The Real (and Virtual) Adventures of Nathan the IT Guy

Jan 29 2011   5:07PM GMT


Nathan Simon Nathan Simon Profile: Nathan Simon

I know this isn’t exactely my standard technical article, but it shows just how much power they can cram into such a small unit. Meet the PSP2 or what Sony is calling “Next-Generation Portable” I doubt the name will stick, its just too vague and not really applicable, as what would they call the PSP3, the Next-Next Generation Portable… see what I mean? Anyways, Sony says that the PSP2 is as powerful as the PS3, some would say they need proof, well they got it. Hideo Kojima, ran demos Metal Gear Solid 4, LittleBigPlanet, Resistance, and Killzone. Here is a small insert from

It’ll have two analogue sticks, front and rear touchpads, a 5-inch OLED screen, 3G, WiFI, SixAxis motion controls, an eject button on the back and a physical media slot.

Hideo Kojima detailed the system in five key points: a revolutionary control system, location-based entertainment, social connection, augmented reality features and PS Suite compatibility.

So there you have it, a true “Next-Gen” Portable device, no confirmation on pricing though. Its expected to be release in Japan for the holiday season, your guess is as good as mine as to when it will be release here, but I’d say 6-8 months after Japan, maybe more.

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