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Sony PSP2: Introducing the Next Generation of Portable Gaming

At PlayStation Meeting 2011 in Japan a few moments ago, Kazuo Hirai, President and Group CEO, SCEI, introduced the world to the newest addition to the PlayStation product family and the future of portable gaming: currently codenamed NGP (Next Generation Portable). It will revolve around five key concepts: Revolutionary User Interface, Social Connectivity, Location-based Entertainment, Converging Real and Virtual (augmented) Reality. It will be compatible with the PlayStation Suite. (Next-Gen)

Update Specs include a 5-inch OLED display with 960 x 544 resolution, dual analog sticks (not nubs as on the current generation), 3G, WiFi, GPS, front and rear touchpads, an electronic compass, and cameras on both the front and the rear. Oh, and the CPU is described as "the most advanced" in its class. Available this holiday season.

Games will come on "new media," not UMD anymore, but we're unclear on what sort of flash memory is being used. Sony's rather proud of the fact it's offering the world's first dual analog stick combo on a portable device, though we're more geeked about the quadrupling of pixel count from the original PSP.

Games being shown off at Sony's live event right now include Killzone, Resistance, Little Big Planet, and Uncharted -- with the latter serving as a demo platform to show off how the rear touchpad can be used to climb up some vines. That touch panel on the back is the same size as the front OLED display and is "mapped" directly to the game screen, which really should make it intuitive to use.

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PS3ROCKS  +   1767d ago | Well said
SasanovaS1987  +   1767d ago
they didnt believe me when i said il be sitting on the bus, take out my portable and BAM, ps3
SasanovaS1987  +   1767d ago
ladies and gentelman, 3ds is old news.
Rumor  +   1767d ago
$599 US Dollars XD had to do it!!

on the other hand. ps + android + uncharted + killzone = OH MY FUCCCING GOOOOOOOOD!!!!!!!
LORD-PHOENIX  +   1767d ago
backwards compatible plays psp games from the playstation suite

sony have pulled out all the stops
AWBrawler  +   1767d ago
don't speak too soon
half of the "new" features are old news to DS owners, and we have to see that price. Also those are no more ps3 graphics than 3DS is 360
Soldierone  +   1767d ago
As long as its not exclusive to AT T or tied to contracts, ill buy one.
LORD-PHOENIX  +   1767d ago
can i have a go of your nintendo handheld that has

two analog joysticks
powerful cpu
5inch oled screen
that connects to mobile network

pretty please?
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TheLastGuardian  +   1767d ago
I am going to buy this device.
I_find_it_funny  +   1767d ago
nice slick black *whistle* *whistle*"

sh!t is nice
PSP2 is the bomb, is that true sh!t

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Etseix  +   1767d ago
this hyped me real bad ......
AWBrawler  +   1767d ago
@ phoenix

you do realise aside from the 3G 3DS does most of that right, and has augmented reality. I find it funny you call DS outdated, but this is stealing from DS

at below
I am saying 3DS has gyro, wifi, powerful cpu, and it has augmented reality.
my point is that they are kind of evenly matched. its too soon to call doom on 3DS, because it has the advantage as of now due to a headstart and the eventual games that appeal to the masses
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LORD-PHOENIX  +   1767d ago

dont say it has EXPLAIN how the ds has because you sure have a different ds from the rest of us

im not bashing the 3ds its just that you chat poo

edit:about as evenly matched as a wii and ps3 ,i was set on getting a 3ds but psp2 has changed my mind,its a true gaming machine,two analog sticks,3g,uncharted and now call of duty has just been announced,graphically this destroys the 3ds, 3ds will no doubt sell well but psp2/ngs has just shitted on it spec wise from a very high height.
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SiLeNt KNighT  +   1767d ago
Cant wait to get this! sad to say it looks a little ugly to me. i was expecting a little more design change. psp could use a new image anyways. an iphone4 or galaxy look would have been soooo much nicer. the more i look at it the more im disappointed, i sure hope they do some minor changes. if it gets just a few minor changes it would dramatically make it look better. i understand it will be awesome inside but i like my electronics like my women; sexy AND awesome on the inside!

its still too rounded. give it some edges! and wayyyy too much bezel. cut down on the outer rim. do those two things and it will quadruple what its already going to sell.

if cod crap ops, or whatever cod game comes to the psp2 is a decent game, i think it will make the psp2 dominate the 3ds. think about sales numbers of black ops...imagine when its advertised to the general public (tv/radio/etc) how many people will get a psp2 JUST for cod. i know its not the 'top' game nor should it sell units but it does, and think about a cod exclusive to a handhelds sales numbers.

the android announcements is pretty huge too. wonder if they are referring to anything other than the actual playstation phone?
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Istanbull  +   1767d ago
OMG OMG SONY keeps amazing!
morganfell  +   1767d ago
Properly instituted, the NGP can decide the main console war this gen once and for all.
punkpop101  +   1767d ago
WTF are you smoking where did it say about ps3 graphics or anything about the ps3?
LoVeRSaMa  +   1767d ago
ARM Cortex-A9 @ 2GHz
Apparently its quad cored.

'The ARM Cortex-A9 processor delivers exceptional capabilities for less power than consumed by high performance compute platforms, including
Unrivalled performance with 2GHz typical operation with the TSMC 40G hard macro implementation'

Firebird360  +   1767d ago
@awbrawler, the video is not to good but are you kidding me?? From what we saw it looked exactly like uncharted on ps3!
Ju  +   1767d ago
3DS who? Are you kidding me? The 3DS has nothing on this. I am not even talking about the specs.

But that intro with the hopping ball - you guys saw that video - is totally cutting into Nintendo's market! Man, the game play is innovative with 2 layer touch. You can grab that ball and shoot it at the target by squeezing it with two fingers.

Or the climbing in the Uncharted demo. He used the fingers on the back to climb up the rope.

No, the only thing the 3DS has is 3D which you have to switch off half the time because it makes you sick.

There are so many more innovative ideas in the NGP that Sony rolled over Nintendo big time with that thing. I didn't expect this. But they actually showed games which use their ideas already.

All that with 960x540 half-1080 resolution; which BTW is higher than what the Wii delivers.

GTFO with the 3DS and this copied from it. Ninti blew it. This one is the gadget to look forward to.

Not even a next gen Apple device can beat it. Quad core? If we are lucky, Apples next ipad has dual cores...
RBLAZE1988  +   1767d ago
Dude wow i'm impressed. They're hoping to make ps3 and ngp (psp2) games at the same time so let's say you play uncharted or metal gear solid on your game to the ps cloud and continue it on the NGP...That is revolutionary!!! This is rediculous and as long as it comes in at 250-300 bucks it's going to sell like shit cakes...

Honestly the 3ds really has nothing on the psp2 (NGP)

touch screen, analog sticks, motion controls, rear touch pads, 3G, GPS, Live area...the list goes on but this is pretty insane for a mobile gaming device. A mobile PS3!!
darthawesome90  +   1767d ago
Love the dual micro analogs, screen, PSP2 doesn't look visually mindblowing but I'm not complaing (I intend to watch movies and game not put it on display).

Absolutely love the return of flash based videogames and the ability to play many PS3 games. Versus XIII anyone?

The only minor gripe I have is the placement of the dual analog sticks. I believe the buttons and the anolog sticks should switch places to make it more ergonomic. Day 1 buy if it's under $300...hopefully $250.
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vulcanproject  +   1767d ago
Its faster than Wii, easily LOL its quite difficult to comprehend that this will be considerably more powerful than a current home console system but it is by some way.

Price wise everyone should realise that this should not be more expensive than 3DS...Also if it launches with a 28nm chipset then its battery life will be significantly better than 3DS.
iforgotmylogin  +   1767d ago

just 2 analog sticks
high resolution screen
and a quad core cpu?

everything else has been done

and the touch gaming looks dumb in the uncharted demo.

Nintendo will win again

if u thought the 3DS battery life sucked imagine this.

im gonna be the rational nintendo fan here to burst all the bubbles. when the 3DS was announced the sony guy was there doing the same.

400$ minimum and we know how wise sony is with pricing.
darthawesome90  +   1767d ago
I'm going to absolutely love the PS3 ports and the PS3 like graphics.

For those that say that the PSP2 isn't as graphically impressive as the PS3, I agree but remember that the PS3 has been out for years. It looks on par with early PS3 games and I forsee the PSP2 matching the PS3 within a year or two once developers get used to the hardware.

Lastly all of the jaggies, lighting, etc. from demos and vids were made be devs within only 3 weeks to 3 months....will get better with time.
Pixelated_Army  +   1767d ago
Damn now I'm going to have to carry two devices, iPhone and PSP2. lol I think I'll be able to carry both. : )
--Onilink--  +   1767d ago
Well i looks really cool, and with great features, not so sure about the touchpads.... cant imagine many great features coming from that, i see it wearing out easily. As for the hole 3DS is doomed.... how is anything from what we are seeing diferent that the 1st PSP, lots of titles and then support faded, great graphics (at the time near PS2 level) and then people stopped caring about graphics... Its going to take a whole lot more than just pure specs to take over Nintendo's dominance in the handheld market. And i have to agree with the people that say there is not much diference between the 3DS and NGP, many features are the same, and as for processing power, just look at the Resident Evil games to see the 3DS has great graphics too, not to mention IT HAS TO RENDER EVERYTHING TWICE, any game without 3D could look almost as good as uncharted portable, im sure of it. What seems to be the biggest selling point for me is 3G but we'll have to see how they handle it.

Anyway, stop being haters and just be smart for once, SAVE SOME MONEY AND BUY BOTH
darthv72  +   1767d ago
that sucker is HUGE!!!!

Like they split a ds controller and put a screen in between the halves. I was really thinking they were going to have a nice small portable but this is good.

It will be like playing my sega nomad only with touch and dual analog.
sikbeta  +   1766d ago
The Most Epic portable gaming device ever created, NGP is THAT Awesome!...
TreMillz  +   1767d ago
ALFAxD_CENTAURO  +   1767d ago
Sorry for 3DS, was planning to buy it.

NGP is a better a choice for the Core Gamer, better Line up, and better Technology, better Connectivity and Online, didn't know Sony will raise the bar like this.
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Kors  +   1767d ago
The PSP2 - she is beautiful :)
jony_dols  +   1767d ago
At first glance I thought it has a lil ugly. But on close inspection she is abeauty!
thereapersson  +   1767d ago
Three words:
srmiller  +   1767d ago
Four words:
Gran Turismo Portable 2
JB071592  +   1767d ago
Four words:
Oh My Fucking God!
PHOSADRA  +   1766d ago
Two words:
Combo Breaker
meetajhu  +   1767d ago
Uncharted PSP2 demo is now live! ANd killzone OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG sony sony love you love you to the core!!!!!!!!
jony_dols  +   1767d ago
Rephrase: Sony loves and appreciates the core
Masterchef2007  +   1767d ago
the playstation brand is for core gamers. Unlike the other console that is focusing on the casuals (no i am not going to say which ones) Just my opinion
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Ravage27  +   1767d ago
couldn't have said it better. Sony might lose a chunk of the market due to the price of the insane tech, but this is really the best news for hardcore gamers.

This is exactly what i like about Sony :)
HolyOrangeCows  +   1767d ago
"5-inch OLED display with 960 x 544 resolution, dual analog sticks (not nubs as on the current generation), 3G, WiFi, GPS, front and rear touchpads, an electronic compass, and cameras on both the front and the rear"


"Uncharted PSP2 demo is now live! ANd killzone"
WAHT?! Where are you watching this?! I must.......urgh!! I must see gameplay1!!
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joydestroy  +   1767d ago
omg they're bringing Uncharted and Killzone to it. they're headed in the right direction. awesome.

and what a killer device the PSP2 is.
i'd like to know what kinda cpu/gpu they have in it.

zomg i'm getting one lol
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socomnick  +   1767d ago
wonder how much it costs, ill find out tomorrow going to go to sleep, looks expensive if its 500-600 dollars its gonna flop.
house  +   1767d ago
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nycredude  +   1767d ago
Flop it's way into my hands that is.
UnwanteDreamz  +   1767d ago
LMAO I can almost hear you bitterly praying it will flop. Let it go man.
jony_dols  +   1767d ago
You would have to be mentally retarded to even come up with an as high price.
Sony learned their lessons from the PS3.
I'd say they'll sell at a loss for the first 18 months and sell at 349.....It would be their most sensible option.
Joni-Ice  +   1767d ago
Socomnick is PISSED. LOL. Night Night Nicky!
colombiankilla01  +   1767d ago
@socomnick If thats you in that pic, let me tell you... you are some ugly MOFO!lol
Ju  +   1767d ago
Price is irrelevant.

Moto-Xoom: Tegra2, $699. PSP2 (Quad, twice as fast) < $699.

Not a gadget for every one, but on everybody's wishlist.

BTW: Sony will also release Playstation Suite, the virtual Playstation for all (!) Android devices. Only PSP2 will play mobile UC!
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Halochampian  +   1767d ago
its gonna cost a lot. There is no denying that.

Sadly I still want the 3ds and this! Soo much money!
CoLD FiRE  +   1766d ago
This is a comment I wrote in an article about mobile gaming:

"Mobile gaming lacks a proper device that has two PHYSICAL analog sticks to lure me in."

I was interested in the 3DS and now Nintendo lost a customer. ^_^

Even if it costs $500-600 it's still a better deal than smart phones which range from $500-1000 and it will play games much much much better than them not to mention that it will have REAL games.
scissor_runner  +   1766d ago
It's going to be a little more than an iPad. $499.00 to $829.00 sounds about right maybe a contract situation. That may stop piracy. This is the marvall chip and this thing is going to be super hot.

Earlier setups where 4ghz. Looks like they are trying to hit ds level play times.

It's hard to say what market this is going to be in with such a huge price and tech and possible contract. This reminds me of the game gear all over again.

It's weird but it goes up against the iPhone better than the 3ds which will easily get a price drop when needed. The dual analog is going to be a pain also. Watch, for it at your local store.

Same approach same results.
Shang-Long  +   1767d ago
i hope the go drops too 50 bucks now
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hetz15  +   1767d ago
can't wait for E3 for sure. And Kojima said a new project. new MGS :)
fanboi hater  +   1767d ago
Incredible Sony really
just_looken  +   1767d ago
i think we can all sing this :)

caint wait for this handheld
BkaY  +   1767d ago
one word


ohh and three more

"day fukin one"

lil Titan  +   1767d ago
correction Sony PSP2: IS the Next Generation of Portable Gaming. just a minor flaw
egidem  +   1767d ago
Simply put, NGP = Nintendo Got Pwned
DragonKnight  +   1767d ago
Lol, nice. Don't let the Nintendo fanboys hear you or they'll grab their Master Swords, Fire flowers, and Beam Cannons and come after you.
egidem  +   1767d ago

Let them come with their stuff, I have Kratos from God of War and he will frack them up really good.
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harrisk954  +   1767d ago
Huge win for Android...
The announcement of the cross-platform Android development is a MAJOR win for Google and Android. This is going to totally change the landscape in terms of what Apple is offering with the iPhone. And with MS trying to get a foothold in the mobile phone market with its new operating system, this is going to make it much more difficult for them. Apps, specifically mobile gaming, is a big factor driving the smart phone market.

And it now totally explains the new "Playstation Phone" that we have been hearing about. It is Sony Ericcson's Android phone optimized for these cross-platform titles.
HungPHATx  +   1767d ago
OMG is right ! Day one with out question ! Only a Technolagy/Hardware company can make cutting edge devices like this . another kick to Microsofts balls , Kevin butler says PEW PEW PEW
the_best_player  +   1767d ago
can't wait till psp2 gets hacked :D
jrbeerman11  +   1767d ago
hacking killed the first psp. Heres hoping that they at least stop the software modding of this system.

if they can prevent that, maybe a chip comes out for the super educated soldering mod chip users so they can do what they want, without game sales slipping like they did with first psp.
DragonKnight  +   1767d ago
Too cheap to buy games eh the_lamest_troll?
homer  +   1767d ago
NGP=Nintendo Gets Pwnd
the_best_player  +   1767d ago
haha nice 1
FinalSpartan  +   1767d ago
the power ! lol damn impressive
FinalSpartan  +   1767d ago
but obviously 3ds will easily win again lol
DevastationEve  +   1767d ago
WOW. They kept the form factor that made PSP awesome and gave it a bigger better screen, bigger better specs, and sweeter controls. Many kudos to Sony on NGP.

A smart move all around, and obviously going to be worth the money.

edit: i do think the volume buttons on top might be a poor choice.
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conswella  +   1767d ago
Sweet! There is no way this will start off under $300 simply by the front and back cameras alone, not to mention the other things. This is not an item you will find in the bargain bin, and frankly, thats AWESOME!
m2345  +   1766d ago
i'm so buying this. sony rocks.
morkendo23  +   1766d ago
lets hope security keys more tighter than ps3
no more geohotz an overfail team. would not want to spend most of my time downloading FIRMWARES on psp2
Jaces  +   1766d ago

This is going to be amazing. :D
fr0sty  +   1766d ago
battery life rated above 3DS' (4-5 hours, 3DS is 3-5)
better graphics than 3DS
better touch interface than 3DS (2 multitouch surfaces)
better media format than 3DS (holds more data)
better CPU/GPU/RAM than 3DS

also featuring:

Augmented reality (though not in 3D like 3DS, it has an advantage there)
PS3<>NGP cross platform play (hideo's next game uses it)
intuitive user interface based on touch screen
multimedia playback capabilities far exceeding that of 3DS (remote play into ps3, DLNA (at least via ps3 remote play), and sony's reputation for being compatible with damn near any format)

I want a 3DS, just because a glasses free 3D handheld sounds cool, but all in all I want this more. 3DS has it's work cut out for it. This isn't just "what DS already had". DS had a single touch sensor pad that wasn't even multitouch. this is 2 touch sensors that can detect multiple points at once.

that isn't even considering the built in compass, GPS ability, or social networking features.
Monolith  +   1766d ago
watch vids at bottom of page!!!!
The Lazy One  +   1766d ago
They are making a mistake sticking in all those useless features. They should try to distance themselves from nintendo. All they needed was the solid processor, wifi, dual analogue, and a touch screen. The flash is a sweet bonus.

The touch back, compass, gyroscope, 2 cameras, and GPS serve little purpose at all for their target market. The gyroscope maybe. If they released this at $200-250 it would be good, but there's no way it's going to sell for that low with all the extra stuff in there. That and that alone is the reason the 3DS will outsell it. You could probably buy a PS3 for the price of one of these by the time it comes out. In that regard Sony might have just released PS3's biggest competitor.
scissor_runner  +   1766d ago
That's what 3G is for. It could cost $2000 but a monthly payment around 150-200 with a limited gig usage and 2-4 years of usage wow. That is a huge profit off hardware before you even sell games.

What is sad is we all know 3G doesn't work every where. This could be a mess. For gamers complaining about xbox live will be a drop in the bucket.

This is a huge gamble and it like friggin Deja vu.

Another problem is it's a port machine again. Can wait to see every thing come together and how Sony is going to play this.
N4GAddict  +   1767d ago
SkyCrawler  +   1767d ago
Its called the NGP?! o.o

Cool beans....
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TANUKI  +   1767d ago
I think that's just the codename.
one2thr  +   1767d ago
It short for "Next Generation Portable" there's a live feed on ustream RIGHT NOW!!!""
silkrevolver  +   1767d ago
It’s (ascetically) literally a mix between a PSP and a PSP Go... and I like it.

OMG OMG OMG, Killzone, LBP, Resistance, Uncharted... (=
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SkyCrawler  +   1767d ago

(sorry for caps folks, >.<)
BryanBegins  +   1767d ago
Let's just hope those games are real, not like the demo of GT PSP back in 2005... and then the game disapeared.

But if this is actually the launch line-up (or first year one), this is awesome.
Exquisik  +   1767d ago
but GT PSP is real...
zen_hydra  +   1767d ago
Not to be a douche, but I think you mean "aesthetically", not "ascetically".

Ascetic - practicing strict self-denial as a measure of personal and especially spiritual discipline

Aesthetic - pleasing in appearance : attractive
silkrevolver  +   1766d ago
Yeah, sorry.
I just used the first autocorrect word I saw. haha.
BornToKill  +   1767d ago

duplissi  +   1767d ago
and maybe mgs4.....
TheHardware  +   1767d ago
Sigh  +   1767d ago
this is sex to my eyessss 0_o!
badz149  +   1767d ago
LOL kinda sad
but I get what you mean...look at that little MONSTER!
Dysmorphic  +   1767d ago
Kinda boring to be honest. The games slated for it are lesser versions of what I could be playing on a PS3. Probably won't buy one unless there's a broad selection of games unique to the platform. Then again, I've never been a big fan of handhelds.
NIRVANArazor  +   1767d ago
stop freaking trolling! it makes me sad u have the same amount of bubbles as me..

Below: its a portable system its to take with you.. sooo you shouldn't be playing it at home unless you want to.. and if you do dont complain that its just watered down and go play your ps3.
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Deathstroke  +   1767d ago
Don't see how that's trolling. From what I've watched so far it does just seem like smaller versions of what you could be playing with better graphics on the PS3. They don't have a strong lineup with this.
Dysmorphic  +   1767d ago
@NIRVANArazor: How am I trolling? Go take a look at my comment history. Oh right, I forgot; you can't have a goddamn opinion on this site without getting flamed. I'm willing to give it a chance, just haven't seen anything that truly grabs me.
UnwanteDreamz  +   1767d ago
"The games slated for it are lesser versions of what I could be playing on a PS3."

"From what I've watched so far it does just seem like smaller versions of what you could be playing with better graphics on the PS3"

You guys have a right to your opinion. I think some people myself included just don't understand where you are coming from. Couple of things

1. When did portable handhelds start looking better than consoles?

2. Some of the best handheld games on the market are smaller versions of console games.

3. All launch titles were announced? You are somehow aware of the complete launch line up? Could you post it?
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Etseix  +   1767d ago
Dysmorphic i think that typing -in my opinion......
would be better for you :) cheers
Dysmorphic  +   1767d ago
@UnwanteDreamz: 1. I never said anything regarding a handheld's graphical capability.

2. It's really disappointing if that's true (I'm not a follower of portable consoles) as I'd assume their console counterparts are superior in a lot of ways; so why not play them? (unless, of course, you're a person that travels frequently unlike myself)

3. I haven't seen anything that grabs me *yet*. Again, I never stated that I was aware of the full line-up.

@Etseix: I doubt it would make a difference; many individuals seem to have no knowledge of the word. :p
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UnwanteDreamz  +   1767d ago

You cleared up my misunderstanding of your comment.

The graphics stuff was directed at Deathstroke he mentioned graphics.
Ju  +   1767d ago
"I'm not a follower of portable consoles"

Why you are even here, then? Wondering...
Carlos_Irwin_Estevez  +   1767d ago
I totally agree the drawback to the sdk being the same this and ps3 is you will get huge ammounts of ports which is what developers want.

its not the best thing for gamers who own both tho, the machine is also not very portable and NGP better be codename because its dropped the playstation brand ffs.

I own all sony consoles, and i have reservations because its not going to bring in new consumers at all, and in the day and age of android and ios they need to compete with that market as well.

Those are valid points, just like the screen looks great and uncharted portable is win and call of duty will mean it will sell a ton day 1.
Dysmorphic  +   1767d ago
It's the same problem the original PSP had and the reason I sold mine. I might not like the DS but it's control method allowed for some creative and unique games which was enough to distance itself from other hardware.

However, the tech behind the NGP (horrible codename; why not PSP2?) is genuinely impressive but makes me wary of the cost. Being a 16 year old with no job has its drawbacks. :p
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Ju  +   1767d ago
You missed the second announcement, huh?

Sony brings a virtual Playstation to Android, called "Playstation Suite" - SW compatible with PSOne, and PSP2 will play all (!) Playstation Suite games.

Sony actually announced two (!) Playstation Platforms. One for all android devices (incl the XPeria Play) and a dedicated NGP; which is SW compatible to Playstation Suite (obviously. Android devices are a subset of the PSP2 - same ARM core, rest is just an upgrade to current phones).

Those Playstation Suite games are not current PSP games, but these are new Playstation Certified (goes through Sony's QA and license scheme) native Android games.

This is the biggest blow to Apple and MS - which try to establish the same on their devices since a while. Apple natively with iTunes/App store and MS with XBL for Phone7.

This is an extremele smart move on Sony's part. Exactly what I expected, TBH.

What I didn't expect is, that Sony really packs 4 CortexA9 cores and 4 SGX GPUs into that small package...
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scissor_runner  +   1766d ago
Lol ju 5-6 inches is not small. Man I hope they have new battery tech or a place where I can use a gas generator. This thing is almost like an iPad.

I think this may be used to keep psn user clean. More on that later still lots of ndas on this thing. A jailbreak to this could cause even more problems.
kingkobra2xxx  +   1767d ago
They Played MGS4 code at 20 FPS and looked smooth too. This is for a system it was not optimized for. Being first gen games, yea they will look a little worse, but there is no doubt it will match ps3, especially with twice the RAM.
duplissi  +   1767d ago
and roughly 1/3 to 1/2 the resolution to boot so there is less drain on drawing as many pixels (which in a screen that small is just redundant and a waste to have too high a resolution.)
Morpheuzpr  +   1767d ago
not to mention not needing AA cause of the screen size and resolution.
Ju  +   1767d ago
I think that was just meant to demonstrate how easy it is to port an existing PS3 game to the portable and to show how powerful this little beast actually is - scale it to 8 CPU/GPU cores and it would actually beat the PS3 (I guess this would scale easily - look at that size - 8 cores would actually fit into a tablet!).

The Uncharted Demo looked absolutely stunning. This didn't look like a port. It had new controls like gyro to swing the rope, revers touch support to climb up a rope or touch to climb over obstacles.
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BubbleSniper  +   1767d ago
nice1 with self ownage
TANUKI  +   1767d ago
Uncharted pic:

Credit: gamefaq user...
etowntwo  +   1767d ago
looks huge ... i would have rather they stick to the pspgo design

but definitely skipping on the 3ds, and holding out for this.

day one.
TheHardware  +   1767d ago over mentioning like
nevin1  +   1767d ago
No L2/R2 L3/R3 motion/tilt features?
Otheros00  +   1767d ago
l2/r2 or l3/r3 - no
motion/tilt features - yes
Front and back touch screens - yes
feelintheflow  +   1767d ago
Maybe a dumb question, but front and back touch screens? So do I have to flip the machine over mid game to do something? Everything sounds awesome about this machine, I was just wondering about having another screen on the back.
DragonKnight  +   1767d ago
@feelintheflow: think about how you hold a PSP, you have a few fingers touching the back there. Fingers that could be used for touch screens. I don't think you'll have to flip it over all the time.
fr0sty  +   1766d ago
L3/R3 may very well be in there, as for L2 and R2, the touch pad on the back of the system could very easily be used to make a L2, R2, L4, R4, and beyond. the touch pad is the same size as the screen, so if they put a button on the screen, you'd just have to press it from behind (as if you were pushing up on it from under the screen) and the touch pad would detect it and trigger the button push.

Full PS3 remote play is possible this way.
TheHardware  +   1767d ago
yeah has l1 + l2. and 2 touch pads in the rear of the device...looks sweet, accelerometer and touchscreen
nevin1  +   1767d ago
what? L2/R2 is there?
metsgaming  +   1767d ago
maybe they will use the touch pads as l2 and r2 ???
duplissi  +   1767d ago
i thought it was one touch pad that was directly underneath and the same size as the screen.
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xVeZx  +   1767d ago
its already been hacked i heard lol
joel_c17  +   1767d ago
I just came. Evvvvvveeerrywhere
Edit becaus of the psp not
The hacking
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ALFAxD_CENTAURO  +   1767d ago
Like 3DS?
RyuCloudStrife  +   1767d ago
waiting for the pricing... Im nervous..
Rybnik  +   1767d ago
Is it just me or does this feel a bit like E3 05 Again, except this time teh demos are all real and on live hardware. Making the significance of teh event, like about 10000% higher!
bviperz  +   1767d ago
Christmas can't come soon enuff. She will be mine, OH YES SHE WILL BE MINE.
Myst  +   1767d ago
This Holiday season!? That means oh god since I don't know the price I have to start making pre-order payments sometime next month. That way it will all be paid for by the time it launches. Still no price, but something tells me it may be around $400.00 :|
Soldierone  +   1767d ago
Im guess 250 or 300. OLED is kinda cheap and so is the other stuff by now. Plus they dont want it costing more than the PS3, that wouldnt make business sense at all.
zeph94  +   1767d ago
Well, if it has a free 3g thing like the kindle and is basically a PS3/webcam phone....its worth it.
Myst  +   1767d ago
Hmm very valid points by both, either way I'm still hoping to make a pre-order.
Arnon  +   1767d ago
That thing is a monster handheld. However, I'm not too happy with the line-up. I want to see a new Monster Hunter or Phantasy Star or God of War... not lesser versions of games I've already purchased.

I'm also terrified of the price.
UnwanteDreamz  +   1767d ago
Where is the complete launch line up? I missed it.
Masterchef2007  +   1767d ago
Yeah i didnt know that the released the list already. So since you have inside information what games are there for launch? We would all like to know?

If you dont give me an answer i will consider you to be a troll.
Arnon  +   1765d ago
Quit acting butthurt. Its an issue when you take everything to heart. What we've seen so far are only ports of titles I own.

Any criticism is considered trolling now. I forgot I have to like 100% of everything, lest I feel the wrath of butthurt members on N4G.
bubb13gum  +   1767d ago
Im the biggest Playstation fan
but if they don't change the design this thing won't sell im sorry. It looks like the original psp...of course we know the difference but the average Joe is going to walk by this. Sony Please change the design.
metsgaming  +   1767d ago
the 3ds looks like a ds also
Etseix  +   1767d ago
NO /
sporteous121212  +   1767d ago
I don't think there is anything wrong with the design of the NGP. There are enough subtle changes from the PSP that gives it a sleeker design and makes more ergonomic considering the multiple forms on input.
AWBrawler  +   1767d ago
if we look at the facts about this and 3DS
they are evenly matched, so it should all rely on the games
diehardgamer  +   1767d ago
lmao!!!! really? this thing has a quadcore cpu and quadcore gpu,are fuckin kiddin me
AWBrawler  +   1767d ago
not specwise
I mean they're features balance each other out, and where PSP has graphics, 3DS will have mass appeal. Open your eyes already.
Because they counter each other, so its evenly matched Overall. God, Why do Sony fans immediately think everything is about graphics
KruLLit  +   1767d ago
I agree with you AWBrawler, the sony fanboys only care about the graphics.

After seeing this I think it will be a PS3 vs Wii all over again. This new PSP will cost so much and suffer in sales while the 3DS will sell really good because of the casual gaming.

_I_ think the games for the 3DS will be as awesome as they were on the DS. The PSP did have some good games, but they weren't comparable to the DS. I'm calling out 3DS to be the winner of this match.

Awaiting disagrees from the Sony fanboys, bring it on!
jrbeerman11  +   1767d ago
the psp is a better system than DS too, which did better?

unfortunately the 3DS will sell more considering its nintendo and will have dozens of pet games and kid games. Handhelds sell more to the parents giving it to their younger kids so nintendo tends to appeal to the masses more. how many 7 year olds do you see with a DS?

PSP2 is another hardcore handheld (thank you sony for being our last hope, R.I.P. xbox) I just hope it sells more than first psp and doesnt immediatly get soft modded for everyone who actually bought it.

developers were turned off by first psp game sales so hopefully psp2 will do better.
blackburn5  +   1767d ago
I notice when people talk about the PSP2 just being lesser versions of bigger games they fail to metion that is what the 3DS that everyone is so exicted about is. Smaller version of same games we played already long ago on our older consoles with an eye strain gimmick.So could you stop the preemtive griping and disappointment until we see what else it has in store for us. The system was just announced a short while ago and people are already predicting disappointment. Killjoys.
duplissi  +   1767d ago
oh come on its a sony product, so the cool thing is to dislike it.....


in all seriousness your absolutely correct.
Ravage27  +   1767d ago
well said.

And the portable 3D effect actually comes at the cost of battery life (<5hrs from official Nintendo sources)
scissor_runner  +   1766d ago
Your failing to realize many ds owners will be new to the ports they are getting. From saints row to metal gear to most of capcoms hd games plus good old nintendo classics and newer nintendo games and then the handheld vc not some iPhone app like store gb classics you can't buy any where.

The cost of developing a game on this will be way more than the 3ds. Most devs will shy away from that.

It's not a kill joy, your still getting what you want" omg the specs" yet it would be nice if Sony would actually make a better plan.

This thing fits better in the iPad Vs camp. Cod may help it but I though that game sucked and you all where not going to support acti?

If you just wanted to cheerlead then maybe facebooks like button can help you out?
josephayal  +   1767d ago
Seraphemz  +   1767d ago
F*ck 3D...give me a portable MGS4 game !!!!
Etseix  +   1767d ago
i just can see it comming... ,...
Monster Hunter PSP2 O:

i will ask my gf to marry me if that happens . (?)
Graey  +   1767d ago
ha ha...

I bet she'll be looking out for that game lol.
Masterchef2007  +   1767d ago
wow now thats a hand held
Seraphemz  +   1767d ago
COD on PSP2 !!! damn... I dont like that game but it sells millions...
jrbeerman11  +   1767d ago
heres hoping that COD will be that boost psp2 needs in order to move more units. That way developers will make more games for psp2 therefore selling more units.

Even if you hate COD you have to be happy about it being on new psp, because the first psp was great hardware but really didnt have enough developer support to be the beast it could have been.

no doubt this is going to be better system than 3DS, but they need more games this gen.
Apone  +   1767d ago
Darn! Sweet!
josephayal  +   1767d ago
Fatal Blow  +   1767d ago
Remember i told you guys on my few days ago post psp2 will be known on the 27th now i can say i told you so
enkeixpress  +   1767d ago
It's so sleek & sexy.

And Uncharted, Killzone & Call of Duty are coming out for it, Wow.

It's mine on day one. I want it in my hands ASAP. :P
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