PSP2 Announced At Playstation Meeting 2011 In Tokyo


We all know that it was the worst kept secret in the gaming industry but finally after months and months of rumours and what not, the PSP2 was announced by Sony in Tokyo at their press event meeting. The PSP2 ( official name from Sony is the NGP meaning ‘Next Gen Portable) was shown to the world by Sony’s, Kaz Hirai.

The PSP2 boasts a variety of new features compared to its predecessor the original PSP including, a 5″ OLED touch screen on the front and also a touch screen/pad on the reverse of the hardware as well. The new hardware also boasts both 3G, Wi-Fi and GPS and also includes an electronic compass. Various other new additions include 2 thumbsticks (about time too!), 2 camera’s and also Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer) as well. All the specs of the system can be found 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?

The official pictures of the up and coming PSP2 (NGP) can be found below. Also 2 videos have been shown one of Metal Gear Solid running on the system and also another of a Uncharted title which has been confirmed for the hardware as well. Thanks to Gamespot for the videos which can be found below by clicking the links –

Metal Gear Solid PSP2

Uncharted PSP2

Currently the titles that have been confirmed for the system are Uncharted, Killzone, Metal Gear Solid, LBP, WipEout, Resistance, Broken, Reality Fighters. Currently there is no European release date for the PSP2 but it will be released in Japan before Christmas this year. My guess for Europe would be Spring 2012.

I'm a huge fan of the PES, MGS and Uncharted series', and anything else in between. If you love a good gaming discussion or want to talk about anything else, then feel free to get in touch.


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