PSP2 Revealed! Codename “NGP”

January 27, 2011


The wait is over everyone…the long rumored PSP2 has been officially announced!  Codenamed “NGP”, Next-Generation Portable, it will rival the PS3 graphics, has dual analog sticks (not analog nubs like on the original PSP models), a front and rear camera, sixaxis functionality, 3G, WiFi, a 5 inch OLED touch screen and front and rear touch pads.  They’ve shown off a trailer that shows titles like Hot Shots Golf, WipeOut, LittleBigPlanet, Resistance, KillZone and Uncharted!  As expected, pretty much all the publishers and developers are on-board to develop titles for the system.

Here it is, the NGP!

The big feature with the NGP is the new LiveArea UI.  Sony has decided to go away from their award winning XMB UI.  The new LiveArea will display your friends, message, games, PlayStation Store and apps all within a touch away from being accessed.  It will be running on a 3G network and will keep track of where you are as you play games.  So if you want to play with your friend from across the country, it will show you where they are playing from.  The new UI easily focused on community as well.  There’s access to message boards, right from the LiveArea.  There’s also an app called “Near” which tracks all the footsteps you make.  Picture a GPS basically, but it will also display all the other people in the area that have an NGP and what they are playing.  You can click on their “avatar” to find out the game they are playing and what they’re doing in it.

There was no price announced for the NGP nor an official release date for North America.  However, Japan is reported to get it this holiday season.

Front of the portable device...

Rear design of the portable device...notice the touch pad.

The new LiveArea UI

Here’s the tech specs…

CPU: ARM Corte-A9 core (4 core)


External Dimensions:

Approx. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm (width x height x depth) (tentative, excludes largest projection)


(Touch screen) 5 inches (16:9), 960 x 544, Approx. 16 million colors, OLED

Multi touch screen (capacitive type)

Rear touch pad

Multi touch pad (capacitive type)


Front camera, Rear camera


Built-in stereo speakers

Built-in microphone


Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), Three-axis electronic compass


Built-in GPS

Wi-Fi location service support


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)

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Marcello is the founder, creator and editor-in-chief of GamersXtreme. His dedication and passion shows as he keeps gamers informed with daily news articles and provides truthful, honest opinions on all gaming related news. Having experience with video game design, as well as over 20 years of gaming under his belt, Marcello has always had a massive interest in the gaming society. Originally, he created GamersXtreme in the style of a magazine back in middle school. Today, he has taken what was created as a basic premise and has evolved it into the site it is today.

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