Sony formally revealed the heavily-rumored PSP2 in Japan today. The device has been codenamed NGP for “next generation portable.” It is set for release by the end of 2011. Pricing information was not provided.
NGP will use a new game medium, a small flash memory based card, dedicated for NGP software titles. The cards will store full game titles and add-on game content or save data. Sony notes that they’ll be able to provide higher capacity cards in the future to allow developers to store more game data. The device also supports PlayStation Network Trophies.
The NGP contains a touch screen on top and a touch pad on the bottom. This will allow players to interact with games through “touch, grab, trace, push and pull” moves of the fingers.