Sony has finally unveiled their next gen PSP handheld console, but not as PSP2, the next generation PSP has been codenamed as NGP which stand for Next Gen Portable.
Sony NGP, unlike its predecessor, it has two analog sticks like on their DualShock 3 controller, about 4 times better processor and display performance and with two touchscreen interfaces with one of them installed at the rear side (touchpad).
For the details, Sony NGP is featuring:
- Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor
- 5-inch touchscreen OLED display with 960 x 544 resolution
- dual analog sticks
- 3G support for online/social interaction
- WiFi connectivity to local wireless network
- GPS for geo tagging or any other function (depend on the Apps)
- a rear touchpad
- Accelerometer and Gyroscope motion sensing (similar to PS Move)
- Electronic Compass
- Front-facing and Rear-facing camera
Sony NGP is all about the Revolutionary User Interface, Social Connectivity, Location-based Entertainment, Converging Real and Virtual (augmented) Reality. The system is featuring a new UI called LiveArea, where the home screen items are arranged in vertical manner and there is a built-in social networking via PSN.
Sony NGP is really one hell fast and strong handheld gaming console that has totally blown Nintendo 3DS away. According to the claims, this Sony NGP is as strong as PS3 machine. The demo has shown that NGP capable of playing games like Uncharted and Killzone, as well as MGS4 which has been ported to NGP system with lower frame rate.
It’s an amazing product for Sony. However, there is no further detail on the pricing yet. But judging from the Spartan-strong specification, this golden boy should cost you at least a price of a super phone (above $600 or $700). Also, it’s expect that you can grab one of this Sony NGP in this year’s holiday season. Can’t wait for it!
You can head on to Engadget for more detail information with live show and snapshots from Japan.