Today in Tokyo Sony formally announced the PSP2, code name:- Next Generation Portable or NGP.
It highly unlikely that name will stay and mostly likely would be called the PSP2.
The new hand held is due to come out in late 2011. though price has not yet been set, excpet this to be announced at E3.
The NGP will use a new game medium, Which means that the UMD form are long gone. The new medium is a small flash memory based card. The cards will store full game titles and add-on game content or save data. Sony notes that they’ll be able to provide higher capacity cards in the future to allow developers to store more game data.
The device also supports PlayStation Network Trophies.
The NGP contains a touch screen on top and a touch pad on the bottom. This will allow more control within games through “touch, grab, trace, push and pull” with just moves of the fingers. The hand held also comes with the much demmaned duel anlog controls.
The NGP has WI-FI and 3G which means that you can on the Playstation Network while you are on the go.
The NGP come will a whole host of new applications.
Games that was anounced to be realsied are very imprssive, from Uncharted to Call of Duty, these games being made just for this hand hled. however it has been noted that one of the game delevloper was able to port over a PS3 title to the NGP in two weeks.
The NGP graphics is on the same level as the PS3.
One the featuer that was roumored and hinted at is that a you could play a game on the PS3 then when you have to travel upload into the NGP and just carried on playing. This could be a very intresting feature but we will have to wait untill E3 ti see if anything comes of it.
Here are the Hardware Spec’s:-
ARM Corte-A9 core (4 core)
Approx. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm (width x height x depth) (tentative, excludes largest projection)
(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)
Front camera, Rear camera
Built-in stereo speakers, built-in microphone
Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer)
Three-axis electronic compass
Wi-Fi location service support
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 (+/-)
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)