK and$249.99 in the US then I wont be surprised if the NGP comes in at more.

CPU:

ARM Corte-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)

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One comment

  1. Looks good…. shall def be keeping my eye on this….. esp with mobile gaming beginning to really take off thanks to Angry Birds, but it’s all gonna be about the price…. Come a long way since the Lynx Hand Held….. or am I showing my age there….

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