Sony PSP2 (NGP): Specs, Pictures and Release Date Information

By Alan Ng - Jan 27, 2011

Some breaking news to bring you now, as we are happy to confirm that all the recent rumor and speculation about the next generation PSP device was true – Sony has just announced and unveiled the device at their PlayStation meeting in Japan.

It seems as if the device won’t be called the PSP2, but rather ‘NGP’ which stands for Next Generation Portable. Further evidence of it not being called the PSP2 can be seen on the device itself, as the front branding simply has the word ‘PlayStation’ in the centre.

The specs are very similar to what has been leaked already. The NGP will offer a 5-inch OLED touchscreen, with a high quality resolution of 960 x 544. Then we have two analogue sticks, TWO touchpads on the device ( one front, one back) and front and rear cameras although Sony didn’t specify how many megapixels they were, yet.

Another spec which was leaked beforehand was the inclusion of 3G connectivity. Along with that, you’ll also get WiFi, GPS, a Gyroscope and an accelerometer – both of which are the exact same ones featured in the PlayStation Move accessory for the PS3.

Perhaps the most surprising aspect of the reveal, is the fact that the Sony NGP will be hitting stores during the holiday season – this year! No word on pricing yet, but we’ll update this if Sony announce further details.

Below is the first picture of the device, there are plenty over at Engadget, go take a look. We’ll be bringing you a lot more on the NGP shortly, including a list of games that have been revealed so far. For now, give us your reaction to the device – are you as excited as we are?

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  • neil

    neil when is the release date for it in philliphine?

  • emre

    should i buy psp go or 3004 anone help?

  • Josh

    Ill only buy it if its under 270

  • Kyle

    I can't wait til it comes out

  • bobby kenedy

    When does this thing come out in
    Canada ………………………

  • imonlh13yrsold

    this shit is gonna b awesome ima buy this shit wen it comes out

  • seb

    it will be great i think that sonys got the rite idea not putting it 3d it would be really expensive and also when anyone else watches 3d does it make u feel sick also it cant be good for your health because if you were were playin a call of duty game and bullets start comin at you wouldnt you instinctively duk down seems kinda pointless if it dose do all that i reckon we should just stick with higher quality 2d graphics till i dont feel sick or duk and smash my head against the floor ,LOL

  • billy brownhill

    i want to sell my psp 3000. it hasnt even been taken out of the box (as is was a present, but i had already the 3000). it comes with about 12 games and wrist strap and special edition kavlar sony case. i will negotiate prices, email me

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  • robin

    when is release date in india

  • ghhj

    i will buy if it is under 290$ becuse 3ds is 250$ but more people would buy ngp because itis cheper sony you people rock because u make such coooooooooool things if there was no such thing as SONY my life be so sucky !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Xxxcraxy1x

    The game looks awesome!!! But let's c what it can really do

  • roeland

    i am totaly into a new psp, it is also said that 'NGP' will have the same power as ps3 and it'll have much more cooler graphics. (equal to ps3). ITS AWESOME!!!

  • tiny danc r

    i would sell my boyfriend's mum for one of these 🙂

    • KirsJapan

      I'll buy her.LOL

    • M.Popoy

      can I buy you?

  • Monty

    wana buy my PSP? its a PSP-1000

  • Luis

    anyone ill buy a psp!!!

    • nana

      how much u want

  • Andrew

    I have to sell my PSP ASAP, along with all of it's games, before a lot of people find out the new one's coming out. I'll probly get a nice amount on them, seeing that I have 16 games.

  • Jason

    yeh but if it looked more like th!!e GO it would be small again and wouldnt be capable of PS3 graphics and thats what it is capable of (APPARANTLY) so it will need to be a bit bigger than the normal psp itself asit would need a powerful graphics card lol

  • EnglandSMELLS

    Lmao at John elway.. Englands release date is prince will Harry potter and the spice girls

  • Bob

    Looks ugly, I'll probably buy it though. Should of looked more like the PSP Go.

    • Robert

      No. The PSP Go is incredibly uncomfortable. And design like that would require going back to nubs instead of sticks, and we already know how awful those are.

      • Billy

        no its not, psp go is better and more comfortable controls than the psp 3000 and that.

        • nedty

          yes it is its to small

        • nana

          the psp go is the worst psp i ever used

  • sarunas

    late 2001? u mean 2011 lol

  • munisha

    late christmas they said 🙂

  • harry

    when is the release date for it in England?