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Hold Off Your Hand-Held Gaming Purchases, The Sony PSP2 Is On The Way!

Sony PSP2 in the works, codename NGP

A new Sony portable gaming system is on the way, and it is code named the NGP. If you were thinking about a new PSP, Nintendo DS, or other portable gaming device, you might want to wait.  Sony just announced that they are in the later stages of development of the next generation Play Station Portable.  The announcement took place this morning at PlayStation Meeting 2011 in Tokyo, Japan.  Read on for more details and a few pictures…

The NGA (PSP2) is going to be packing a lot more power than other devices that you see on the market, and most specifically the latest PSP (Go, or 3000).  Apparently it’s graphic processing ability is similar to that of the Xbox 360.  For full details, we’ve listed the specs and compared them at the bottom of this post.  The big points here are that the “NGP will be able to play PSP titles, [PSP] minis, [PSOne] classics, video and comics from the PlayStation Store.”  Yes!  Backwards compatibility, perfect.

In the mean time, lets look at the eye candy straight from Sony’s PSmeeting gallery.sony psp2 front

sony psp2 back

sony psp2 touch screen

How Does The NGP Stack Up To the Old PSP?

If you’re interested in the specs, we pulled Sony’s new spec list and compared it to that of the PSP (3000 platform).  Clearly after looking at the specs, it is no contest.

PSP 2 (NGP) PSP Original (3000 edition)
CPU ARM® Cortex™-A9 core (4 core) MIPS R4000-based; clocked from 1 to 333 MHz (1 core, sorta)
GPU (video card) SGX543MP4+ 111MHZ embeded
Dimensions 7.1 x 0.7 x 3.3 inches
(width x height x depth)

Metric: 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm

6.7 x 2.7 x 7 inches
(width x height x depth)
Screen 5 inches (16:9)
960 x 544 resolution
OLED
Multi touch screen (capacitive type)
4.3 inch (16:9)
480 x 272 resolution
TFT
Rear Touch pad Multi touch pad (capacitive type)
Cameras Front camera, Rear camera
Sound Built-in stereo speakers
Built-in microphone
Built-in stereo speakers
Built-in microphone
Motion Sense Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), Three-axis electronic compass
Battery to be determined 1200mAh-1800mAh
Geolocation Built-in GPS
Wi-Fi location service support
Physical Buttons 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 (+/-)
PS button
Directional buttons (Up/Down/Right/Left)
Analog Stick
Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square)
START button, SELECT button,
POWER/HOLD switch, WLAN switch
Display button, Sound button
Volume buttons (+/-)
Connectivity 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)
Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11b) (Wi-Fi)
High Speed (USB2.0) (mini-B)
Analog Video Out

Conclusion

The good news is, we have an awesome mobile gaming platform to look forward to from Sony.  The bad news is that we won’t be seeing it anytime soon; Sony figures that release will happen sometime closer to 2012 or towards the end of 2011.  So, if you can wait that long – this might be a groovy little gadget to pick up instead of whatever is available at the store today.  We aren’t sure what the cost of this system will be, but we do know one thing for sure and that is the cost of old PSP is going to drop when this baby comes out.

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3 Responses to Hold Off Your Hand-Held Gaming Purchases, The Sony PSP2 Is On The Way!

  1. iKlsR January 28, 2011 at 11:50 pm #

    i own a psp 3001. i love it, this new psp now has two analog sticks. there will be alot to look forward to. can’t wait! the specs on the ngp are really good. 🙂

  2. iKlsR February 20, 2011 at 9:02 am #

    mind posting a link to that website. Most likely an admin here will see it. thanks.

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