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Introducing the Next Generation of Portable Gaming

Jack Tretton's Avatar Posted by President & CEO

PlayStation fans across North America will be waking up to some exciting news tomorrow. 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).

Next Generation Portable

Next Generation Portable: FrontNext Generation Portable: Rear

When PSP first launched in 2005 in North America it changed the way people thought of portable gaming and raised expectations in regards to the variety and quality of games users expected to access while on the go. It has since become the go-to handheld entertainment system for more than 64 million users who seek home entertainment quality games along with access to their music, movies, photos and more.

With NGP we carry on this rich history of redefining industry standards and raising the bar for consumer expectations for what portable gaming can deliver. Designed to blur the lines between interactive entertainment and reality, the NGP will offer Wi-Fi and 3G network connectivity. The 5-inch OLED front multi-touch display will bring brilliant images to life and the multi-touch pad on the rear will allow users to engage with the game and characters with a simple movement of their fingertips. Additionally, services created specifically for NGP will be available on PlayStation Network. These services are designed help users take their gameplay, as well as interaction with other gamers, to new levels.

Next Generation Portable

While we here at PlayStation are thrilled to bring this cutting-edge technology to your fingertips, we all know that content is critical to the success for all of our platforms. I’m pleased to share that your favorite franchises will be coming to NGP, including Uncharted and Call of Duty. We are working with our extensive network of 3rd party developers and publishers as well as SCE Worldwide Studios to create experiences unlike anything else on the market.

Also announced this evening was PlayStation Suite, an entirely new initiative from PlayStation that will provide fans with the opportunity to enjoy PlayStation content on an open operating system for the first time in PlayStation history. PlayStation Suite will work with Android based, “PlayStation Certified” portable devices – including mobile phones, smart-phones, and tablet PCs – to offer “PlayStation quality” content to users worldwide. In addition to providing a selection of PS one Classics, we are also working with developers to create new and exciting content that will be available on both PlayStation Certified devices and the new NGP when it comes to market

I think you will agree that the incredible momentum behind PlayStation continues to grow with each passing year. While 2010 was record breaking thanks to an unsurpassed line-up of award winning AAA software, the introduction of 3D entertainment into millions of homes and the launch of our incredibly successful PlayStation Move motion controller, 2011 is already shaping up to be one of our biggest years yet.

Thanks,
Jack Tretton

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gold5225 said:

January 26th, 11:50 pm

Thank You Jack and SCE!

NeoRaidenX said:

January 26th, 11:50 pm

Here’s my bank account #. Just take what you want. Give it to me.

flyness163 said:

January 26th, 11:50 pm

Very nice announcements Sony, you will continue to have my support!

REMIX_26 said:

January 26th, 11:50 pm

I love you sony :)

edyrfaciola said:

January 26th, 11:51 pm

awesome, can’t wait to have one

V0L1M1N4L said:

January 26th, 11:51 pm

My body is ready.

dFUSE said:

January 26th, 11:51 pm

Nice! Cant wait to hear more about games being ps3/ngp synched, along with trophies :)

The_Apprentice said:

January 26th, 11:51 pm

WTB now!
GG Sony!

Busca-Cabezas said:

January 26th, 11:51 pm

Nice Pictures!! Thx Jeff!! KUDOS!!!

dFUSE said:

January 26th, 11:52 pm

Photos are set to private btw.

G-Force08 said:

January 26th, 11:52 pm

:)

I really don’t have to say anything….

Anddo said:

January 26th, 11:52 pm

Looking good, nice showing. I’m sold, now the wait begins.

CoolPrizes4Free said:

January 26th, 11:52 pm

AWESOME! When can I pre-order? :)

Bambillo said:

January 26th, 11:52 pm

I can finally go to sleep, good night everybody.

lcmnick said:

January 26th, 11:53 pm

Great stuff..but PLEASE stop using the word momentum.

It’s nauseating.

nino1911 said:

January 26th, 11:53 pm

i love you sony

Edd said:

January 26th, 11:53 pm

I just hope some of these community features come out on PS3 as well and are cross platform compatible with the “NGP” LOVE the new focus on community sony this isn’t just a step in the right direction, it’s a quantum leap.

TheGuardianFID said:

January 26th, 11:53 pm

You’re the man Jack lol, it’s beautiful, absolutely beautiful, nicely done Sony, SOLD!!! 8)

KARAMO said:

January 26th, 11:53 pm

Nice

ATOMS11 said:

January 26th, 11:53 pm

This is a definite buy for me!

stryfee said:

January 26th, 11:53 pm

did I just see rock star as a supported dev????

Busca-Cabezas said:

January 26th, 11:53 pm

Great Innovations!! Cant wait for E3 and the future of Cloud Computing on this systems!!!

ryuuk said:

January 26th, 11:53 pm

Omg that was amazing! NGP! Nintendo Got Pwned! :DD Btw anyword on pricing just yet? Or we’ll see at E3?

PunchoThaBoss said:

January 26th, 11:53 pm

Nice i can’t wait don’t dissappoint me with a crazy price point!

Nightmare142 said:

January 26th, 11:54 pm

Day one buy for me… NO PRICE?! :( Still happy to see the NGP awesome stuff. :)

MiszKratos said:

January 26th, 11:54 pm

Give me please !!! Can’t wait for E3 !!!

Neil said:

January 26th, 11:54 pm

I just canceled my wedding to buy this.

Skater_Ricky said:

January 26th, 11:55 pm

Sweetness! :D

Thank You Jeff for your Translation ;)

Glade to see a new PlayStation Portable will be out this Winter.

SONY Rocks!

Now for a Better Firmware update for the PS3 and I’ll be a happy PlayStation Owner.

Thanks Again Skater_Ricky out,

iTofuMan said:

January 26th, 11:55 pm

Are you guys actually going to support this this time? Im also assuming since this is coming out we will see even less support for the psp? oh well it would have been nice to play Crisis Core on my psp go…

I will wait and see how you guys handle this. I will no longer be a first time buyer for any of your products since you guys seem to always mess things up.

who knows maybe im wrong, but i doubt it. Your lack of support for the psp now indicates to me that you wont be showing support for this thing.

shystie1 said:

January 26th, 11:55 pm

Dear wife, I want this for XMAS !!!

Will it let me connect via Bluetooth so I can go online with my phone???

tk2012 said:

January 26th, 11:55 pm

2011 = WIN

bwhitlat said:

January 26th, 11:55 pm

Price and dates Please?? Please start Taking Pre-orders now, this looks great. Please have remote play in this and real mutli-tasking so I can play my music and game and surf the web and do other things all at the same time =).

Any chance there will be a new LocoRoco for this with the tilt controls built in so all you need to do is tilt the NGP (PSP2) and your LocoRoco will move and tap the back to make them jump? That will be a great use of your touch pad and tilt controls builtin and will also even make LocoRoco even better than it already is =).

x_Arpegius_x said:

January 26th, 11:55 pm

Incredible! That gigantic 5in OLED Touch Screen, 3G/Wifi, Trophies and Dual Analog Sticks really hit the spot. Well basically everything. My wallet has never been so ready! http://assets.head-fi.org/c/cb/1000x500px-LL-cb41418d_1291084097721.png

And89LB said:

January 26th, 11:55 pm

Sony, Playstation your awesome im buying this day 1!

Haze_OMGWTF said:

January 26th, 11:55 pm

thanks Jack Tretton
i really wanna see you @ e3 playing with this beast

terrasnetok said:

January 26th, 11:56 pm

i want see new media

The_Apprentice said:

January 26th, 11:56 pm

LOL I love the innernetz.

NGP = Nintendo Got Pwned.

FearMonkey said:

January 26th, 11:56 pm

Day 1!

Even if it costs five-hundred and ninety-nine U.S. dollars, day 1. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

bwhitlat said:

January 26th, 11:56 pm

Oh yeah, well played Sony, well played!

banok said:

January 26th, 11:57 pm

My mind and body is ready but my wallet is not ;(

StrykerIsland said:

January 26th, 11:57 pm

Stunning, great job.

If it has true PS3 connectivity, aka allows me to play my purchased PSN titles, I’m sold.

dragonleader33 said:

January 26th, 11:57 pm

Now lets see what the price is shall we!?!?

DarkJedi24 said:

January 26th, 11:57 pm

Well played, well played. :)

IceColdEskimo said:

January 26th, 11:57 pm

The hardware is awesome, I was kinda hoping for a slider design or something that didn’t look so much like a slightly modified PSP1. I still have to get one though =]

Kchow23 said:

January 26th, 11:57 pm

Only thing left = pricing.. if its right then this is a MUST BUY!

purplestream said:

January 26th, 11:58 pm

LOL @ #2. I just hope it has free 3G

ZeR_47 said:

January 26th, 11:58 pm

Dam you Sony first you make me have to plan out to buy all these sick exclusives for my Ps3 this year (to many to name) now I have to save up even more for this NGP ( Nintendo Got Pwned) which looks amazing and also you guys kept me up
stop keepin me up and takin all my money… na I lied keep doin it if you keep givin me these amazing systems and games
Sony your still the best company out there

purplestream said:

January 26th, 11:58 pm

or make it at least 4G.

jimmyfoxhound said:

January 26th, 11:58 pm

Price is gonna kill this thing… it looks so awesome though! PSP3000 on ‘roids!

TooLVolta said:

January 26th, 11:58 pm

this thing has gps, it allows users to see where you are and where you have been. a stalkers dream! 8) LOL

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