Sony NGP Recap and Two Minutes of Gameplay

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There's a lot of information flooding our feed regarding Sony's second-generation PSP--codenamed: NGP (Next Generation Portable)--so we thought it would be a good idea to create one hub page for you to find all of our coverage.

Additionally, you can use this thread to tell us your questions, comments, and concerns regarding the new platform. But that's not all. After the break you'll find a two-minute sizzle reel of gameplay footage from the 2011 PlayStation Meeting, featuring the NGP in action.

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    January 27, 2011 5:10 PM

    If this thing is anywhere including and under $350, I'm quite sure Nintendo just got smoked.

    That quick clip of Killzone looked amazing. Can you imagine that? A half an hour commute on the train in the morning -- playing a quick level of Killzone. Then on the lunch break, playing a few quick online matches. The same applies to Uncharted; Call of Duty especially will be a big hit for that. I remember kids in high schools crowding around GBAs and the like. I'm sure they still do for iPods. But now the PSP2 (I'm not averse to the name "Sony NGP") is about to blow all that out of the water.

    That, by the way, is the response to people that worry that the PSP2 is just striking the same foul ball as the PSP -- the idea that the PSP failed because it was trying to be a console. Yes, it failed because it was trying to be a PS2 when we had the 360 and, later, the PS3. Well, now this thing is out and it essentially looks like a PS3. I would love to take Uncharted 2/Killzone 2/Need for Speed Hot Pursuit/RDR, etc., etc., etc. on the road with me. Are you kidding me? That sounds awesome. (Was it the latest Weekend Confirmed that pointed out that handhelds have always been console imitators? It might have been Jeff. Or maybe I'm wrong.)

    Also, the idea of having MLB 11: The Show anytime, anywhere is possibly the best gaming-related thing I've heard in a long while. Hopefully it happens.

    And that thing needs an eBook reader too. I'm sure that screen is suitable enough for the likes of PDFs.

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      January 27, 2011 5:33 PM

      I think the impressive hardware specs mean nothing. Nintendo will continue to dominate the handheld market. If any new player gains market share it will be the smartphones.

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        January 27, 2011 5:59 PM

        I kinda feel the same way. I really don't think this will gain much momentum against Nintendo, especially once the 3DS arrives. I also think this thing is going to be beyond the $350 price point and closer to $399, perhaps even more just going by the tech specs. Either that or they will sell it at a larger than normal loss. Not to mention "another" new media format. Why in the hell can't Sony just use what is already established for media delivery? The hardware is indeed impressive but I thought the same thing about the original PSP so who knows? Time will tell I guess.

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      January 27, 2011 7:32 PM

      Does anyone reading this actually commute by train every day?

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        January 27, 2011 8:09 PM

        I have not for some time, but it was just an example. You know, train, bus, airplane. Somebody out there, somewhere in the Western world, has gotta be commuting on a ferry on a daily basis. One of them water taxis.

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        January 27, 2011 9:50 PM

        Does 40 minutes on the subway count?

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        January 28, 2011 1:30 AM

        Yeah. Well, Skytrain. It fucking sucks and I doubt a fancy-graphics handheld would make it any easier.

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        January 28, 2011 7:43 AM

        not all of us telecommute from our mom and dad's basements ;)

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      January 27, 2011 11:27 PM

      I think if they pull of the dream of starting a game on your home console and taking it with you on the go, create games that take advantage of the two touchpads, cameras, 3G connectivity and all...could lead to some amazing things.

      The hardware is sexy and powerful. It IS Sony we are taking about. The tests will be will the software be able to take advantage of the hardware while also justifying its $300-$400 dollar price (assuming its in that range).

      I'm a Sony fan, I already love the hardware....just have the software that doesn't disappear after a few years after launch and have the always connected and seamless experience perfected!

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        January 28, 2011 12:25 AM

        Support for the PSP dropped out because it lost all its traction some time ago. The PSP2, I'm sure, will be a much bigger success. I think it'll be around for a while.

        As an aside, apparently it's being split into two SKUs ala iPad; one with 3G and one without. What's the over/under on Nintendo running a smear campaign to make people think the more expensive 3G model is the actual price of the PSP2 across the board?

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