Sony Corp. this month released a new text-based ad for the NGP (Next-Generation Portable) hardware via Google Inc.’s AdWords network.
The ad, titled ‘NGP: Next Generation Portable’, reads “Biggest & Best Games. Don’t Miss Out. Learn More at E3”.
The advertisement links to the official NGP Product Page.
The NGP will include the dual analog sticks, a 5-inch multi-touch OLED display, 3G & GPS, front and rear touch panels, and a compass on three axes. It will utilize flash-memory game cards.
Hardware specifications include an ARM Cortex A9 4-core CPU, front camera, rear camera, built-in microphone, and Bluetooth 2.1.
Price was not disclosed.
Game titles include Hot Shots Golf, Gravity Daze, Killzone, Reality Fighters, Smart As, Broken, LBP, Little Deviants, WipEout, Resistance, Uncharted.
Each game title will have LiveArea UI functionality to allow users to launch the game, download game-specific DLC, send messages, or view the status of other users playing the game.
Another function is Near, a location-based feature to view the most popular game in a particular area and detect what others are playing.
In addition to the NGP, Sony said it will offer the Playstation Suite framework to support game development for various portable devices, including the NGP.
Sony in Apr. 2010 discontinued the PSP go, a 16GB handheld that required software to be downloaded, due to tepid sales.
The standard PSP continues to hold solid demand, particularly in Japan.