Sony Announces PSP2 as Next Generation Portable

Sick and tired of 3DS this and 3DS that? We’ll now it will be NGP this and NGP that. Sony has announced their next hand held, Next Generation Portable.

If you’ve been following the rumors behind what was the PSP2, then you already know a lot a bout the NGP. The platform is going to offer PS3 level visuals beautifully displayed on a five inch OLED screen. Developers showed off many tech demos of PS3 games, along with some full on ports for PlayStation 3 games, including Yakuza 4, Lost Planet, Uncharted and even Metal Gear Solid 4.

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I hope you like touch controls, cause the PSP covered with it. The five inch OLED screen acts as a touch screen, along with a five inch touch pad on the back of the system. The PSP2 features six axis controls, so the platform has the ability to sense motion and the direction the PSP is facing. Along with these new ways to control, Sony has added a second analog stick to the platform. No more digital aiming in shooters on portables.

The NGP has a variety of networking abilities. The basic wi-fi is here and the platform is 3G capable. Live Arena, software pre-installed on the system, will let players learn information about games along with communicating with other people who have played them.  Sony is also offering some local wireless features. Using the preinstalled software, Near, players can see what other nearby NGP players are have been playing and are currently playing.

Sony will be using small flashed based memory cards that NGP software, save data, and add-on content can be installed on. Sony said that they will be able to increase the capacity of these cards as time goes on. Sony will offer the ability to download PSP titles to the platform.

And last, but not least, the NGP has a camera on both the front and back of the system.

If you’re looking for some technical mumbo jumbo, you can find that below listed under specs along with glamor shots of the platform.

Sony decided not to announce a price point just yet, but they did say that the platform is set for Holiday 2011 in Japan.

(Details Source: andriasang)


  • CPU
    ARM CortexTM-A9 core (4 core)
  • GPU
  • 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)

(Spec Source: andriasang)

4 thoughts on “Sony Announces PSP2 as Next Generation Portable”

    1. So just like the 3DS, then? hehe

      Yeah, it seems like both Sony and Nintendo don’t seem to care about price and battery life on these new handhelds, which is a shame. They both look awesome, though, I just won’t have the money for them for a little while.

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