Sony Announces PSP Successor
At the 2011 PlayStation Meeting event in Tokyo on Thursday, Sony unveiled the successor to the Playstation Portable (PSP) handheld console; the tentatively titled NGP (Next Generation Portable), which is slated for release by the end of the year.
The Initial specifications include:
Size: Approx. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm (width x height x depth) (tentative, excludes largest projection)
3G and Wi-Fi Wireless Communication Support
SixAxis Motion Technology
960 x 544 5-inch Display
Dual Analog Sticks
Dual Touchpads (On the screen, one Multi touch pad on rear)
Front and Rear Cameras
For those of you who like the technicals, here they are:
Games will be run on memory cards, unlike the UMD discs from their previous handheld. Here a preliminary list of games currently in development for this console:
Monster Hunter Portable 3rd
Lost Planet 2
Metal Gear Solid 4
A "Call of Duty" teaser was also shown.
Please note that these games are not confirmed to be launch titles; much like how loads of 3DS games we were shown aren't launch titles.
There is something I cam curious about...doesn't the 3DS also have a simlarly shaped control pad and a circle-shaped pad as the only controls on the left side of the console (Except with the 3DS, the circle pad is the one that's higher up), as well as front and back cameras?
I will admit though, 3G sounds tasty.