New Sony PSP NGP

For all of you who don’t already know, Sony has just announce the new PSP NGP. NGP stands for Next Generation Portable. People have been waiting on this for a long time now and it looks like the fans will not be disappointed. Let’s take a look at some of the features:

-CPU: ARM® Cortex™-A9 core (4 core)

-GPU: SGX543MP4+

-5 inch OLED screen

-Dual Analog Sticks (Finally)

-3G and Wifi Capable

-Front and Rear Touchpads

-Front and Rear Cameras

-Motion Control

-Three Axis Compass and GPS

Sony seems to be answering a lot of the requests from the gamers. There have also been reports of PS3 like graphics. If this is the case, how will this affect cost? This seems to be a feature rich device but could this possibly cost as much as a Playstation 3? I definitely don’t doubt it. This company has been know for some crazy prices in the past. Maybe they will try to match the prices of the 3DS. It may be a necessity in order to knock the king of handhelds from it’s thrown.

No one knows if the new PSP will have 3D capabilities or if it even necessary. We know that Sony has a hit out for Nintendo but statements have been made about Apple and the iPhone. It seems like we will see a lot of interesting things happening in mobile gaming.

I personally am waiting on a price before I get too excited. What do you all think?

 

Mario 64 on iPhone 4!

We have seen Mario 64 running smoothly on jailbroken iOS4! If you don’t know what jailbreaking is, google it. 🙂 We’ve all seen gaming on mobile phones but this was exciting to see. Just think… these games once needed a console and a cartridge an it is now I’m the palm of your hand! Mario 64 seems to be the smoothest running N64 game I’ve seen on the device. Check it out:

Now, where the iPhone lacks is the absence of a keyboard… While this was the coolest feature back in 2007 when the iPhone launched, it is limiting when gaming on the mobile device. You either end up with buttons over your image or only using half the screen like you see above.

I was excited to see that the save feature worked also. And I’m not talking about save states but actually in game saves! The gyroscope and accelerometer are also used for camera adjustment controls.

Awesome stuff. The lack of an analog stick was missed when trying to run in a full circle but HEY playing Mario 64 on a phone is cool enough!

The mobile gaming industry ( The PSP, DS etc) has already been threatened by mobile phone devices. As far as graphics and processing speed, this is proof that they can hang with the best!