After all the rumours, Sony have finally let loose. The rumoured PSP2 (codenamed the NGP) was unveiled today at Sony’s 2011 PlayStation Meeting in Japan.

The NGP (Next Generation Portable) is releasing at the end of this year. Any guesses at the real name? PSP Move? PSP Future? PSP 2.0? The PSP? NGPSP?

The first thing you’ll notice is that there are now two analog sticks. Looks like Sony listens to its criticisms after all!

It’s touch screen as confirmed early on. And what is this, a touchpad on the back?

Guess what else is crazy? Games now come on flash cards (DS-like cartridges). Bizarre, but makes sense, getting rid of the complaints against the UMD-less PSP Go.

The NGP is packed full of all sorts of tech. Just whack those features on there Sony! 
OLED display, front and rear cameras, microphone, GPS, 3G, Bluetooth, and motion sensors (gyroscope, accelerometer, & electronic compass). Full specs over on

As for the games… PS3 games are being ported over (Sony says this is quite an easy process): including Metal Gear Solid 4, Uncharted, and Resistance. As well as other familiar franchises Call of Duty and LittleBigPlanet. The NGP is of course backwards compatible with digital download PSP titles and other PlayStation Store content.

Official pics over on Flickr. Don’t forget to have a peek at the back of it.

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