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Sony unveils its Next Generation Portable in TokyoSony CEO and Group President Kazuo Hirai shows off the Next Generation Portable, known as the PS2, at a Tokyo press event.
-[unk]. -It's a pleasure to introduce to you, this is NGP. The system, it's equipped with a 5-inch OLED display that boasts 4 times a resolution of the current PSP. You have touchpads on both the front and rear, and it also adopts in the small body a powerful CPU and a GPU, and the most advanced cores in this class, and also sensors and gyro technology that we have accumulated so far. The camera, suitable for game play, is incorporated on both the front and rear of the system, realizing input of some still images and movies. Also 2 analog sticks, the first joystick function for the portable gaming system, further enhances user's operability and comfort in playing games. And GPU also adopt a new game medium, the flash memory-based card, enabling saving data directly on the card and also allowing higher capacity in the future. Along with many advancements of the portable system, it will also incorporate 3G networks and accessibility to 3G networks in addition to Wi-Fi capabilities. NGP will be released starting the holiday season this year. Now, let me show you a demonstration of game selection on NGP. For this purpose, I'd like to welcome on-stage Mr. Shuhei Yoshida, the president of SCE Worldwide Studios. Mr. Yoshida, please. -[unk]. -Hello, now, I'd like to talk about the potential, future potential, of games on NGP. As mentioned by Hirai, "NGP aims to realize the ultimate portable entertainment experience. Among the advantages of the system are the large size beautiful screen, graphics features of PS3 quality, adoption of 2 analog sticks for the first time in the history of portable systems, and intuitive operability made possible by the front touchscreen as well realizing more [unk] play by the rear touchpad. It is as if the world of games is in your hands and touching it for your own fingers. It also supports user's communication through the [unk] system, because of that, having the fun of social networking in the portable gaming world. What I'm going to show you is a video that depicts only part of many titles that are currently being developed by Worldwide Studios for NGP. Please see yourselves. -Feel like you know just who you are. Take it. Tell yourself the world will follow you into the future, come. You'll make it far. Everyone will see how good you are. And one by one believe the things you can and things you [unk]. This world is yours to play the way you like 'cause nothing's stopping you tonight. Breathe in. It's time to live your life. It's yours to play the way you like 'cause nothing's stopping you tonight. The choice to play the way you like 'cause nothing's stop. [unk]. This world is yours to play way you like 'cause nothing's stopping you tonight. Breathe in. It's time to live your life. It's yours to play the way you like 'cause nothing's stopping you tonight.