The successor to the Sony PSP the PSP 2 has been finally unveiled by Sony. The next generation PlayStation Portable 2 carries a codename of NGP and is powered by quad-core Cortex A9 processor while a quad-core PowerVR SGX543MP GPU handles the graphics section. The screen of the PSP2 has been upped to a 5-inch O-LED display with a resolution of 960×544.
It also sports Wi-Fi, 3G, GPS, Bluetooth, an accelerometer, a gyro-scope, an electronic compass and dual-analog sticks.
The back of the portable console also sports a touch-panel which will provide gamers with a better gaming experience. The portable console has an oval design which will allow it to fit comfortably in the gamer’s hand. The back and the front of the handheld console also sport a camera, each. The PSP 2 also sports stereo speakers and a microphone.
With the PSP 2, Sony has dumped UMD for a new type of flash memory especially for NGP. The PSP2 will have a new LiveArea’ UI where gamers can interact and compete with other gamers out there. At their live event, Sony also demoed some popular games like Killzone, Resistance and Uncharted. Readers can read the full press release from Sony here.
The PSP2 is definitely one of the most powerful handheld consoles in the market with a quad-core CPU and a GPU. Sony did not mention the pricing of the console but the device is expected to hit the retails stores by the holiday season of this year.