PSP: The Next Generation. NGP Technical Specs

Sony finally let Kaz out of the bag to announce the “NGP” Next Generation Portable which to us was the infamously hyped PSP2. Now we can let all those PSP2 mock up designs rest in peace.

Due out this Winter, the NGP is the official codename for now much like Natal before Kinect.

Important of note is that no price was announced suggesting that Sony is waiting for how much damage the Nintendo 3DS will do in March in which they’ll tweak their marketing campaign accordingly. The NGP does look to have a inevitably high price point. This device is packed.

“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.”

Here’s the interesting part. The NGP has a 5 inch OLED touch screen as well as a rear facing “multi-touch” screen as well allowing for touch gameplay that doesn’t let fat fingers get in the way. It will probably feel odd at first but should be come second nature like all touch devices.

Sony wasn’t light on games either. Looks like we’ll be seeing all the big Sony exclusive franchises making their way to the NGP such as Killzone and Resistance, a must for the heaven sent dual analog sticks on the NGP. A true showcase.

Key Features and Specs (PSBlog)

  • 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.
CPU ARM® Cortex™-A9 core (4 core)
External Dimensions Approx. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm (width x height x depth) (tentative, excludes largest projection)
(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)

The Games

* Killzone
* Uncharted
* WipEout
* LittleBigPlanet
* Resistance
* Little Deviants
* Hot Shots Golf
* Reality Fighters
* Gravity Daze
* Smart As (Editor’s Note: Smart Ass? Must be a typo)
* Broken
* Hustle Kings
* Call of Duty

We here at CtrlAltKill can’t wait to get our hands on it at E3 2011 up close and personal camera and mic in hand.

  • Gamer 2K1

    wow, brilliant move on Sony’s part, now we just need to see a price tag. Making it 100% like an actual PS controller would be cool to, but the touch screen does make up a bit.