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PSP2 is NGP – everything in one place

Thursday, 27th January 2011 11:39 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Sony announced its next generation PSP, codenamed NGP, in Japan today. Hit the link for all our coverage.

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38 Comments

  1. Redh3lix

    Looks awesome……. and very expensive :(

    #1 4 years ago
  2. G1GAHURTZ

    $599?

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Patrick Garratt

    “Five hundred and ninety-nine US dollars,” etc.

    Hilarity aside, I reckon it’ll be £300.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Blerk

    £300 sounds about right. And by “about right” I mean “too fucking expensive”.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Wesker

    And by “too fuckin expensive” you mean “I’ll just get an 3DS instead, Sony!”

    #5 4 years ago
  6. G1GAHURTZ

    I can’t see this RRP’ing for less than the 3DS, so £300 sounds ‘realistic’ to me too.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Blerk

    No, I mean I’ll keep my money and spend it on booze and cheap women.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Fin

    @7 If keeping the money, why not expensive women?

    #8 4 years ago
  9. G1GAHURTZ

    Mind you, at £300, it’d still be cheaper than an iPhone 4.

    But an iPhone 4 fits in my pocket, and has loads of apps.

    The size of this thing is strange… It’s too big for your pocket, but not big enough to be carried like a tablet or a netbook.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Deacon

    @ 9

    I do hope you’re not insinuating that an iPhone is a better buy?!

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Blerk

    From my point of view it is.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Deacon

    Oh come the fuck off it! Are you winding me up?

    So if the PSP2/NGP hits stores at £300, you think that’s too much?

    How much is an iPhone 4?

    #12 4 years ago
  13. G1GAHURTZ

    @ 10:

    It totally depends on what you’re looking for.

    If you just want to play console games on the go, I’m sure this is what you want.

    But something like an iPhone 4, or even an HTC Desire HD, is a little PC in your pocket and much more.

    Phone, email, internet, games, books, GPS, films, audio, podcasts, etc, etc, and with a better battery life too, if the rumours are correct.

    I’m sure that this will have it’s own app store or whatever, but it will have to go a long way to get close to iTunes/Android Market.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. 2plus2equals5

    I safely bet between $299 and 349$ ;)

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Blerk

    That was a little bit trolly, sorry. :-D

    But like G1GA says, it depends on what you want from a device. If you offered me a 3DS, PSP2 or iPhone for free right now, I’d take the iPhone – mostly because I’ve no interest in carrying around “another” device and the software costs of the 3DS and PSP2 are likely to be far, far higher than I would ever want to pay for quick-fix gaming.

    Your mileage may vary, of course.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. G1GAHURTZ

    iPhone 4 PAYG is about £500, I think.

    Much less on contract, depending on the contract.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Erthazus

    You are all wrong because you need to carry iPhone, PSP2, 3DS, DS, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC and 55 inch TV with yourself. If not, you are left in the dust. Sorry guys!

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Deacon

    Fair points all.

    £500-odd for Apple’s latest updated version of the same over-priced over-hyped device is frankly ridiculous to me.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Crysis

    we’ll need fairly large packets for that 55″ tv Erth :P

    #19 4 years ago
  20. DaMan

    I say Job’s reality distortion field is nothing compared to Sony or Samsung’s presentations. those two make me sick.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. typeface

    It will be an interesting year for apple in the sense that there’s no Steve Jobs (on his med leave) and his ‘beautiful, magical,’ etc adjective speech so hey who knows it might do a bit worse this year.

    PS Suite does sound like it’s trying to compete with the app store since it’s cross platform so we might actually see android prices on that storefront. Still too early to say but it could be that the PSP2/NGP might be trying to compete on two fronts with two things 1) sets of priced apps (Of course major devs won’t release titles on it, but you could get stuff like angry birds and other indie stuff for a pretty reasonable price I’m guessing)
    2) regular games which it’s always been doing.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. StolenGlory

    I have an iPhone 4 and PSP2 is a day one purchase for me.

    Why? Because I am a gamer. Sure, my iPhone 4 has a few nice little gaming treats with stuff like PvZ, Infinity Blade and Dead Space, but gaming is my first love and my iPhone while a superb multipurpose device simply does not satisfy me terribly well from a gaming standpoint.

    It could be down to the type of games on offer or even perhaps the unwieldly touch screen control methods that get forced upon you when you want to play something that isn’t a puzzle game, but ultimately I am a hardcore gamer and the PSP2 has the power to give me what I want on the move with comparable visuals to what I see in my living room.

    As far as pocket room goes, I am a hardcore gamer, why the fuck do I care about looking fashionable/presentable? ;)

    #22 4 years ago
  23. OlderGamer

    Said it before, will say it again. To most westerners, a decked out Cell Phone > a dedicated handheld. It just makes more sense on a lot of levels.

    That being said I am kind of excited about the PSP2, but at the likly price point I will have to wait a couple of years for the bundles to come out and the price point to fall, just like I did with PSP.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. M2Kx

    iPhone and gamer in one sentence, I lol’d hard.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Stephany Nunneley

    Despite the price tag, I have to admit, it is a sexy little thing.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. StolenGlory

    @24

    Awww why is that? Because I didn’t list the rest of the consoles that I have or because you are utterly ignorant of the iOS platform in general?

    :)

    #26 4 years ago
  27. StolenGlory

    @25

    They announced a price tag!?

    #27 4 years ago
  28. M2Kx

    @26: second :P

    #28 4 years ago
  29. frostquake

    @OlderGamer

    Well just tell the wife and kids that your Taxes broke even this year, and hide the actual refund in a safe until time to buy..ROFL

    #29 4 years ago
  30. StolenGlory

    @28

    Hehe :) Can’t say I blame you tbh, there aren’t that many standout games for it.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. McLovin85

    @22

    Spot on. It’s the control scheme that will be the greatest incentive for purchasing a PSP2. Touch-screen controls are all well and good but simply don’t have the responsiveness and tactile feedback needed for quite a number of gaming genres.

    This is y Sony r bringing out this PS Suite thing because small games that maybe only require the touch-screen can be played using an Android phone as well as the PSP2 but for more ‘hardcore’ games the full control scheme of the PSP2 can be used.

    I’m looking forward to this and hope that it has quite a few of the same features that r on the PS3 such as good Divx support for video playback, iPlayer, 4od and hopefully some way of playing PSN games I’ve bought on the PS3.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. OlderGamer

    No good there Frosty, I have one of those nerdy smart type wives, she is the one that does the Taxes! I …I, just can’t figure …too many forms, makes my head hurt.

    Only saving grace is that she is a gamer too, hence the new 68M hs on Biolab lol, but no way she would go for a handheld, me either till prices drop a fair amount tbh.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    I want

    #33 4 years ago
  34. lexph3re

    Im getting the full shabang! 3g enabled, I’m not going through those crybaby moods about how they lowered the priced but dropped features again. Like the 60gb vs the 160gb ps3 you get what you pay for and I’m getting the whole package. The wonderful thing is there probably won’t be some b.s lite or slim version to release later because this bad boy is sexy and it knows it.

    I’ve gone heterosony-ual!

    #34 4 years ago
  35. Moonwalker1982

    Well this is looking awesome. So Uncharted is a spin off? That’s good. I don’t want to be playing only remakes.

    Not too happy with their decision to go with this design though. Alot like the first PSP, and i found the PSP Go’s design much better. But i ain’t gonna judge so early though.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. el duderino

    300$ for 32gb wi-fi version, 350$ for 32 gb wi-fi+3g version.

    Anything higher than this and sales will suffer sooooo bad.

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Tazimus

    I don’t get it. Why would you need a touch screen on the back? I’m down for it I guess. I just don’t get it.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. Crysis

    *TouchPAD, not screen, anyways, it’s so you don’t obstruct your view while playing, I would imagine that it’ll feel very natural once your get it in your hands for yourself. Hope when they do ports that we’ll be able to use certain sections of the pad as L2/R2 replacements, would have preferred those buttons to have been included but you can’t win ‘em all.

    #38 4 years ago

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