Posted February 1, 2011 by Timzster in Columns

Crusader Scoop: Sony Playstation NGP – Official details, photos, and trailer!

Sony went off to an amazing start for the first month of 2011, most prominently by introducing the successor to their mobile gaming platform the Playstation Portable – The Next Generation Portable or NGP! What was formerly speculated to be called the “PSP2″ has now been confirmed and shown by Sony Computer Entertainment, and game sites like Kotaku were present to cover the press conference and check on the details of Sony’s newest portable gaming device!

What you see above is the first of a series of official pics released by Sony to promote their new baby. You can check more on Kotaku’s link of “Sexy NGP Pics“.

As for the specs of the NGP, here it is as posted in Kotaku:

* CPU: ARM® Cortex™-A9 core (4 core)
* GPU: SGX543MP4+
* External Dimensions: Approx. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm (width x height x depth) (tentative, excludes largest projection)
* 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?

Breathtaking specs, huh? I like the fact there is Touch Screen and a Touch Pad at the back of the system, as well as Front and Rear cameras! There’s built-in GPS and Wi-Fi location support, so you can literally take this baby on the go! Also, games were announced, with titles like Killzone, LittleBigPlanet, and even Uncharted in the works for this new system. Videos and demos were at hand in the show just to showcase how powerful the NGP is. Heck, it ran cutscenes of Metal Gear Solid 4 and Yakuza 4, which are PS3 titles! Now there’s possibilities for ya! The NGP will also run old PSP games and PSOne games via Playstation Suite, Sony’s new platform to let their software run on other devices like the Android and other tablets.

Kotaku was also nice enough to include a size comparison of the NGP to its predecessors, as well as mobile platforms from the competition. You can see the illustration above, and boy does it rank up above the rest!

Finally, here’s the debut trailer of the NGP! Click and enjoy dreaming of what this baby could deliver when it arrives!

And that’s about it! No price or official release date has been given for the NGP, but you can bet your socks that Sony will announce something soon! Stay tuned!

*Originally posted by Timzster in The Crusader’s Realm