• Sony Says The NGP/PSP2 Won't Be Delayed (But Rather Arrive This Year)

    Yesterday, Bloomberg reported that Sony is considering pushing back the release of the NGP, aka the PSP2 (we followed up right after the report was published). As a reason for the possible delay, Jack Tretton (president of Sony Computer Entertainment of America) was quoted as saying his company is seeing production problems. Read More

  • Sony's NGP/PSP2 May Only Hit One Region In 2011

    One of the many side effects of the catastrophic quake and tsunami that hit Japan last month (you can still donate) was an interruption of the normal operations of tech manufacturers. With schedules put off by months and factories disrupted and possibly damaged, high-profile projects like Sony’s NGP, AKA the PSP2, are at risk of being delayed. SCEA President Jack Tretton said recently… Read More

  • If Sony's NGP Had PS3's Power, It Would "Set Fire To Your Pants"

    Despite my reservations about the PSP2/NGP’s place in the gaming market of tomorrow, it’s plain that it’s a hell of a machine. But people were saying that it was at PS3 levels of graphics. Leaving aside the question of whether you could tell that was true within the confines of a lower resolution and smaller screen, those claims (whoever made them) always seemed a bit spurious. Read More

  • Sony Cut "Cool" Features From PSP2 To Lower Price

    The PSP2 debuted with laundry list of features, but according to Sony Computer Entertainment’s president, Shuhei Yoshida, some of the “cool” elements had to be removed to keep prices low. “I can’t talk about a definitive price at this stage. But since the very beginning we had a target in mind. So, when considering various features, we always had our price range… Read More

  • John Carmack: Thanks To Low Level APIs, Sony NGP Should Be A ‘Generation’ Ahead Of Smartphones At Launch

    John Carmack, the man behind Doom and Quake, appears to be a bit of a Sony NGP fan. That shouldn’t come as a shock to close followers of id Software, which has very much embraced mobile gaming, particularly of the iPhone variety. Shortly after Sony’s big reveal, he tweeted: “Low level APIs will allow the Sony NGP to perform about a generation beyond smart phones with… Read More

  • Five Reasons The PSP2 Won't Succeed

    Sony has announced the PSP2 (temporarily named the “Next Generation Portable”), perhaps the final boss of handheld consoles. It’s far more powerful than its destined competitor, Nintendo’s 3DS, and incorporates social and locational data, 3G, a monster 5″ OLED screen, and a number of other features detailed here. It is to be one of the linchpin platforms for… Read More

  • Sony Shows First PSP2 Titles, Announces "LiveArea" And "Near" Functions

    The PSP2 (code name “Next Generation Portable”) looks like it’s a real beast spec-wise, but how good can it be without decent games? At their PSP2 launch event today, Sony didn’t show just the hardware but also invited some game developers from Capcom, Konami or Activision on stage. Here’s the first batch of titles. Read More

  • Sony Unveils The PSP2

    As previously reported, Sony just unveiled a PSP successor, codenamed “Next Generation Portable”, at an event in Tokyo. The biggest bullet point here is that Sony claims the portable system is as powerful as the PS3, which means it will be supposedly able to produce “PS3-like graphics”. Sony did show the hardware up and running. Read More

  • Report: PSP2 To Be Released By Year-End, With OLED Touchscreen And 3G

    As reported last week, Sony is planning to hold an event (now dubbed “PlaysStation Meeting”) in Tokyo this Thursday, probably to unveil the PSP2. Today, Japan’s biggest business daily, The Nikkei, is reporting that Sony will indeed unveil the device on that day, and they also have some information on what features it will come with. Read More