So long rumor and speculation, hello official statement! Today marks the moment that Sony makes the PSP2 official .. umm I mean the PSP NGP (Next Generation Portable) as that is its code name. During a Japanese press conference they decided to let the cat out of the bag and all its specs point to it being a full on successor to the PSP.
With a real name and release date unknown they did go ahead and say they want it to be released by the end of 2011 holiday. They also have an incredible list of game companies actively working on games as we speak. Activision Inc., Capybara Games, Demiurge Studios, Epic Games Inc., Far Sight Studios, Frima, High Voltage Software, Kung Fu Factory, Paramount Digital Entertainment, PopCap Games, Powerhead Games, Trendy Entertainment, Ubisoft, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, 2K Games, 2K Sports to name a few.
We will be keeping a close eye on this one as news will just keep flowing in. For now enjoy the full hardware media blow out gallery at the bottom of the post.
Here is a list of the specs
“Next Generation Portable Entertainment System” Hardware Specs
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)
Screen: 5 inches (16:9), 960 x 544, Approx. 16 million colors, OLED
Touchscreen: Multi-touch screen (capacitive type)
Rear touchpad: 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 and left sticks; 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)