The NGP: Playstation’s Newest Big Gun.

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.  The screen uses a multi-touch 5-inch organic light emitting display (OLED) display at 960×544 resolution that can display as many as 16 million colors.  The front of the NGP features dual analog sticks, a camera, built-in stereo speakers and a built-in microphone. The rear of the device has a multi-touch pad and a camera.  The NGP will be able to connect to the internet and the PlayStation Store using Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity.  Sony announced they are developing games based on a number of franchises including Uncharted, LittleBigPlanet, Call of Duty, Resistance, Killzone and WipEout.  Kazuo Hirai, head of Sony’s gaming division, did not release a price or if the release plans for the machine during a news conference at a Tokyo hotel on Thursday.  Also announced was the PlayStation Suite. This new initiative by Sony will provide the opportunity to enjoy PlayStation content on Android based mobile phones, smart phones and tablet PCs. A selection of PS one Classics and new content will be available from the Suite.  All content available in the Suite will also be able to be played on the NGP.

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.
 

 

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