Yes, I know this is a POKEMON blog which has to be inherently pro-Nintendo, but I am a gadget geek at my core. I’ve decided to call my readers’ attention to this new device shown off by Sony today which goes by the name NGP (which stands for ‘Next Generation Portable’). It is definitely bringing the heat and buyers who can only afford one handheld console will be faced with a difficult decision (or possibly not so difficult decision for most of us Pokemon fans) of which to buy. Here are some of the stats:
5″ OLED touchscreen (supports multitouch)
Touchpad on the back that corresponds with the front screen
Dual analog sticks
GPS, 3G, and WiFi connectivity
Front camera and rear camera
Backwards compatibility with PSP titles DOWNLOADED from PSN
Six-axis motion detection
No UMD support
So what do we think?! Right now I own both a PSP-3000 and a DSi. They’re both good for different games, but I definitely get more use out of my DS. If it comes down to only being able to afford one I’ll be going for the 3DS (even though I’m not entirely sold on the 3D aspect). Sony has definitely offered up a tempting device that strongly targets older gamers though and I’ll be trying to get one down the road.
ps- Changed up the layout a bit. New layout IS COMING though.