Sony's PlayStation Meeting took place on Wednesday in Tokyo to finally reveal the PSP's new incarnation, for now code-named the NGP (Next Generation Portable).
It's powerful. Boy is it powerful - this puppy was demonstrated rendering games as capably as a PS3.
Plus it's got a massive screen, a left stick and a right stick, a touch-screen, two cameras and a rear touch-pad. Eurogamer later learned that the battery life will be around four to five hours, and we correlated all the known specs of the NGP in the same story.
No console will succeed without games, however, and Sony has those too: big first-party blockbusters Uncharted (demonstrated on stage), Resistance, Killzone and WipEout, as well as huge third-party support from Call of Duty, Monster Hunter, the Dynasty Warriors team and none other than Hideo Kojima, who's expecting big things.
It was an action-packed reveal, then, but one lacking two very important pieces of information: date and price. Whether that can stay under wraps until this summer's E3 - if that's the plan - remains to be seen.
News & articles:
- Interview: Andrew House talks Sony NGP price, 3G version, more
- Digital Foundry: Sony NGP analysis
- Epic: NGP perfect for Gears-style game
- Nintendo not bothered by NGP threat
- Simultaneous global 2011 launch for NGP?
- Sony Bend to develop Uncharted NGP
- Nihilistic Software behind Resistance NGP
- Sony: 3D not right for portable devices
- Sony: Why the NGP isn't a phone
- Sony outlines NGP "asynchronous gaming"
- Sony: NGP battery life "good, solid"
- Sony: NGP price will be "affordable"
- PSP2 NGP: What developers think
- Capcom demos Monster Hunter PS2 NGP
- Source: NGP battery life is 4-5 hours
- Kojima shows Metal Gear Solid 4 on NGP
- PSP2 NGP games sold in shops and via PSN
- How Sony introduced Uncharted on NGP
- Tretton on PSP2 NGP: Games are critical
- Epic: PSP2/NGP 4x any other "portable"
- PSP2: Call of Duty confirmed for NGP
- LiveArea UI announced for PSP2/NGP
- PSP2 games: the NGP line-up
- PSP2 unveiled: Next Generation Portable
- Live Report: PlayStation Meeting: PSP2 revealed
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