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Introducing the Next Generation of Portable Gaming

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Introducing the Next Generation of Portable Gaming

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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334 Comments

  • Thank You Jack and SCE!

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

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

  • I love you sony :)

  • awesome, can’t wait to have one

  • My body is ready.

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

  • The_Apprentice

    WTB now!
    GG Sony!

  • Busca-Cabezas

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

  • Photos are set to private btw.

  • :)

    I really don’t have to say anything….

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

  • CoolPrizes4Free

    AWESOME! When can I pre-order? :)

  • I can finally go to sleep, good night everybody.

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

    It’s nauseating.

  • i love you sony

  • 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

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

  • This is a definite buy for me!

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

  • Busca-Cabezas

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

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

  • PunchoThaBoss

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

  • Nightmare142

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

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

  • I just canceled my wedding to buy this.

  • Skater_Ricky

    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,

  • 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.

  • Dear wife, I want this for XMAS !!!

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

  • 2011 = WIN

  • 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

    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

  • Sony, Playstation your awesome im buying this day 1!

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

  • i want see new media

  • The_Apprentice

    LOL I love the innernetz.

    NGP = Nintendo Got Pwned.

  • Day 1!

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

  • Oh yeah, well played Sony, well played!

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

  • StrykerIsland

    Stunning, great job.

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

  • dragonleader33

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

  • Well played, well played. :)

  • IceColdEskimo

    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 =]

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

  • purplestream

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

  • 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

    or make it at least 4G.

  • jimmyfoxhound

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

  • 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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