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Sony Unveiled Successor to PlayStation Portable

Friday, January 28, 2011

Sony PlayStation Portable
Recently, Sony revealed the first details on a long-rumored successor to their struggling PlayStation Portable platform.

An online news portal -, writes about it, “The next generation portable, code-named NGP, is scheduled to hit stores later this year.

Revealed during an event in Japan early Thursday, the NGP will feature a 5-inch OLED touchscreen, front- and rear-facing cameras, gyroscope and accelerometer, Wi-Fi and 3G support, and built-in GPS.

The device includes two thumbsticks, addressing a big complaint against the PlayStation Portable.

NGP will also introduce a new software format for games. Each title will be released on a small card using flash memory, and allow users to store downloadable content and their game saves on the card.

Further it adds, “Along with NGP, Sony also announced the PlayStation Suite, a PlayStation store of sorts that will deliver titles -- such as classics from the library of the original PlayStation -- to Android-based devices. The Suite requires Android users to have Android 2.3 operating system, code-named Gingerbread.

Sony did not offer details on what the device or games would cost.

The NGP enters a very competitive portable gaming market, with Nintendo's DS dominating the field and Apple's iPod Touch continuing to gain ground. Nintendo will release a 3-D capable DS in March.”

However, Sony had revealed features of NGP on its blog - It had written, “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.”

You can read the features of NGP at the official blog of Play Station. Announcement about the launch of Sony PlayStation Portable had been made earlier.


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