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Next Gen Handheld Rumors by Digital Foundry (Sony/NVIDIA)


So it seems Sony will aim for the skys again on its next console adventure and I say bring it on. PSP has offered me the closest thing to mobile gaming that isn’t necessarily leagues below home console gaming. I like the fact that I can be awe’d by some of the graphics on the PSP lately.

So whether its PSP2, or some new iteration of handheld, I’m all for it and I’ll save up once we get news of it.

The image I used for the Tegra wasn’t specifically mentioned, but it would be my guess that it would be the used for the next handheld if this rumor proves to be true.

Speaking under conditions of anonymity, further credible sources from within the mobile graphics industry have provided Digital Foundry with further background detail on the raw technical capabilities of the new hardware. These sources, intimately involved with the alliances and deal-making within their sector, effectively confirm the reported allegiances between Nintendo/NVIDIA and Sony/IMG, but also provide a fascinating insight into the kinds of devices the new handhelds will be, and the power levels we can expect.

In many ways, the next generation of handheld gaming technology will mirror the differences in philosophy seen in today’s devices. Nintendo’s new machine will offer a modest level of 3D power using established parts, while Sony will once again be aiming for the bleeding edge in mobile performance, which could well come with the same kind of price premium we saw with the launch of the original PSP.