i only just found out about NGP but this is a key question for me. that and is it region free
Is NGP backwards compatible with umd games?(24 posts)
No UMD slot, so no.
People seem to be saying that it'll be BC with digitally-downloaded PSP games, but I've yet to see any concrete proof of that.
interesting, does the NGP still use the cards the psp uses for saving?
Nope a "SD" type card! They posted a picture of it here, via crysis:
It's possible that Sony may bring out an external accessory that plays UMD, but people have been crying over it since the PSP Go.
I think it uses SD, So you may not be in luck with the original PSP's memory sticks.
so effectively its doesnt use the sandisk cards for saving at all, so in effect its like its a completely ditching the psp bar dlc?
@Frosty, I think that's for the retail games, i Don't think you can store anything on it (without hacking).
yeah right sorry I miss understood...The SD Card is for Games, but The Memory Sticks..I don't have a clue, unless the picture I saw of an extra long thin stick was the new memory format for it.
ok, i just wondered if it did play dlc games that i could still use my save data on those sticks
ok...the NGP is acting more like a NGP system!
-3DS- download other 3DS players detail while on the go
+NGP- you can search for people with NGP around your destination/location
-NGP- Gyro function: you can move the portable and it controls the gameplay, much like iPhone
+NGP- touch screen, 2 analogue and touch pad behind (use any, all optional). And they all add unique experience for gameplay much like SixAxis for dualshock 3 controller!
-3DS- battery last 3-5 (battery goes down faster when using 3D)
+NGP- battery last 4-5
+3DS- hardcore games for launch, new games in 3D and some ports in 3D!
-NGP- lots of third party dev support
+3DS- Coin up, street pass, Augmented reality, 3d picture camera
+NGP- Live, Near, Suit, augmented reality
-3DS- better graphics
+NGP- powerful graphics, 7th generation console ports will now land on NGP!
From NGP fact sheet, it sounds like NGP is really a new next gen portable! Just like Wired.com said that 3DS is just an old handheld device which is in fact true. It's just the 3D function that makes it look good and makes it a sugar coated topping.
NGP is powerful more than 3DS and also have better advance feature.
I mean instead of walking around with your 3DS in sleep mode and it downloads someone's 3ds data AKA Street Pass; in NGP you can just search for people's ngp and download their data.
NGP seems to be having ports instead of new games. 3DS has more hardcore titles for lineup and enjoyable in 3D (optional again).
3DS will be released early while people will wait for NGP to arrive this summer. Which automatically prove Patcher was right, NGP is dead on arrival!
@Xino, I think you love Nintendo(or possibly 3D) too much that you're dismissing this amazing console as a serious powerhouse because you personally don't want it.
All i can say is that i'll buy the NGP day one & maybe the 3DS when ever i can pick one up for sub $100, there's less than half a dozen games i'll likely ever want on the console, half of which will be Pokemon, I'll only get the special edition version of a pokemon games.
Xino - I'm having massive trouble determining whether you're being sarcastic most of the time or not.
Your last sentence HAS to be sarcasm. That, or (and I seem to be using this word a lot today) - you're an idiot.
To answer the actual OP question as Blerk said no UMD slot, it uses flash carts so no backwards compatibility that way.
However digital downloads are compatible (for instance at the event what was shown was MHP3 for the PSP running on the NGP). It's further currently what SCEA at least states.
Sid Shuman | January 27th, 2011 at 1:03 am
PSN titles. From the post above: “NGP will be able to play PSP titles, minis, PS one classics, video and comics from the PlayStation Store.”
I posted that message at the wrong topic!
I dislike Nintendo, but I support the 3DS because Nintendo are using their brain and jumping in a bandwagon of a feature innovation that would shine which is 3D!
If Motion controller was fail from start with the Wii, why is Sony & Micrsoft jumping in the bandwagon for motion controls?
If Nintendo (Who is the smartest in the Gaming Industry and can generate tons of sales with their intelligent) are retarded, then why did they jump in the bandwagon for 3D?
Ever since 3D is highlighted 2009, people have considered it fail. And you know Nintendo, they are smart and have been generating sales in the gaming industry, if you think they are stupid then why are they jumping in the bandwagon?
Because they know 3D is the future.
my last sentence is not sarcasm and it's proof, since you are inferior to me and such as late comer in the gaming industry you would know exactly what my last sentence means.
If 3DS is released end of Feb in Jap and March in US & UK. UK having the highest price £230, do you think majority of gamers would have enough money to buy a NGP? Heck ps3 slim cost £219 on Amazon!
How much do you think the NGP would cost? a portable as powerful as the ps3 cannot surely go for £230 or below! It would obviously be £250+.
After gamers purchased 3DS, where would they find the money to buy NGP? Don't forget the massive AAA games and anticipated games coming out for Xbox 360 & PS3!
I'll say it again, NGP is dead on arrival! Everyone loves gimmick and they would go for 3DS! If gimmicks are fail then motion control war would never happened and thus sparked by Nintendo!
you are the farking idiot!
You're beginning to make an otherwise enjoyable and informative site a bit of a headache Xino!
You've just said it yourself - 3D is a gimmick. Not even a particularly new or exciting one at that. I have always, and will continue to say that I think a 3D handheld is a god-awful idea!
You can lick Nintendos gooch all you want. You're not convincing anyone but yourself.
To say the NGP is dead on arrival just makes you look like a complete idiot here. Even the biggest Sony-haters would know better than that.
or maybe you should stop acting like a dumbass and digest games news instead of reading it for the sake or fanboyism and boredom!
This is the farking gaming industry! Any news about the industry are known to be important.
You just read news for the sake of wanting to hear something, boredom or because you are looking forward to a game.
If you are smart you'd know that Michel Patcher said NGP is dead on arrival, and from my point of view is something that stands correct!
So what if 3D is a gimmick...wtf is your point?
ipad and iphone are all gimmick shit yet they are winning the handheld competition. Motion controls are all a gimmick yet they are making sales, wtf is your point?
Yes 3D is not new, it was forgotten back in the day because the world was not ready for it! Now it's back!
Even Sony are working on a 3d visual headset which is our generation Virtual Boy! Virtual Boy that failed back in the day created by Nintendo, obviously technology hadn't evolved yet and the world was not ready for it!
I dislike Nintendo and I support 3DS, you can go give Sony reps a rim job and blow job since you must be jagging for it!
"I have always, and will continue to say that I think a 3D handheld is a god-awful idea!"
Who the hell even thought of a touch screen phone? yet it's successful
Oh yea...didn't idiots like you predicted that OnLive would fail? how is it doing now son.
Son...you are gullible and do not know wtf you are talking about, stop replying to me! I know you are a sony fanboy and will pay them your annually bill and monthly bill by buying their games and consoles.
"my last sentence is not sarcasm and it's proof, since you are inferior to me and such as late comer in the gaming industry you would know exactly what my last sentence means."
And I thought I had an ego. Good lord.
By the way, calling people "son" doesn't make you look smart. It just makes you sound and gotistical old fart.
might be ego but it still stands correct, I mean if he can be dismissing my last sentence and not knowning someone else said it "Michel Patcher" then it clearly shows he doesn't know what he's talking about.
When I argue with people I try to bring facts and references, I just don't talk sh* out of my ass!
Sony contradicting themselves
Sony invested a lot in the 3D and are the main ones pushing it on ps3 and in tv!
Nintendo saw Sony's head start with 3D and they would not lose the opportunity and they came up with 3DS.
If they can push the 3D feature and THEY believe it has potential, why couldn't they do the same with NGP? It's because they didn't want to take that risk. Microsoft will obviously jump in the 3D bandwagon as well.
And calling people "son", that is your own view and opinion on it!
It's PACHTER, fuckwit.
And while it's a welcome distraction for me to pick up on the idiocies of forum-dwellers completely devoid of any grammatical knowledge (you're either foreign, 13 years old, or inbred), you're obviously getting off over this and I think you've had your fill.
I'm approaching 30 and have been an avid gamer all my life. Shit-fighting on forums about who knows the most is pure 100% retard.
AND....HERE WE GO!
Grammar Nazis is here!
I hate Grammar police, they are always the old farts who can't win an argument and must always call you 13yr old for mistakes in english.
Son...you've lost already! YOU GOT OWNED! PWNED!
All you can come up with is grammar correction! A typical sign of a loser! You are 30year old fart and you got owned online....As usual!
Hypocrite much? calling me a forum dweller? I rarely come here son, you are the forum dweller here; being a loyalist to Sony and arguing every farking day about console wars! WORST yet, you are always proven wrong!
I've heard the grammar sh* many times, and each time I hear it, it means I've won the argument. If I haven't lost this argument; you would have come up with more excuses, references and proof why NGP will triumph over gimmick 3DS.
You just got destroyed online, don't become a grammar nazi when you are losing an argument, don't be a keyboard hero ONLINE, if you can't win an argument just STFU and finally don't talk sh* to people you don't know as if you are a tough bitch online.
Peace out mother farker!
School's finished now huh?
Wow. You sure told me. You're actually quite a funny guy. Please can we be friends IRL?
"Grammar Nazis is here!
I hate Grammar police, they are always the old farts who can't win an argument and must always call you 13yr old for mistakes in english."
No, you hate them because you know your English skills suck. People with bad grammar lose then and there. Why? Because they don't have worthy enough intellect to be conversing with. You didn't win any argument, maybe in your theoretical world, but in this world, there wasn't one. The OP asked does NGP have backwards compatibility, no one asked for a comparison list over 3DS(hit) and NGP (no good portable)
And even if there was an argument, you wouldn't have "won". You couldn't even hold you own, with all the contradictions you made to yourself. Half the crap that spewed from your keyboard was utter nonsense. And I don't assume you're 13 over your grammar, I assume it over your childish notion of "pwning".
Tut. Grammer Nazis *are* here. ;-)
30 is old??? OMG..Me and OlderGamer are SUPER ANCIENT then...he he he he, Now what was I saying, my brain, it forgot...Oh yeah...wait, wait,...Wait...OlderGamer did you want a Prune Smoothie with your puree of peaches or was that Fiber a Wafer, my bones hurt, what day is it again? Oh Hi there, who are you all?? Does anyone have a Bus Token??? HA HA HA HA
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