Code-named NGP (Next Gerneration Portable) this successor to the PSP was announced at the PlayStation meeting in Tokyo. I’ve always been in Nintendo’s corner when it comes to handheld gaming but Sony’s NGP does turn my head a bit.
No word on a price or a release date yet.
Here are some features and specs…
|CPU||ARM® Cortex™-A9 core (4 core)|
|External Dimensions||Approx. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm (width x height x depth) (tentative, excludes largest projection)|
|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
|Sensors||Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), Three-axis electronic compass|
Wi-Fi location service support
|Keys / Switches||PS 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）
Now I don’t do a ton of handheld gaming. But for those who do I’d say this upcoming portable looks epic. The graphics look stunning and you’ll be able to carry around games like Uncharted and Little Big Planet. The device will also support the PlayStation Trophy system so you’ll be able to earn on the go!
Thoughts on this announcement? Planing to get your hands on one?