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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Sony's new NGP aka:PSP2

At a Thursday morning press conference in Tokyo, Sony took the veil off of its long-rumored successor to the PSP. Codenamed Next Generation Portable, or NGP, the unit at first glance looks very much like the original PSP, but with a more rounded form factor and two analog joysticks. It will run on a four-core ARM Cortex A9 CPU..

The NGP boasts a lot of new features to give justice to its current name, among them are:

  • 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

During the event, Sony also showed off a two-minute vid that displays the tech and features of their new system. Yes there will be Trophy support, PlayStation Network access, touch screen controls, and various social components. With the gyroscope, accelerometer, and the electronic compass, there will also be motion-based controls.

NGP Specs:


  • ARM® Cortex™-A9 core (4 core)

  • SGX543MP4+
External Dimensions

  • 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

  • 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)


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