I’ve been a fan of Sony, or specifically the PSP ever since the very first portable came out!, was thrilled to get one even tho it coasted me over 200 bucks!.

I bought the successor of the PSP 1000, got the 2000, sold the first one although I was a fan and told myself that I would keep every handheld I bought from them, but time changed so as my impressions of such device. More disappointment came when the PSP GO was revealed, nice new sleekly look, the slide action was awesome, but I had lots of trouble with the L and R button. Now that I remembered reviewing the PSP GO in this blog, the post is here, I made changes on it every other month and probably gave it as the worst handheld of a successor which could’ve been made much better.

Now, coming to talk about the PSP 2!, Now We’re Talking About The Next Generation Of The Portable Gaming War! :). YEAH, I WANT SOME ACTION!!!.

Now that’s something sexy right there!. Every rumor I read and heard about became a reality when the codenamed Next Generation Portable (NGP, AKA PSP2) became a reality by being revealed at the Sony Tokyo Event today. From the OLED touch Screen that’s actually bigger than the original PSP. Tilt sensitive, SIXAXIS Control, Dual analog stick, front and rear facing cameras and a touch sensitive back panel.

Sony said: “NGP adopts a new game medium, a small flash memory based card, dedicated for NGP software titles. Taking advantage of the flash memory feature, this innovative card can store the full software titles plus add-on game content or the game save data directly on to the card. By adopting flash memory based card, SCE will be able to provide game cards with higher capacity in the future, allowing developers to store more game data to deliver rich and immersive games.” BYE BYE UMD!!!

THE GOODS:

CPU: ARM® Cortex™-A9 core (4 core).
GPU: SGX543MP4+.
External Dimensions: Approx. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm (width x height x depth) (tentative, excludes largest projection).
Rear touch pad: 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 stick, Left stick, 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.

The new UI will be called Live Area, it will have social networking through PLaystation Network, You can switch between it and playing a game easily, progress isn’t lost. Great feature.

THE PLAYABLE:

Sony showed off some new games on the event like Little Deviants, Reality Fighters and Gravity Daze. And new Playstation franchises like Uncharted, Killzone, WipeOut, Resistance, LittleBigPlanet, Hustle Kings, Hot Shots Golf.

Sony said that it will also have PS1 playback, also the original downloadable PSP titles.
Third parties showed demonstrations of Yakuza 4 and Metal Gear Solid 4 running on the device. One of the most exciting reveals as well was by Activision announcing a Call of Duty for the new PSP :).
When Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns Of The Patriots was demonstrated by the Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima running on the PSP2, it looked almost as awesome as its console brother. “This game used the model data and environments from PS3, and it was exported directly to NGP,” Kojima said, then added “On NGP, we can enjoy the same quality as the PS3.”

Price: No price tag yet!

Comparison:

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