Sony Unveils Powerful Next Generation PSP

Written by Baruti M. Kamau for Cincy Forums and Affiliates

1/29/2011 – Recently in Tokyo, Sony unveiled the next generation of its PlayStation Portable (PSP). The new PSP features a five-inch OLED touchscreen on the front and a multi-touch pad on the back, cameras in front and back, a gyroscope, an accelerometer, GPS and an electronic compass, as well as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity. The next-generation hand-held portable console is expected to be released later this year but pricing is unknown. Code-named NGP, or Next Generation Portable, Sony says the NGP will match the power of its infamous PlayStation 3 console. In their January 27th press release Sony touts, “NGP adopts a new game medium, a small flash memory based card, dedicated for NGP software titles. Taking advantage of the flash memory feature, this innovative card can store the full software titles plus add-on game content or the game save data directly on to the card. By adopting flash memory based card, SCE will be able to provide game cards with higher capacity in the future, allowing developers to store more game data to deliver rich and immersive games.”

In this writer’s opinion, the five-inch OLED touchscreen is a significant improvement from the 3-inch LED screen of the PSP-3000 series. Also, the NGP features two thumbstick controllers which were requested by existing PSP gamers.

Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE) manufactures, designs and distribute electronic equipment to consumer, professional and industrial markets. Based in Tokyo, Japan Sony’s common stock was last quoted at $34.78 per share on the New York Stock Exchange.

PlayStation Next Generation Portable
Sony's Next Generation Portable

About The Author
Baruti M. Kamau is an African American entrepreneur and citizen journalist. As a writer and publisher, Kamau is primarily known for publishing Barutiwa Newspaper from 1992 to 1999. Currently, Mr. Kamau is building a network of websites focusing on publishing and distributing user-generated content. As an entrepreneur, Kamau is the President and CEO of a development stage company that provides passenger and driver solutions to select urban markets in southern Ohio. Kamau can be reached @ http://www.barutiwa.com and http://www.cincyforums.com

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