Thursday, 27 January 2011

Sony Unveils The PSP 2

Sony unveils the PSP2Sony today unveiled the successor to the hugely successful PSP. Codenamed the "Next Generation Portable," the PSP 2 is claimed by Sony to be as powerfull as the PS3, which means that it should, in theory, support PS3 standard graphics.

The new device will come with the following features:
  • 5-inch OLED touchscreen with 960×544 resolution (the current PSP has a 4.3-inch LCD with 480 × 272 resolution)
  • ARM Cortex A9 core CPU (4 core)
  • SGX543MP4 GPU
  • storage: “new type of mini flash memory cards” (definitely no UMDs anymore)
  • new form factor (Sony speaks of a “super oval” shape)
  • touch pad on the rear that allows users to “touch” or “push” objects in games from the back
  • 3G and Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g/n connectivity (3G for a portable gaming system is a first)
  • front and rear cameras
  • dual analog sticks
  • tilt-sensitive SIXAXIS controls
  • GPS
  • built-in stereo speakers, mic
  • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • size: 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm
Sony says that the PSP 2 should hit stores by the end of the year, a price hasn't been confirmed yet. You can read the full press release here.

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