Sony outs tech specs for NGP

Thursday, 27th January 2011 08:42 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Sony’s just released the tech specs for NGP, the next-gen successor to PSP that was announced this morning. Get them below.


ARM CortexTM-A9 core (4 core)



External Dimensions

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


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

(Touch screen)

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

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?



  1. Crysis

    Two things that i want to know, How much SSD storage do we get & what’s the physical format(is there a physical format)???

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Herlock

    @ Crysis


    #2 4 years ago
  3. Blerk

    The media’s ‘flash-based’ they said, so I surmise it’ll be some kind of proprietary SD card like the DS uses.

    Edit: Ha, that was a good guess! :-D

    #3 4 years ago
  4. frostquake

    I figured it was some New “Stick” format, kind of looks like a SD card, crap got gravy on the Netbook..OMG and I let the fire go out in the is 19 degree’s outside..YIKES..Oh well wife can get another blanket, this is too important…LOL..

    #4 4 years ago
  5. mojo

    ive heard of 16GB internal flash and flash cards as medium.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Crysis

    Yeh, i got a glimpse of that the second time i viewed the reveal video.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. frostquake

    UM JC the Pic is Upside Down..LOL

    Edit: Nope My Bad…Brain is spinning with Info overload..LOL sorry

    #7 4 years ago
  8. PwnedHaxor

    Is that the PSP2 on the Pic?

    #8 4 years ago
  9. frostquake

    well I guess with these specs, I can safely assume my 40 UMD’s I have will not play at all?

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Blerk

    Did they even mention backwards-compatibility?

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Robo_1

    Yup, fully backwards compatible, and MH was demonstrated.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. frostquake

    Wait..It didn’t look like it had a Slot for UMD’s..going to look again..

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Gekidami

    ^ MH was downloaded, it’ll play digital PSP games.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Blerk

    Did they confirm that that was the original PSP version and not a port, though? I’ve just scanned the reports and it’s sort of unclear. As far as I can see they didn’t specifically mention PSP BC. Unless they did and I’m blind. :-D

    #14 4 years ago
  15. frostquake

    Oh..Well then MY UMD’s will just be paper weights when my Old Legacy PSP breaks..Sigh!

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Blerk

    UMDs are horrible anyway. :-)

    #16 4 years ago
  17. frostquake

    @ Blerk

    ROFL..I know..Maybe when they start taking Pre-Orders for the “NGP” I will trade them all in towards the purchase of it! Still hoping for a $299 price tag..

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Blerk

    Just to answer my own question, the PS Blog has this to say on backwards-compatibility:

    NGP will be able to play PSP titles, minis, PS one classics and video from the PlayStation Store, as well as all games newly released via PlayStation Suite.

    Although I hear that you have to download everything again as the security’s all different. Which is probably understandable.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. TheWulf

    I’m going to just be smug as hell here and say… I called it.

    The graphics are up to spec, but the processing power is wimpier and has nowhere near the punch that the PS3′s cell processor does. This is going to limit games in some ways despite the graphics being up to par, so I wouldn’t expect exact PS3 ports.

    #19 4 years ago

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