Sony NGP

Code-named the Next Generation Portable (NGP), the new handheld is set for release in the northern summer of 2011 and will include features such as 3G, Wi-Fi, a rear touch pad, 5-inch OLED touchscreen and more.


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It was probably one of the worst-kept secrets in gaming, but after months of speculation, Sony finally unveiled its successor to the PSP today at its media event in Tokyo. Code-named the Next Generation Portable (NGP), the new handheld is set for release in the northern summer of 2011 and will include features such as 3G, Wi-Fi, a rear touch pad, 5-inch OLED touchscreen and more.

The NGP wasn't priced, but Sony did release a range of specifications for the new machine. The NGP will feature a 16:9 5-inch OLED touchscreen, as well as a touch pad on the rear of the device which is the same size as the front screen. At 182x18.6x83.5mm (width x height x depth), the NGP is slightly smaller than the PSP-3000, but there was no detail released on how heavy the new handheld would be.

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Gamers who lamented the lack of a second analog stick on the original PSP will be heartened to know that the NGP does indeed sport twin sticks, as well as Sixaxis motion sensing built into the device. Other notable features include two cameras (front and rear), built-in GPS, 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.

The full specs list for the NGP can be found below:

CPU: ARM Cortex-A9 core (four-core)
GPU: SGX543MP4+
Dimensions: approx. 182.0x18.6x83.5mm (width x height x depth; tentative, excludes largest projection)
Screen: 5-inch (16:9) touchscreen, 960x544, approx. 16 million colours, OLED, multi-touch capable, capacitive
Rear touchpad: Capacitive multi-touch pad
Cameras: front and rear
Sound: built-in stereo speakers and microphone
Sensors: Sixaxis 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 = 1x1)(Wi-Fi) (Infrastructure mode/Ad-hoc mode), Bluetooth 2.1+EDR (A2DP/AVRCP/HSP)

Via GameSpot AU

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legendary posted a comment   

Powerful(Quad 2GHz),Memory card for games (instead of UMD), 2 analog stick, six axis, Bluetooth, Touch screen,camera. Theses features are prime reasons to getting it. Unnecessary functions GPS,Rear touch pad, E compass,3G.
Too much people getting iPads, Ipod touch4 and the 3DS... There are hardly any Hardcore gamers that play mobile games that is willing to pay as much as a iPad 2 or a low end notebook for this. This device is just raw power compared to any device this size QUAD CORE 2GHZ processor

 

gregory.opera posted a comment   
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"It was probably one of the worst-kept secrets in gaming"

'Cause all the leaked photos, videos and specifications were just like the NGP, too... Or not.

How can you say it was one of the "worst-kept secrets in gaming"? None of the leaked information was even remotely close!


Anyway, this looks pretty impressive and I look forward to its release... Looks like Nintendo has some serious competition on their hands this time 'round!

 

ARMed posted a comment   

The price will most likely be about $500-$600 with features of
-OLED-back touch pad-touch screen-3G-GPS-Dual camera
I would be happy if they removed these features for a lower end NGP

 

Noo.. posted a comment   

Not that i have anything problems with sony.....WHY??? Its a blinged up PSP.. I hope they dont upgrade it even more after this is released... Like nintendo...Nintendo DS, then Nintendo DS lite, Then Nintendo DS XL and Nintendo DS 3DS

 

Apples posted a reply   

The need to degrade this...Two anolog stick and Quad 2GHz with memory card as games is already enough in addition to the PSP

 

EffluviumBoy posted a comment   

Awesome. Although, how long are OLED's lasting these days?

 

rwm72 posted a comment   

Ok I was ready to be underwhelmed ... but this looks and sounds promising! Potentially awesome even? Time will tell, but great effort Sony!

 

. . . posted a comment   

Wow. The design guesses were really off, huh?

 

TellAllYourFriends posted a comment   

Looks and sounds Awesome.




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  • legendary

    legendary

    "Powerful(Quad 2GHz),Memory card for games (instead of UMD), 2 analog stick, six axis, Bluetooth, Touch screen,camera. Theses features are prime reasons to getting it. Unnecessary functions GPS,Rear..."

  • gregory.opera

    gregory.opera

    ""It was probably one of the worst-kept secrets in gaming"

    'Cause all the leaked photos, videos and specifications were just like the NGP, too... Or not.

    How can you sa..."

  • ARMed

    ARMed

    "The price will most likely be about $500-$600 with features of
    -OLED-back touch pad-touch screen-3G-GPS-Dual camera
    I would be happy if they removed these features for a lower end NGP"

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