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Next Generation Portable (NGP): All the early details

Jeff Rubenstein's Avatar + Posted by Jeff Rubenstein on Jan 27, 2011 // Sr. Social Media Manager

Next Generation Portable: Front

Today in Tokyo, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. announced the next generation portable entertainment system (codename: NGP). NGP will make its debut at the end of the 2011, but here’s everything you need to know right now.

Key NGP features:

  • Multi-touch 5-inch organic light emitting display (OLED) as the front display
  • Multi-touch pad on the rear of the device
  • Dual analog sticks
  • Two cameras (front and rear)
  • Software titles on small, dedicated flash memory-based cards
  • Three motion sensors, gyroscope, accelerometer and electronic compass
  • Wi-Fi and 3G network connectivity
  • PlayStation Network access, including ““LiveArea™”, “Near” and “Activity” log features Trophy Support
  • NGP will be able to play PSP titles, minis, PS one classics, video and comics from the PlayStation Store.

Now, the technical specs:

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)
Screen
(Touch screen)
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
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)


Software Franchises shown or talked about at PlayStation Meeting 2011 (titles are not final)

  • Killzone
  • Uncharted
  • WipEout
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Call of Duty
  • Resistance
  • Little Deviants
  • Hot Shots Golf
  • Reality Fighters
  • Gravity Daze
  • Smart As
  • Broken
  • Hustle Kings

It’s still early going, so we understand that you likely have questions not addressed here. Details such as release date, price, and more will be announced in due course. We’ll keep you updated.

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+ Cat_Corye on January 28th, 2011 at 11:42 am said:

@Jeff

Here is a good question if you can find out for us, will it be able to play Netflix and Hulu Plus on it? or maybe Vudu?


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+ MadMeat001 on January 28th, 2011 at 12:47 pm said:

please at least 2 stick slot :)


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+ MadMeat001 on January 28th, 2011 at 12:48 pm said:

oh and dynamic theme would be cool!


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+ Fatalith on January 28th, 2011 at 12:58 pm said:

Will the device be compatible with android apps?


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+ get_smrt23 on January 28th, 2011 at 6:19 pm said:

please reply This is awsome but make sure its small enough for your pocket and make it connect to ps3 players and have a frends list!


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+ yayday on January 28th, 2011 at 6:41 pm said:

This looks great!!!Will this system have a huge game library like the older psps?Also will polyphony digital release a gran turismo for this?That would be awsome!Also the uncharted looks great but is this a new uncharted or is it uncharted 1 on ps3?Will this system be real expensive?Or will it be as much as the 3ds ot itouch?Also will you be able to thansfer umd data on the ngp?Sorry about all the questions.


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+ crazysteve25 on January 28th, 2011 at 7:14 pm said:

i say make it possible to download the umd games onto this thing…also what is the multi touch pad on back for?


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+ djodrey on January 28th, 2011 at 7:58 pm said:

They need to add dead space to there line up.


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+ cfapereira on January 28th, 2011 at 9:13 pm said:

Man, this little baby here will cost a fortune here in brazil, for exemple, the iPad here in brazil has the highest price u can find in any country that sells him. Of course, that if i buy this “psp2″ i will buy it when i travel to the states!


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+ jld95 on January 29th, 2011 at 6:00 am said:

Just thought of what is missing FM Radio!!!


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+ GUNBEHINDTHESUN on January 29th, 2011 at 7:08 am said:

I read somewhere on the internet that there will be software tool kit for developers that can literally let them transfer a PS3 game, to a playable format for this. Could you please talk more about this with more detail? If this is true, this would be one of the best ideas of all time! I would love to play my PS3 games on the go with full save and trophy support! It would be great if developers offered this option during a PS3 game sale, such as when a person buys a PS3 game they would have the option of getting the PSP2 (NGP) version at a reduced price or something. Please let it happen!


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+ GUNBEHINDTHESUN on January 29th, 2011 at 7:10 am said:

At #458

Yeah Dead Space and of course Fallout! ;)


463

+ Shadowsquirrel on January 29th, 2011 at 8:02 am said:

If they cant handle the PSPGo and its Digital media, what makes anyone think this will be remotely different?


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+ Ocelot476 on January 29th, 2011 at 9:49 am said:

Please change the HUD… The XMB was so perfect, and this just looks so unprofessional and messy.. There’s no organization what-so-ever. There’s games thrown everywhere, and all the icons are just in random spots. Where do custom themes come into play? Because right now it looks like backgrounds are the only possible option.. I hope you have something hidden up your sleeve. Take listen from your fans like you always do Sony, which is one of the reasons I love you so much, and change this display set up ever so slightly.


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+ warriormouse123 on January 29th, 2011 at 11:49 am said:

Please make this less than $250 or $200, don’t have the cash for one of your tvs and this. btw better than the ipod touch and 3ds.


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+ yayday on January 29th, 2011 at 2:14 pm said:

@461 yeah….just imagine playing gt5 anywhere without a ps3 or a tv.On a portable device!!!!!!


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+ yayday on January 29th, 2011 at 2:16 pm said:

@462 dont forget a gran turismo for it.


468

+ yayday on January 29th, 2011 at 2:21 pm said:

These kind of systems are why I keep coming back to sony and ditching nintendo.


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+ warriormouse123 on January 29th, 2011 at 4:58 pm said:

I hope there will still be the feature where you can turn the psp off, then on later, and have what u were doing still there. Also less glare would be nice.


470

+ kafbla11 on January 29th, 2011 at 7:20 pm said:

Does this mean Skype with Video? I would be highly upset if it didn’t.


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+ Tendo_Sumisu on January 29th, 2011 at 8:30 pm said:

backwards compatibility would be highly favored but i doubt they’ll do it. the most i can think of is if sony made it so that you could trade in your umds to either get a game or get the “upgrade” to that game.
I see potential in that product even if it might be a bit late sony must have have plans to challenge all.


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+ darhol on January 29th, 2011 at 9:44 pm said:

ivandoomer u do know that the u keep ur oraginall psp when u get the ngp u put the umd in the psp and i for got how but you transport the data to the ngp and it converts it to umd to downloaded game easily this technology started when the psp go came out look it up.


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+ ArvindraHerod12 on January 30th, 2011 at 8:51 am said:

OMG CALL OF DUTY, SIX AXIS, GPS, TROPHIES, GOD BLESS YOU SONY IM GETTING THIS THE MONTH IT COMES OUT… OR WAIT FOR A SLIM VERSION OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG MGO MOGO OMGOMGOMG GMOG G OGMGOMGO GMGOGMOMG I LOVE MY PSP, PSP2 GONNA BE BEST THING EVAR OMG OMG OGM GOG GN GNMOG MG GOG MGO GMMGMGOMG OMG OMG ONMG WOOHOO!!!!!!


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+ dj128 on January 30th, 2011 at 11:46 am said:

I love you Sony


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+ Savionce on January 30th, 2011 at 9:59 pm said:

[DELETED] sick! Can’t wait :)


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+ andreibumblebee on January 31st, 2011 at 4:15 am said:

It looks great, but I think it will be very expensive


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+ memortally on January 31st, 2011 at 7:41 am said:

NGP looks like it`s combination with bad ass tech and beauty of design but for me as a playstation fan the most important thing to bought NGP is not the games that i played on my ps3 before sure some of them are classics like uncharted and resistance bring them that`s ok but don`t take that forward i want to have fun with my portable system and ngp looks like going to be so much fun inside with close to move gyro , revolution in handled second analog , and track pad (man if devolopers use this correct this thing maybe change not just handled but gaming ) , OLED multi touch screen Near with GPS , front and rear cams Man there is so plenty of stuff inside it but i said it again i want to have fun with my portable with new IP`s and online capabilities

Can`t wait for NGP

NOT : Please SONY JUST PLEASEE don`t make it`s name PSP2 make it fresh and cool name

extra not : sorry for poor english – AND PLEASE ADD TRAILER TO PS STORE THIS WEEK IN HD (not the play life one the one which shows uncharted , resistance , gravity daze)


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+ killzone2501 on January 31st, 2011 at 3:05 pm said:

Please answer.how much money does the psp ngp cost when it is available for pre order?


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+ killzone2501 on January 31st, 2011 at 3:08 pm said:

Everybody agree the psp ngp is the same as the ps3 but it has more features


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+ riewest14 on January 31st, 2011 at 5:04 pm said:

Pretty much the most EPIC gaming system ever!!! So yea well done sony/playstation


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+ toadome on January 31st, 2011 at 9:44 pm said:

First of all LOVE IT, but i would add a couple things that would make it just about perfect:

1. U NEED i mean absolutley NEED to develope a way to convert PSP UMD games to the NGP without buying them again, cause i mean why would you want to keep switching between two devices when you could just make it simpiler and play on one instead.

2. Adding another set of shoulder buttons (i.e. R1, R2, L1, L2), this will give the NGP and game developers a wider range of commands and actions for different games and applications alike, as well as giving it that clasic Playstation feel. This also opens up the opportunity to convert PS2 games to NGP and posibly phase out the PS2 which, (in my opinion) is a little overdue.

Well that’s pretty much it, please tell me what you think. :)


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+ sider951 on February 1st, 2011 at 12:11 am said:

[DELETED]..whats going to happen to the UMD format I have crap load of them!


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+ R0n1n_76 on February 1st, 2011 at 10:53 am said:

I’m starting to feel like owning Sony gaming hardware like dating that hot person in school. You know they never really loved or cared about you, but Dangit they look so good. No backward compatibility for any “new” systems, but hey you can re-purchase titles you already own. I’m thinking it’s about time to break up.


484

+ tojum on February 3rd, 2011 at 6:17 pm said:

cool!

slimmer than the psp 1000 and 2000 and 3000, but fatter than the psp go.

I can live with that.


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+ urbinnation09 on February 5th, 2011 at 1:09 pm said:

It should flip open like the psp go it would make it look alot more nicer.


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+ alltehwomen on February 6th, 2011 at 11:10 am said:

This thing is going to cost a fortune and no mention of battery life = “holy cow we only got a few more months before production to figure this thing out…”

I’ll gladly wait 3 years for the inevitable price drop and improved battery life, thank you very much.


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+ darthslayer98 on February 13th, 2011 at 9:19 am said:

CANT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!
im preordering it!
any word on a umd trading program?????


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+ pappy2011gamer on February 13th, 2011 at 4:00 pm said:

Will you put back the old PSP XMB on the NGP? I really want the old PSP XMB on the NGP.


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+ fresh-man9 on February 19th, 2011 at 1:32 pm said:

wen is it comes out , i really want it for my beartday is the 14/03


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+ SlyCooper22 on February 20th, 2011 at 12:25 pm said:

im excited woooooooooooooohoooooooooooooooooo but wats the price


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+ Raioku-Sensei on February 20th, 2011 at 8:45 pm said:

cant wait for this batch of awesomeness to get in my hands!


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