Sony officially debuts NGP, formerly known as PSP2

Sony has gotten official with the PSP2 we've been hearing so much about, but there's a name change. Now the handheld gaming console is referred to as the Next Generation Portable, or NGP.

Sony has gotten official with the PSP2 we've been hearing so much about, but there's a name change. Now the handheld gaming console is referred to as the Next Generation Portable, or NGP.

As expected, Sony debuted the gaming system in Tokyo yesterday. There have been rumors swirling about what this device would look like, including an AMOLED display and 3G support.

According to The New York Times, 3G is definitely there, but the AMOLED screen has been traded for a 5-inch LED panel. Other specs include front and rear cameras, two sets of button controls and motion sensors. With the exception of an announcement about the PlayStation Suite, an app store for PlayStation games, the rest of the NGP is shrouded in mystery.

[Image Gallery: Sony's NGP (Next Generation Portable): The PSP2 (photos)]

The long-awaited successor to the PSP collection will be on sale by the end of 2011. Sony wasn't anymore specific than that, and we'll have to wait and see about pricing too. Nor was there any mention about the PlayStation Phone, but hopefully we'll see more of both by Mobile World Congress next month.

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