PSP2 is Here and it is the NGP!


Official Website for Playstation Meeting

Sony has finally spoken on all of the rumors as of late on the predecessor of the PSP and it is currently dubbed the NGP or Next Gen Portable. All I can say is we are all pretty astonished from what we have seen and the ease of developing for this unit seems to be a breeze since many things from the PS3 are transferred directly to it.

I will let the stats, games and specs speak for themselves and we will update you with more info as we get it. Follow the link for the info.

What we know:
- 2 analog sticks
- six access motion controls
- new game media (flash based carts)
- large screeen
- touch pad on the back
- Front and rear camera, with a microphone
- 5 inch OLED
- 3G plus WiFI
- GPOS
- 4x resolution of PSP
- Touch screen
- Touch pad on back of device
- PS3 quality graphics
- Released this holiday season, in Japan
- micro analogue stick
- downloaded PSP titles work on NGP
-16 gig internal storage
-SD carts

Announced Games:
- Killzone
- Little Big Planet
- Reality Fighters
- Uncharted
- WipeOut
- Resistance
- Hot Shots Golf,
- Gravity Daze
- Smart As, Broken
- Little Deviants

Specs:
-CPU ARM® CortexTM-A9 core (4 core)
-GPU SGX543MP4+
-External Dimensions Approx. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm
-Screen 5 inches (16:9), 960 x 544, Approx. 16 million colors, OLED
-Front camera, Rear camera
-Built-in stereo speakers
-Built-in microphone
-Six-axis motion sensing system
-Three-axis electronic compass
-Built-in GPS
-Wi-Fi location service support
-Mobile network connectivity (3G)
-IEEE 802.11b/g/n
-Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR

Other News
Eurogamer states there will be multiple sku’s, some without the 3G option.

Confirmed Devs:

Japan

ACQUIRE Corp.
ALVION Inc.
AQ INTERACTIVE INC.
ARC SYSTEM WORKS Co.,Ltd.
ARIKA CO.,LTD.
ARTDINK CORPORATION
ASCII MEDIA WORKS Inc.
CAPCOM CO., LTD.
CHUN SOFT CO., Ltd
Codemasters Software Company Limited
Crafts & Meister Co.,Ltd.
CyberConnect2 Co.,Ltd.
D3 PUBLISHER Inc.
Dimps Corporation
Edia Co., Ltd.
ENTERBRAIN, INC.
FromSoftware, Inc
Gameloft K.K.
Genki Co.,Ltd.
Grasshopper Manufacture Inc.
GungHo Online Entertainment,Inc
GUST CO.,LTD.
HAMSTER Corporation
HUDSON SOFT CO., LTD.
IDEA FACTORY CO., LTD.
Index Corporation(Atlus)
IREM SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INC.
KADOKAWA GAMES,LTD.
Kadokawa Shoten Publishing Co., Ltd.
Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
LEVEL-5 Inc. Marvelous Entertainment Inc.
media5 Corporation
NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.
Nihon Falcom Corporation
Nippon Ichi Software, Inc.
NOWPRODUCTION, CO.,LTD
Q Entertainment Inc.
SEGA CORPORATION
SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION
Spike Co.,Ltd
SQUARE ENIX Co., Ltd.
SystemSoft Alpha Corp.
TECMO KOEI GAMES CO., LTD.
TOMY Company,Ltd.
TOSE CO., LTD.
Ubisoft K.K.
YUKE’S Co., Ltd.

North America

Activision, Inc.
Capybara Games
Demiurge Studios
Epic Games Inc.
Far Sight Studios
Frima
High Voltage Software
Kung Fu Factory
Paramount Digital Entertainment
PopCap Games
Powerhead Games
Trendy Entertainment
Ubisoft®
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
2K Games
2K Sports

Europe / Australia

Avalanche Studios
Climax Studios Ltd
Codemasters Software Company Ltd
Eurocom Developments Ltd
Eutechnyx Ltd
Exient Ltd
Firemint PTY Ltd
Gameloft SA
Gusto Games Ltd
Home Entertainment Suppliers PTY Ltd
Impromptu Software Ltd
Rebellion®
Rockstar Games
Sidhe Interactive
Sumo Digital Ltd
Team 17 Software Ltd
Ubisoft Entertainment SA
Zen Studios Ltd

Gamespot Impressions:

The upcoming device is actually surprisingly light with the dazzling screen taking up a fair amount of real estate on it. The button and analog stick layout feels familiar and comfortable. The sticks themselves feel good; Sony used the term micro analog sticks and it seems pretty apt. They have the give that’s comparable to the sticks on the PS3′s Dualshock controllers which make them comfortable to use. The shoulder buttons feel a bit thinner than the original PSP’s, but work out well.

The touch functionality takes some getting used to but works well. We found that the front facing touchscreen was responsive and not as much of a smudge magnet as we expected. While there were Sony staff members on hand with microfiber cloths at the ready, we noticed that the screen didn’t look so bad after we played with the system for a bit. The back facing touchscreen took some getting used to and seemed to respond best to a light touch as opposed to our initial Frankenstein-like mashing.

Rumors
Eurogamer states that it has about a 6 hour battery life will be sold at a loss.


Written by: Eddie - Contributing Editor


  1. #1 by Baba0Booey on January 27th, 2011 [ 5938 Points ]

    you’ll see this guy first in line to buy one release day, so pumped

  2. #2 by Kane112 on January 27th, 2011 [ 32937 Points ]

    wow nice

  3. #3 by Oly on January 27th, 2011 [ 131640 Points ]

    woohoo… MY son just handed me his xmas list!! lol

  4. #4 by Oly on January 27th, 2011 [ 131640 Points ]

    Added some pics..

    is that an HDMI slot on the bottom?!?!

  5. #5 by Baba0Booey on January 27th, 2011 [ 5938 Points ]

    Oly: Added some pics.. is that an HDMI slot on the bottom?!?!  

    As much as I want that to be an HDMI out, i bet that’s the port for the cord to charge/transfer files, much like the PSPGo’s port. If there is some sort of A/V out port it will use that port. Sadly it does not look like a dedicated HDMI out port :(

  6. #6 by pedro on January 27th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    My jaws just dropped.

    This looks even better then my most optimistic dreams!

    Loved everything about it! (However, I wish I could play Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together on it… I don’t think there will be a downloadable version of it…)

  7. #7 by Sakinah on January 27th, 2011 [ 26489 Points ]

    Wonder how much this thing is going to cost.

  8. #8 by Ceidz on January 27th, 2011 [ 34082 Points ]

    Awesome !!!

  9. #9 by Blackstaffer on January 27th, 2011

    Sakinah’s got it right. The machine looks nice, but it’s all about the price.

  10. #10 by Tosh Hatch on January 27th, 2011 [ 1102 Points ]

    Just woke up, can somebody explain how the touch pad on the back will be used for?

  11. #11 by Eddie L. Headley on January 27th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    Its widely unknown…but they show an example of it here in Uncharted.

    http://www.computerandvideogames.com/285740/news/uncharted-psp2-video-looks-impressive/

  12. #12 by SicSemperTyranis on January 27th, 2011 [ 6405 Points ]

    Does anyone else hope that it’s backward compatible with the PSP?

  13. #13 by Eddie L. Headley on January 27th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    SicSemperTyranis: Does anyone else hope that it’s backward compatible with the PSP?  

    It is…thats confirmed. You can download all of your downloadable PSP titles to it.

  14. #14 by yodaddy on January 27th, 2011

    no phone ?

  15. #15 by derrickgott007 on January 27th, 2011 [ 871 Points ]

    Let’s hope the web browser is better than the PSP’s. Flash finally? One can only hope. Looks nice though.

  16. #16 by Tosh Hatch on January 27th, 2011 [ 1102 Points ]

    I would hope it has a webkit browser or even chrome.

  17. #17 by Eddie L. Headley on January 27th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    I’d bet on flash…this is cross platform with Playstation Suite for Androids, so it may be running a version of Android as its OS..

  18. #18 by derrickgott007 on January 27th, 2011 [ 871 Points ]

    Uh oh. Found a potential problem. The start and select buttons are too close to the right analog stick. My giant mits are going to Accidently press start or select in the heat of battle.

    At least they moved the power switch to the top, nothing worse then playing on the PSP1 only to have your palm turn off the PSP1.

    Sounds weird saying PSP1. Gonna hold onto my PSP3000 for when Gamestop has the “Trade up” option for the NGP.

  19. #19 by Eddie L. Headley on January 27th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    lol derrick… perhaps you misunderstand the size of this thing.

    http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/6506/sizecomparison.jpg

    look at that lol.

  20. #20 by derrickgott007 on January 27th, 2011 [ 871 Points ]

    @Eddie

    I’d still end up pushing it. I’m 6’3″ and I have giant hands. I’m an animal. Lol

  21. #21 by Eddie L. Headley on January 27th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    @derrick lol funny…at least the analog sticks are nicely elevated and actual sticks.

  22. #22 by Eddie L. Headley on January 27th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    oh…and I’m 5’8 with small hands and I’ll still take you…..lol :P

  23. #23 by premiersoupir on January 27th, 2011 [ 17020 Points ]

    odd UI, but it could well just be a mock-up. early days, after all.

  24. #24 by Eddie L. Headley on January 27th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    premiersoupir: odd UI, but it could well just be a mock-up. early days, after all.  

    yea there are a lot of complaints on it. While I don’t find it hideous….I prefer the cross media bar.

  25. #25 by Blue on January 27th, 2011

    the online is it with a phone company if it is is it coming to t- mobile

  26. #26 by SicSemperTyranis on January 27th, 2011 [ 6405 Points ]

    Here is a nice little montage of games for the NGP. Too bad it’s not direct feed.
    http://gamevideos.1up.com/video/id/32708

  27. #27 by Trieloth on January 27th, 2011 [ 3426 Points ]

    Looks cool even with the dual analogs! Price?…dont matter to me. Plays my dl psp games? Sold! Iam so excited to what people will complain about now. Iam sure it will be the price and that it cant control a space ship thats a hundred light years away.

  28. #28 by Jonaskin on January 27th, 2011

    Looks fantastic, I’ve only ever owned two handhelds (Game Boy Advance and Sega Game Gear) but got a DSi and PSP for my kids. Think I might pick one of these up for myself rather than a 3DS.

  29. #29 by xDeFcoN_2FasT4Ux on January 27th, 2011 [ 2160 Points ]

    OMFG cant wait, definitely buying resistance killzone and uncharted with this!!!!!

  30. #30 by Oly on January 27th, 2011 [ 131640 Points ]

    Where is the DSiXL??

    Eddie L. Headley: lol derrick… perhaps you misunderstand the size of this thing.http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/6506/sizecomparison.jpglook at that lol.  

  31. #31 by Kane112 on January 27th, 2011 [ 32937 Points ]

    damn it is some size. still reminds me of the look of the psp which i like

  32. #32 by Eddie L. Headley on January 27th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    Oly: Where is the DSiXL??
      

    yea I was wondering that as well.

  33. #33 by GTA 5 on January 27th, 2011

    It looks awesome!! Can’t wait the release!

  34. #34 by kennygk on January 27th, 2011 [ 24968 Points ]

    Anyone know if you’ll have to pay for the 3G?

  35. #35 by Jay on January 27th, 2011 [ 83111 Points ]

    derrickgott007: Uh oh. Found a potential problem. The start and select buttons are too close to the right analog stick. My giant mits are going to Accidently press start or select in the heat of battle.

    from the looks of it, the buttons are concave and don’t pop out above the casing, so there shouldn’t be any accidental button presses unless your hands morph into every crevice lol

  36. #36 by bunnyhero on January 27th, 2011 [ 1850 Points ]

    i wonder when we’ll here about the price. and more about the battery life. key questions.

    beautiful piece of technology though.

  37. #37 by Markus on January 28th, 2011 [ 4322 Points ]

    Can’t wait, I bet this will cost ~300$ at release…

  38. #38 by Eddie L. Headley on January 28th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    kennygk: Anyone know if you’ll have to pay for the 3G?  

    99% chance that you will if you want it activated.

  39. #39 by kennygk on January 30th, 2011 [ 24968 Points ]

    dang would it be a monthly thing like a cellphone bill?


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