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Sony’s Kaz Hirai talks NGP with Official PlayStation Blog

Sony’s Kaz Hirai talks NGP with Official PlayStation Blog

I was never that impressed by the original PSP, the games on the system weren't that great and the portable device itself was just not as fun as the Nintendo DS to me. When Sony unveiled the NGP last month the new portable looks great and I am excited about it. The unveiling of the NGP early in the year for a launch near the holiday season of 2011 left a lot of us wondering why the console was announced so early.

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Sony NGP is “next generation portable” PSP2

Sony NGP is “next generation portable” PSP2

As expected, Sony has outed its "PSP2", currently codenamed the Sony next generation portable entertainment system or NGP, and expected to go on sale at the end of 2011. Based on a quad-core ARM Cortex A9 processor and Imagination Technologies PowerVR SGX543MP4+ GPU, the NGP has a 5-inch OLED 960 x 544 multitouch-capable touchscreen on the front and a multitouch pad on the back, for what Sony describes as "touch, grab, trace, push and pull" gestures in gameplay.

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Sony PSP Firmware Update to v6.37 Coming Soon

Sony PSP Firmware Update to v6.37 Coming Soon

Despite the rumors swirling around that the next version of the PlayStation Portable (PSP) will be announced on January 27th, Sony has announced on their official blog that they're not forgetting about the current generation of PSP out there in the wild. Unfortunately, Sony's being pretty tight-lipped about the update, providing a bare minimum of information on their site to announce the firmware update.

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Angry Birds hits PSP/PS3 as PlayStation mini game this week

Angry Birds hits PSP/PS3 as PlayStation mini game this week

Angry Birds is expected to arrive on the Wii, Xbox 360 and PS3 sometime this year, but it seems the popular phone game will make its mainstream debut on the PSP instead. Sony has confirmed that Angry Birds will be arriving on the PlayStation Portable this week, as one of the PlayStation "mini" titles; however, that also means that PS3 owners will be able to play the addictive bird-hurling game as well.

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Sony PSP plans could include touchscreen

Sony PSP plans could include touchscreen

Sony's PSP Go failed to ignite the mobile gaming market in the way that the company hoped it might, but that hasn't stopped Sony engineers and designers from pushing ahead with another PSP successor. According to Sony's gaming chief, Kazuo Hirai, the company has been looking to the next-gen handheld "since the day" the PlayStation was released, and might use both a touchscreen and traditional physical gaming controls. Meanwhile, Hirai believes there's still a segment of gamers for whom the popular - and cheap - iOS, Android and other mobile games aren't sufficient.

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