The Tech Specs and Games of Sony’s NGP

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Wanna know what’s under the hood of Sony’s sexy Next Generation Portable and what games it’ll offer? You’ve come to the right place!

First, let’s start with the tech specs:

CPU: ARM® Cortex™-A9 core (4 core)

GPU: SGX543MP4+

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

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)

Cameras: Front camera, Rear camera

Sound: Built-in stereo speakers, Built-in microphone

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

Location: 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)

As for games, Sony is breaking out the big guns for the NGP, thus far announcing that games from key first-party franchises including Killzone, Uncharted, LittleBigPlanet, WipEout, Resistance and Hot Shots Golf are in development (it’s not clear if these are ports or entirely new games yet though), in addition to other confirmed titles, such as Little Deviants, Reality Fighters, Gravity Daze, Smart As, Broken, Hustle Kings and Call of Duty.

During the NGP press event, live tech demos were also shown for adapted versions of Metal Gear Solid 4, Yakuza 4, Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, Lost Planet and Dungeon Defenders, but these were used more to show how closely the system can replicate PS3-caliber games and graphics and aren’t necessarily games that will be officially released. Hideo Kojima did mention that he is working on a ‘dream project’ that will bring true cloud computing to fruition, indicating that the game will be playable on the PS3 and transportable on the NGP. He’ll talk about it more at E3, so get ready for that. Kojima…with a new game…at E3. You know that’s going to be something special!

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