Tokyo – Sony (NYSE: SNE) Computer Entertainment on Thursday introduced
the NGP, the second iteration of its PlayStation Portable (PSP) handheld game
system, which will be released at the end of the year. The device features a
5-inch multitouch OLED display, front and rear cameras, and both Wi-Fi and 3G
connectivity, with a location-based service called Near that will find friends
and players in the vicinity.
It also sports a gyroscope, accelerometer and
Sony has developed a new proprietary game medium for the
NGP, a "small flash memory based card," which can save game data, and
said 80 developers and publishers are working on titles for the platform.
company also announced PlayStation Suite, a new line of games designed
especially for Google’s Android platform for mobile devices, which will also be
compatible on the NGP.
Sony said it will begin porting original PlayStation
games to the new platform this year.