This is the most intriguing portable gaming device announced of all time. Just read the specs of the NGP, codename for “Next-Generation Portable”, and you’ll see that not only is it huge, but insanely powerful. A 5-inch, 960 x 544-pixel OLED touchscreen display, two analog controllers (!), two touchpad control surfaces, two cameras, electronic compass, SIXAXIS support, GPS/Wi-Fi/3G connectivity and a quad-core processor.
Quad-core processor setup on a portable gaming device, n00bs.
The NGP will launch in the holiday season of 2011, and will have access to something called the PlayStation Suite, which is an emulator for PS1 games at first, then will feature an Android game store, which currently is in development (requires Android 2.3). To compensate for devices that don’t have hardware controls, touchscreen controls will be an option in the PS Suite app. Both glorious press releases for the PlayStation NGP and PS Suite are embedded after the break.