Sony Announces "NEXT GENERATION PORTABLE" Game Console
Sony Announces NEXT GENERATION PORTABLE
Sony officially announced a new portable gaming system in Tokyo this afternoon, codenaming the machine the "Next Generation Portable (NGP)."
The evolution of the PlayStation Portable had to be a big leap, with Sony's first attempt at changing the PSP, the "Go," being lambasted by most critics and by consumers. In addition, Sony's main competitor in the portable console market, Nintendo, has a major revision coming this year with their 3DS handheld.
Boasting an OLED screen, a powerful processor, two touch screens, two analog sticks, gyroscope and accelerometer controls, Wi-Fi, 3G, GPS, Bluetooth, two cameras, and a new flash card storage system, this is definitely a system that tech-heads can drool over with ease. What it means to the rest of the gaming population is very pretty (Sony promises near-PlayStation 3 graphics) games with more ways to interact than ever before.
As for those PSone games, they have a new delivery system called PlayStation Suite. In addition to the NGP, PlayStation Suite will be available on Android-powered cell phones and tablet devices. This marks the first time Sony will offer hardware-neutral games, though few details were offered on this system so far.
No price point or official name was announced for the NGP in the initial announcement.