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Sony Reveals Quad-core, Touchscreen PSP2

Aside from the PlayStation Phone, one of the biggest Sony rumors as of late has been the PSP2. We’d heard tons of interesting stuff about the device, a quad core processor being among the most intriguing. Today at an event in Tokyo, Sony finally took the wraps off and showed us all what it’s been working on. Meet the PSP2, codenamed NGP:



The NGP/PSP2 will feature a quad-core ARM Cortex A-9 CPU, a quad-core Imagination Technologies PowerVR SGX543MP4+ GPU, a 5-inch touchscreen OLED display (960x544), a rear touchpad, dual analog sticks, a gyroscope and accelerometer, dual cameras, an integrated mic and stereo speakers, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth and 3G. There’s also a whole new UI called LiveArea, which allows for multiple homescreens and integrated social networking.

Sony has said NGP will adopt a new medium for game titles, which it describes as "a small flash memory based card, dedicated for NGP software titles."

It’s too early for pricing just yet but we do know that it will be available 'this holiday season.' In other words, we’re not going to see hide nor hair of this beefy device until Q4.

Who wants one?

  • THEfog101
    Customer: "Hey Guys Look at that! its a PSP2! I want to have a go"
    Store Owner: "Sure just let me take it off charge" (Hands PSP2 Over)
    Customer: "Wow! this is awesome! Wait what just happened! LOW BATTERY!!! WHY GOD WHY!!!"
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  • mman74
    Dual analog sticks at last!!!! Instead of the rubbishy sliding pad on the first one.
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  • joytech22
    Finally! it's about time they started using flash-based storage to store games!

    The PSP2 looks like it's going to be a pretty good console, I hope they release Gran turismo for it.
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  • amk09
    thefog101Customer: "Hey Guys Look at that! its a PSP2! I want to have a go"Store Owner: "Sure just let me take it off charge" (Hands PSP2 Over)Customer: "Wow! this is awesome! Wait what just happened! LOW BATTERY!!! WHY GOD WHY!!!"
    You realize that more cores normally means better effiency, right?
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  • Griffolion
    I've just jizzed in my pants.
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  • 4745454b
    Specs wise its awesome. Battery life could be a concern. I'm also worried about this bit.

    "Sony has said NGP will adopt a new medium for game titles, which it describes as "a small flash memory based card, dedicated for NGP software titles."

    So games still come on proprietary devices huh?
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  • Griffolion
    4745454bSo games still come on proprietary devices huh?
    While i can see what you're saying, its a damn site better than UMD.
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  • Why are the cards for software at all, rather then selling them all form a single app store like the itouch?
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  • Griffolion
    ringiWhy are the cards for software at all, rather then selling them all form a single app store like the itouch?
    There will more than likely be an app store for minis and other little games, but proper games that have had major development are not viable for download considering they will be a good few GB's, therefore a media card will be needed. It's still far better than UMD and the best compromise between having physical media (UMD was power hungry and not that spacious as well as loud) and having an all download platform (see the psp go and what a failure that was).
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  • rhino13
    Probably a smart move by Sony shipping on a proprietary device.
    It'll at least slow theft down on the device for a couple weeks; at least until pirates start to engineer their own NGP writers.

    Same plan the Game Cube used back in the day.
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