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Time for a rebrand
It looks like Sony is ready to throw away the codename NGP and replace it with Vita, as the company has registered trademarks on the name and logo. Spotted on the Trademarks and Designs Registrations Office of the European Union, Sony has filed three trademarks: PSVita, PlayStation Vita and a stylised PSVita logo. We'll find out...
One of the arguments lofted against the NGP by critics is that the system's bigger and better graphics will likely result in higher development costs for publishers
While this criticism ignores the NGP's ability to run smaller games (PlayStation Suite, Minis, etc), Sony's Worldwide Studios Europe president, Michael Denny, believes development costs are likely to be closer to PSP than PS3 in general..
Sony's Shuhei Yoshida is one of the best assets the company has right now
The head of Worldwide Studios development is not only responsible for the platform holder's phenomenal game line-up, but also has an input in the direction of the NGP. That direction is not designed to compete with smartphones according to Shuhei. Why? Because Sony can't compete in that space. Chatting with EDGE, Shuhei spoke..
Just to underline the real lack of content at Konami's pre-E3 press conference, the publisher announced Silent Hill: Book Of Memories for NGP
"Fantastic," you might be saying, "Tell me more." Well, err, there's nothing more to tell. The announcement came with a big fat logo stating the game was not "concept approved" by Sony yet. It will be in due time, but we imagine..
Rack 'em up
The PS Blog continues with the onslaught of NGP updates, this time focusing on the new control schemes at work in the latest handheld version of their billiard franchise Hustle Kings. While the game still allows you to use the analog stick to fire, you can also touch the screen to grab the cue and drag it back to take your shot. There is...
Put your dukes up
Reality Fighters had yet to be "officially" announced until today, but briefly appeared in the initial montage of NGP games Sony put together shortly after announcing the handheld. While that momentary glimpse offered little more than a peak, these new screen offer up more aspects about the title, like the different...
While we already had a tiny taste of Little Deviants thanks to this handy trailer, we were only offered brief glimpses of gameplay before being shoved back into the proverbial dark. But Sony has finally decided to shed some light, doling out fresh new screens of the game in action. In the updated gallery below, you'll get a taste...
First screens ahead!
The Super Stardust series currently has two games available on the PlayStation Network: Super Stardust HD for the PS3, and Super Stardust Portable for the PSP. Now the series is making the jump to the NGP (AKA Vita) in the form of Super Stardust Delta. Details on the title are still slim at this point, but Sony says the game...
There's a lot of criticism of Sony reverberating throughout enthusiast gaming forums
"Way to blow your load Sony," read most, insinuating that Sony's E3 surprises have been revealed prematurely. Some of the posters might have a point; Sony's been keen on turning E3 into an on-going season for some time. We've already seen announcements of Starhawk amongst others, and now the NGP's entire..
Ready for la dolce Vita?
Yesterday we reported that PlayStation Vita is NGP's real name, and now that rumour has gained a little extra weight with an interesting discovery on the official Sony developer support site. vita.scedev.net links to the Sony Computer Entertainment Development site, as does ngp.scedev.net. We tried various other combinations...
We'll soon see
NGP is the codename for Sony's next portable, with the official name likely to be unveiled at E3 next week. The latest rumour, however, claims to have outed the console's name already: PlayStation Vita. The Vita — which is Italian for "life", of course — was spotted on proofs for E3 booklets due to make the rounds next...
Earlier in the week a French website reported that the NGP's RAM had been reduced from 512mb to 256mb
While Sony never confirmed the system's specifications, the rumour commanded a lot of attention on a number of mainstream publications. Many suggested Sony had scaled down the ambition of its new handheld in order to meet price concerns. But in a Twitter exchange with PushSquare reader mattyd128,..
It's about a week until E3, so its only natural that the rumours and leaks should start to intensify
The Internet's been going crazy overnight about a couple of leaked photographs supposedly revealing the NGP's final name. That name is PSVita, by the way. Vita was originally believed to be one of NGP's codenames before the system was announced. The word literally means "life", which would..
E3's crept up on me
I've known it's been coming for some time, but am only just starting to get that pang of excitement for the event and all its impending announcements. A lot of gamers describe E3 as their equivalent of Christmas, and it really does feel that way. But I also sense the tide has been changing for some years. While the spectacle of E3 is still unmatched, I feel like the event itself..
There's two rumours here if you read between the lines
Sony has always been cagey about the amount of RAM in the NGP. In fact, to our knowledge the platform holder has yet to confirm anything regarding that particular aspect of the system's specifications. Yet, French site 01Net is convinced Sony has cut the total RAM of the system from 512mb to...
"Stop worrying," was the message sent out by Sony Computer Entertainment this afternoon
Well, sorta anyway. The company reiterated at its earnings briefing today that the NGP is still on track for a 2011 launch. Of course, we still have no idea which region will get the device first, but we assume all will be made clear at E3 in a couple of weeks...
Sony's attached timing information to its E3 press conference
The event — scheduled for June 7th at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena — will kick off at 17:00PT (01:00BST) and will run right through to 22:00PT. Don't go expecting a five-hour conference marathon though. Looks like Sony's got a big event planned for after the conference itself, presumably to flaunt the NGP in front of..
Sony's launched its official E3 website, revealing a few details about the event but keeping schtum on all the juicy stuff
The website does contain a few teasers: NGP will be demonstrated, alongside nine PS3 titles (four of which are left blank). Check out the website for yourself through here.
Marvelous has pledged plenty of support for Sony's upcoming NGP platform in its financial report for the coming fiscal year
The developer has a number of projects in the works for Sony's platform, all of which are due for release within the next 12 months. The NGP itself does not yet have a release date, but it expected to launch before the end of the year. The firm's also expecting to profit after..
NGP or PSP support rumoured
If you've got a PSP 3000 or PSP Go you can already use your DualShock controller to control the games, but for games where you need to get a bit more physical, this newly unearthed patent might interest you. Filed by Sony back in 2009, the patent clearly shows two motion controllers used to orchestrate the action on a...
Motion gaming in your hand
NGP already contains some pretty impressive motion-sensing technology, but a new Sony patent suggests the new portable could receive PlayStation Move support in future. Filed by Sony in 2009, the patent reveals a special stand would be used to house the portable console, letting it communicate with the Move controller. A...
Contrary to popular belief, AR in video games did not start with the Nintendo 3DS
We know Nintendo fans like to believe their favourite video game manufacturer is responsible for every invention in the video game space, but on this occasion they are wrong [ooooh, sick burn - Ed]. Sony, in fact, has been dabbling with AR for years. Overnight the company announced SmartAR, a technology that's..
E3 is getting closer, and after a couple of months of silence, we're starting to hear little trickles of information about the NGP again
News coming out of France this afternoon has shed some light on the upcoming Uncharted NGP. The game, which is in development at Sony Bend, is said to be set between the events of Uncharted: Drake's Fortune and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. More excitingly, Naughty..
Seems like the LEGO Harry Potter scoop we picked up on earlier in the week has forced Warner Bros hand, as the publisher has just announced LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
And, yes, the game's coming to Sony's new handheld. Officially entitled LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7, the Traveller's Tales developed sequel will launch on PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3 and NGP. Warner Bros confirmed a Holiday..
We're going to change our daily activities
As opposed to sitting on our backsides playing video games, we're going to start sitting on our backsides and reading resumes. Because that's how you get all the big video game scoops. But while we adopt our changes in practice, we'll let someone else do the leg-work. Someone like that dude from Superannuation, who's made a name for himself uncovering..
Will NGP steal the show?
Sony's NGP will take centre stage at the company's big pre-E3 press conference, kicking off in just four weeks time. On Monday 6th June at 5pm Pacific Time (1am Tuesday 7th June UK time) Sony will reveal plenty more about the machine, its games and hopefully the three biggest bits of information: the console's real name, its...
Looking to the future
In a recent interview of Android developers by Fone Home, a mobile phone site, various development studios talked about the current power of Sony’s long awaited “Playstation Phone,” the Xperia Play, and what kind of future the gaming phone holds in Sony’s portfolio. The handheld currently houses a single core processor,...
See Remote Play, Trophies and more
A new video of the NGP’s Home Menu has hit the Internet, offering up some insight into the new features and improvements offered up by the system’s new touch-centric interface. Many of the features demonstrated in the video are not currently offered by PlayStation’s Cross Media Bar (XMB), the user interface...
A world of PlayStation within easy reach
The word "PlayStation" is recognised by countless millions of gamers around the world: for many, it was their first taste of gaming, but time have changed and those players may have moved onto new devices. Sony knows this, so is launching the PlayStation Suite, a new initiative that opens up...
The PushSquare office was a sorry state this afternoon
Long faces and a general lack of enthusiasm were common-place, instilled from weeks of no PlayStation Network. But one rumour has totally changed our beaten perspectives. Now we're dancing around to Sophie Ellis-Bextor sporting our Assegai Appreciation Society t-shirts. Why? Fresh Wipeout...
Breathe a sigh of relief
Sony held a press conference overnight last night concerning the recent hack and outage of the PlayStation Network. While the company is restoring certain features of the PSN by week’s end (like online gaming, friend lists and chat), full restoration of the PSN, including the ability to download content from the...
Polish studio Bloober Team has confirmed that it's currently working on a launch title for Sony's next handheld platform, the NGP
Bloober Team has previously worked on Paper Wars: Cannon Fodder for the PlayStation Minis series. SCEE will publish the studio's NGP debut. Obviously, its quite a tremendous honor to be included in the initial, day-one launch titles for such an impressive piece of..
Not a bad line-up
More sources have apparently leaked Sony’s first-party line up for the PlayStation NGP, with four first-party titles set for the system’s holiday launch. The four first-party titles are: UnchartedSmart AsWipEout 2048ModNation Racers. Resistance is supposedly launching in early 2012. The source also claims that the previous...
What will you see?
The NGP will feature two cameras, one front-facing and one in the back, and it appears that the Uncharted and Resistance titles coming to the NGP will make use of at least one of the system’s cameras in one way or another. According to sources “close to Sony”, Resistance NGP will allow players to use the camera to pick up...
Yesterday we hypothesised that Sony might want to kill of production of the PSPgo in order to make way for mass NGP production
Turns out sometimes we get things right. Sony Japan has confirmed this morning that it has ceased production of the digital-only handheld, adding to AV Watch that it is to "concentrate on NGP" going forwards. We imagine all those factories that were previously..
Good news, everyone
First Sony said that the earthquake in Japan could delay the release of the NGP, then changed its mind. Now it appears the NGP is back on track for a 2011 release, at least in the United States. Sony showcased its upcoming handheld to analysts and investors earlier this week, and in a report published by Lazard Capital Markets,...
Lazard Capital Markets has published a report confirming a North American release for Sony's NGP this year
The investment firm claim the date was confirmed by Sony at a recent analysts day held by SCEA. Apparently Sony were less clear on European release dates — which is perhaps to be expected from a SCEA event. Console launches are always a worrying prospect from a European perspective though,..
Last week Sony’s Jack Tretton warned that the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan may push back the release of the NGP in some regions, but now Sony says that production of the NGP is continuing ahead as planned. Only a matter of few days after Tretton’s caution, Sony’s Japan division began its damage control, calling the...
Believe your eyes
The PlayStation Blog has posted a retrospective video chronicling the company’s continued efforts to tap into the world of Augmented Reality. Starting off with the PlayStation Eye on the PS2, the video first describes the humble beginings of the feature, which then required you to sit stationary in front of the TV. With the PSP...
Hold onto your hats
A supposed leak has hit the Internet allegedly revealing Sony’s plans for its E3 event in June, including a final name for the NGP, a price and an exhibit of seven titles for the NGP. The leak allegedly comes from Sony France, and while this is still only a rumour, the tipster who divulged the alleged leak does have a...
Could we see raids on the go?
When most people think of MMOs and MMORPGs, they usually envision a lone PC player sitting hunched over his or her desktop, anchored in their seats for hours of gaming running on nothing but Red Bull and Cheetos. Sony however, sees it differently. In a recent interview with Games Industry.biz, Sony of Europe’s John...
Dear readers, We are aware that some of you might been duped into believing that a remake of Final Fantasy VII is coming to the NGP
While we agree that this would be amazing, it has come to our attention that some websites are posting a fake job letter in order to support their personal fantasies. Please don't believe them. While it's entirely feasible that Square Enix might consider developing..
A forum post on Gamekult has been gathering traction across the 'net this morning
The supposed post details much of Sony's E3 announcement plans, as well as some specifics beyond. The leak hints that an NGP price and release date will be announced at E3, in addition to the device's real name. Seven first-party titles are set to be announced for the device alongside the reveal. In addition, Hideo..
Responding to comments made by SCEA gaffer Jack Tretton earlier in the week, a Sony Japan representative has told the Wall Street Journal that reports suggesting the NGP could be delayed due to the recent string of Japanese disasters are "wrong"
Tretton had previously said that the events in Japan "may be the straw that says maybe we get to just one market by the end of the year,"..
Sony Online Entertainment's gaffer John Smedley reckons that the NGP is the "perfect machine" for MMOs
The executive made the comment while answering GamesIndustry.biz on the subject of free-to-play MMOs on consoles. Having just launched Free Realms in North America, Smedley was naturally supremely positive about the prospects of the genre on both PlayStation 3 and Sony's new portable system..
Sony may have previously hoped to release its next handheld gaming system, NGP, worldwide by November 2011, but now the Tokyo-based company is warning that production of the device has slowed due to the cataclysmic earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan, and may push back its release. Sony has closed numerous production facilities...
Another day, another example of resume sleuthing
JustPushStart has picked up on the LinkedIn profile of EA software engineer, Juan José Galera Pérez, who lists FIFA 12 as a current project. Nothing surprising there, but the twist is in the platforms. Alongside PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable and PlayStation 3, Juan references "PSP2". Interestingly Juan also worked on the recently..
SCEA gaffer, Jack Tretton, has said that the recent disaster in Japan may limit the NGP's release to just one region this year
You may remember Tretton making a similar comment around the same time as the device's announcement. Back then Tretton suggested a worldwide launch would be unlikely. Now the exec seems to think that the device would be hard-pressed to get out of a single region. "It..
This week the PSP reclaimed its crown at the top of the domestic hardware sales charts in Japan, despite Nintendo's 3DS releasing just a month ago
Numbers for Nintendo's systm were also disappointing across Europe, with exact figures in North America seemingly hush-hush. It's worth stressing that the 3DS represents Nintendo's best ever launch, but...
Sony's announced that its cloud-based music service, Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity, will launch on the PlayStation Portable in the coming weeks, with an NGP version naturally set for launch thereafter
The service is already available on PlayStation 3. We will make happen. Our services need to be available on that device. Its a very...
Insomniac Games has revealed that it would not develop any NGP titles in-house as it wants to maintain its focus on the PlayStation 3
Speaking at the developers community event in LA yesterday, community manager James Stevenson revealed that the developer would "support Sony" in developing any games for the platform, but would "probably not" develop any portable games in house..
Sony's released a new trailer for Patapon 3, presumably with the purpose of reminding everyone it is still a video game with the intention of releasing soon
The game looks distinctly like more of the same, which we totally don't have a problem with. However, we can't wait to see how the series translates to the multiple input capacity of the NGP. The PSP's definitely having a solid final hurrah..
Given the financial success of PlayStation Home, we think it would be a glaring oversight to not bring a similarly social experience to the NGP
Thankfully Sony is looking into the idea according to a report in the latest issue of Famitsu. Reporting on the upcoming major Home update, Famitsu mentions that Sony is considering some method of...
How much do you think the NGP will cost? According to a Ubisoft-sponsored survey conducted by research firm Toluna, the French publisher reckons the standard model will retail for about $250
The survey also notes that Ubisoft expects a $350 price-point for the premium, 3G-powered device. That's quite a gulf in costs, but in-line with other 3G/non-3G devices like the iPad. The survey's all..
A long time coming
The Playstation Blog has a lengthy video interview with Shuhei Yoshida, the head of Sony Worldwide Studios about the development cycle for the upcoming PlaStation NGP. In it, he reveals that Worldwide Studios first began working on the device back in 2008: Since the beginning of 2008, WWS have been officially involved in the...
Cross your fingers
According to sources leaked to online game site MCV, Sony is pushing for a European NGP release by November 2011, following an earlier promise by Sony boss Kazuo Hirai that the NGP would hit shelves somewhere in the world by the year's end. MCV says that third-party licensees claim that Sony has set “development deadlines” for...
A stonking rumour on trade-magazine MCV's website this morning suggests that Sony are lining up a November 11th European release date for their next hand-held, the NGP
The report clashes with statements made by SCEA boss Jack Tretton earlier in the year, who stated that a worldwide launch was very unlikely. But the site reports that deadlines on game development have been set for the end of summer,..
While the tech media continue to ensure the word-of-mouth surrounding Apple's latest device is nothing but rosy, actual game developers have been sharing their enthusiasm for Sony's new handheld the NGP
While the Internet continues to ignore the fact that there actually is a market for traditional handheld games (no matter how big or small!), Epic Games' Mark Rein has spoken out in support of..
Sony's Worldwide Studios gaffer, Shuhei Yoshida, has revealed in an interview that the company has returned to its "studio-friendly roots"
The PlayStation 3 is a notoriously complex system to develop for, but with NGP, Yoshida says that the platform holder has put developers first. Shuhei stated that external teams had "been essential" in making decisions for the tentatively titled NGP..
Aside from an augmented reality dinosaur, fresh NGP details at Sony's GDC panel were hard to come by
One little tid-bit that was captured by various outlets though (we'll source Joystiq) pertained to the NGP's storage methods. According to a slide in Sony's presentation, the NGP will ship with 2GB and 4GB game-cards. The medium is significantly smaller than the PlayStation 3's 50GB Blu-Ray discs,..
Sony has revealed that the new game media for the NGP that will house all upcoming games will be between 2GB and 4GB in size, a portion of which will be reserved for game saves and patches. This surpasses the PSP UMD format’s capacity, which capped games at just under 2GB. While this is certainly good news, it seems almost like a...
A report on Nintendo-Universe (we know
) suggests that a version of F1 2011 is currently in development for the NGP. The news comes via the official Twitter account for Codemasters Benelux, which cites the NGP version of the game via a retweet from a Dutch journalist. Assuming F1 2011 is due during late Summer on other platforms, the confirmation serves as a good omen for a European launch of..
The last time Sackboy appeared on the PlayStation Portable, Sony's Cambridge Studio were put on development duties
But a bunch of eagle-eyed readers have let us know that Media Molecule are on the lookout for some new staff to help develop a new title for a "portable platform". Seeing as LittleBigPlanet has already popped up in numerous NGP show-reels well... Put two-and-two together:..
With Killzone 3 now available on store-shelves across North America, and due in Europe later this week, producer Steven ter Heide has been chatting with Gamasutra about the studio's immediate future
One little tid-bit references the NGP, and whether Guerrilla would be interested in creating a follow-up to their previous (and only) portable title Killzone: Liberation. Its something we are..
We already know that Epic's Unreal Engine will run on Sony's NGP, but now Crytek has revealed that their CryEngine game development suite is also compatible
The news comes as part of an SCE press-release which rattles off compatible game engines and middleware that's likely to end up powering a lot of NGP content in the future. Notable entries include the aforementioned CryEngine, Havok physics and..
MotorStorm: Apocalypse developers, Evolution Studios, are pleased as punch with Sony's next handheld, the NGP
Speaking about Sony's approach designing the hardware, director Matt Southern said developers were given a massive influence on the design, even as far as the system's rear track-pad feature. Weve all been looking at odd-looking devices with wires sticking out them since an early date,..
The technical challenges of the PlayStation 3 are well documented
While most developers are now up-to-speed with the ambitious hardware, it's taken a good for years to get to this point. A mandate Kaz Hirai set when he took over as president of SCE was to get Sony's Worldwide Studios involved in hardware development. In the latest issue of Famitsu, SCEJ boss Hiroshi Kawano has detailed the extent..
An update to GDC's lecture roster has confirmed that Sony will have a word or two to say about the NGP
SCEA's platform manager David Coombes will head the talk, entitled "Next Generation Portable Platform". It'll be the first public discussion of the device outside of last month's unveiling. The lecture synopsis notes: In this presentation we will introduce a new handheld console. We..
Considering the amount of technology Sony packed into the PlayStation 3, its famous $599 launch-price wasn't quite as bad as people claim
Sure it was an absurd price to launch a console, but it was actually cheap considering what the box was capable of. The problem was more to do with the console simply being too expensive to manufacture, than overpriced. Looking at the NGP — and its outrageous..
Nippon Ichi has confirmed rumours that it is working on a new title for Sony's NGP platform, confirming that the game is due some time this year
Destructoid reports that the developer's vice president, Johanna Hirota, announced the in-development title at an event in San Francisco this week. While Hirota wouldn't specify details, rumours suggest that the title is a new entry in the Badman series.
Sony's new handheld device, the NGP, will not replace the current PSP when it launches later in the year
Sony's Worldwide Studios boss, Shuhei Yoshida, told EDGE magazine that both devices will coexist for some time going forwards. "The NGP features everything Sony can and wants to do today," he said. "It's a platform looking forward with great ambition. "It can't replace a..
SCE Worldwide Studios boss, Shuhei Yoshida, has told EDGE magazine that Sony will give the NGP a final name later in the year
Well, NGP is the codename weve used since 2008. We will announce the final name of the console sometime later this year, Yoshida told the magazine, presumably looking towards an E3 reveal. While the news in itself is not a particularly big deal, it does open the..
Sony's announced nothing in regards to the NGP's third-party line-up, so it's pretty cool picking out these little tid-bits from the developers themselves
The latest little snippet comes via the Holy Invasion Of Privacy, Badman! team, who used the Twitter account of one of the game's main characters (don't ask!) to tease an NGP spin-off. We've never played one of the Badman titles, though they've..
Listen to the games media and you'll hear one converging opinion: "People are done with playing actual games on the go and would rather fiddle about with birds on their iPhone
" It's an endorsement we're not sure we agree with. Clearly there are lots of people happy enough with their smartphone gaming applications, but they also belong to the same demographic that device's like the NGP don't..
SEGA's told Eurogamer that while there are no plans for a Virtua Tennis game on NGP right now, "if people want it then we'll obviously answer wishes"
Ok, here we go: please, please, please SEGA, we'd love Virtua Tennis on NGP. "They should write on forums and elsewhere on the internet that they want it." Virtua Tennis: World Tour was a launch title for the original PSP, and is still one..
A Develop report states that British outfit Rebellion -- the guys behind the infinitely popular Aliens Vs
Predator — are actively involved with Sony's new NGP handheld platform. The report notes that the studio has successfully reworked its Asura Engine to take advantage of Sony's portable "in preparation for a new series of internally-built handheld projects". Apparently the studio..
If memory serves us correctly -- and it's going to look mighty embarrassing if we're wrong -- every PlayStation platform has launched alongside a new Ridge Racer
But sadly, it looks like Namco's about to break tradition, as the publisher's told Eurogamer that there are "no plans" for a Ridge Racer game on NGP. "There is no solid plan to make anything in particular for the NGP at the..
Eurogamer's managed to unearth the details from a top-secret SCEE presentation that took place in London yesterday
Attended by roughly 20 developers, Sony shared a wide range of information about its Next Generation Portable, including details on launch plans, specifications and marketing. One attendee, who's sensibly keeping himself anonymous,...
Hideo Kojima, ever the tease, has started Tweeting about something he's deeming the "devil project"
We've absolutely no idea what it is, but we've included a series of messages from the Metal Gear mastermind for your convenience: Have to give priority to another lines scenario etc., so now I cannot work on the devil project and writing. Worked on my devil project a bit after..
Now Sony's Next Generation Portable has been announced, the question on most people's lips is "price, price, price"
Analyst group EEDAR predicts that the system will cost "between $299 to $349" for the Wi-Fi only model, adding that it will "not exceed $399 in the United States". The firm furthers that some regions may not see the 3G model of the NGP at all, stressing that 62 to..
The PlayStation Blog's put up an interview with Sony Computer Entertainment president Kaz Hirai regarding the NGP
While the interview is naturally light on new details, a tired looking Kaz does discuss some of the reasoning behind the handheld's January announcement (nothing to do with 3DS, honest), as well as talking about Sony's success barometer. Kaz admits that Sony aim to match the original..
When it was first announced, the NGP touted a built-in 3G connection as one of its most drool-worthy features, enabling the device to connect to the Internet anytime, anywhere for web browsing, downloading titles from the PS Store or getting in some online gaming on the go, leaving gamers worldwide dreaming of Killzone-ing their...
You can sell anything with quick cuts and a catchy chorus, but thankfully the Next Generation Portable looks like it's actually going to be pretty rad
Still, we're not here to talk about how good Uncharted NGP looks and how excited we are for a new Wipeout. We're here to launch a worldwide public appeal. What is the name of that song? We've tried searching for the lyrics on Google and everything..
Sony Computer Entertainment's top-bod Kaz Hirai has said that details on NGP's price and battery have not yet been disclosed as the system is still in a prototype phase
Kaz did stress however, that Sony are aiming for targets that "should please consumers" either way. While price details are completely up in the air (analysts are guessing anywhere from $250 to $500), an early report on..
If you were smart (like us) you would have switched to purchasing your PlayStation Portable content via the PlayStation Store a long time ago
UMDs were clearly a dead format many years ago, regardless of your stance towards digital download content. Paying a little extra for digital games this past few years has paid off though. While the Next...
One of the challenges many people thought Sony would face with their Next Generation Portable is third-party software support
Despite selling an enormous amount of hardware, software always struggled on the platform outside of Japan. Therefore, t's been refreshing to see publishers — both Western and Eastern — extend words of encouragement about the NGP. The latest positive comments come from..
SCEA's whacked up footage of this Thursday's Next Generation Portable announcement on the PlayStation Blog, allowing you to relive the historical moment in full 1080p
The press conference includes plenty of gameplay snippets, including Uncharted NGP and Little Deviants. Sony's also put up an official website for the PlayStation Meeting event through here. Hit the jump for the first part of the..
Regular and Deluxe
The EEDAR has weighed in a prediction price for the NGP launch price. All versions of the NGP released in Japan will have Wi-Fi capabilities as well as 3G connectivity built-in, but SCEE boss Andrew House says that a cheaper, Wi-Fi only version will be available for consumers outside Japan: The first thing to clarify, which I’m...
On the money?
First the EEDAR predicted a price for the NGP under $400, and SCEE revealed that there would be two differently priced NGP models released, and now GameStop has decided to list the device at a price point of $299.99. This may simply be a place-holder price for the device while the company takes pre-orders, and of course we don’t know...
As expected, Sony has revealed the successor to the PlayStation Portable this morning
The device is currently codenamed the NGP, or 'Next Generation Portable'. According to the platform holder, the NGP has been designed around five core pillars: user interface, social connectivity, location-based entertainment, converging real and virtual gameplay, and PlayStation Suite connectivity. PlayStation..
PushSquare editor Sammy Barker follows up his original reaction to the NGP with discussion on why PlayStation Suite is the overlooked ace in Sony's portable gaming strategy
</em> I've had a few days to analyse the reaction to Sony's NGP announcement this week, and I've been overwhelmed by how much positivity I've read. People seem to get it. The PSP never quite delivered on the "portable..
Electronic Entertainment Design and Research’s Jesse Divnich has cited a $300 -$350 price tag for Sony’s Next Generation Portable, the NGP. The market is ripe for portable high-end gaming. The NGP will be a serious threat to all forms of portable entertainment. After seeing the specs today, if the NGP can’t succeed, it is clear...
Epic Games' Gears Of War franchise may be XBOX 360 exclusive, but the company's president, Mark Rein, reckons the series' gameplay would be an "appropriate" fit for Sony's new Next Generation Portable
"This is the kind of machine that a Gears of War-style experience would be appropriate on because it has the control layout that games like that are designed for and can produce some pretty..
Sony said after the NGP's announcement yesterday that the device's price would be "affordable" and "appropriate for the handheld space"
EEDAR's Jesse Divinch reckons that puts the system in the $300-$350 price bracket. Divinch doesn't think the high price will be a problem though, explaining, "The market is ripe for portable high-end gaming. The NGP will be a serious threat to all forms of..
For a company pushing 3D so hard, many people are bemused at the NGP's lack of three-dimensional technology, particularly with Nintendo pushing the feature so hard on 3DS
Sony's admitted that they dabbled with 3D technology for NGP, but SCEE president Andrew House has concluded that the "shared experience" didn't translate to portable devices. "We view 3D as having the greatest..
We've gotten so used to getting games at the same time as our brothers in North America, that we hadn't even considered the NGP not launching in Europe this year
While a "Holiday 2011" release date was paraded around the system's reveal yesterday, SCEA gaffer Jack Tretton admits a worlwide launch will be "difficult". "I know that's rather ambiguous, and that's for a..
We're certain the codename "Next Generation Portable" is a subtle dig at Nintendo on Sony's part
It's no coincedence that months prior to Nintendo's latest handheld launch, Sony should reveal a system that they're dubbing the "Next Generation Portable". Sick burn. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata doesn't seem too concerned though. After all, why should he be? While the PlayStation Portable..
The NGP will not support Sony's familiar XMB interface
The platform holder's ditching the award-winning navigation system for something more touch control suitable. The NGP's hub menu system is certainly colourful, but we can't help but feel it all looks a little bit messy. Like any smartphone really. Perhaps the bigger issue is how child-like it all looks. It's the kind of interface you'd expect..
Fresh eyes on the series
Insomniac Games may have made a name for Resistance on the PS3, but the studio won’t be handling the franchise's latest handheld incarnation for the NGP. In a tweet by Insomniac, the team congratulated Nihilistic Software for its hard work on the game, and then followed up by adding that NGP Resistance is a brand new game,...
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