Gaming using the PlayStation Suite for Android
Can’t wait for the NGP/PSP2 to come to get your mobile PlayStation fix? If you’ve got an Android phone or tablet with version 2.3 Gingerbread or later (right now this means only the Nexus S), you’re in serious luck. Not only did Sony release those first bits of info on the NGP/PSP2 earlier today, but they also took the wraps off of their plans for an Android game platform called the PlayStation Suite.
The PlayStation Store in the PlayStation Suite on Android
The PlayStation Suite is kinda Sony’s answer to the Xbox Live app on Windows Phone 7, allowing Android devices to play first generation PlayStation games (the classics from the PlayStation One) while also offering a PlayStation Store for downloading new games. And as we said above, this will work on Android phones with Android 2.3 or later even if they don’t have special PlayStation controls like the Xperia Play (aka the still unannounced PSPhone) as there will be software controls like on the top pic of the snowboarding game above. The PlayStation Suite will also be available on the NGP/PSP2.
Sony didn’t announce which games will be coming the PlayStation Suite or when exactly it will come beyond the vague “before the end of the year,” but if you’re looking for a new Android phone (like one of those new, powerful upcoming Verizon and AT&T 4G phones) consider this a HUGE win.
Pix from Engadget
So by now you’ve heard the news. Sony’s finally back in the portable gaming space in a HUGE way with their announcement of their new Next Generation Portable/NGP/PSP2. You’ve also probably heard that Nintendo is planning to release their next big portable game system, the 3DS, in exactly two months from today. Both are major products and really usher in the next generation of gaming on the go. But what’s the big difference between the two you ask? A lot actually.
Read on for a everything you need to know about the NGP/PSP2 vs the 3DS.
It’s finally here. After years of wishing wanting and waiting Sony has finally come out today with an all new next generation to the PSP– and no it’s not the PSPhone (now said to be called the Xperia Play). Called for now “Next Generation Portable” (or NGP), this guys a beast, and everything any of us would want in a dream PSP!!!
- 5 inch OLED touchscreen with a crazy 960×544 resolution– read: AWESOME screen!
- Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor– Desktop power in your pocket. WOW!!!! Makes all those dual core phones seem ridiculously old– and their not even here yet!
- PS3 quality graphics !!!!– Yes, PS3 graphics in something you can carry!
- Full array of buttons— As you can see from the pic above, it looks like the original PSP with all the buttons you’d expect– dual analog sticks, D-Pad, PlayStation buttons, shoulder buttons. Everything you’d expect on a PSP.
- Front and rear cameras
- Touch sensitive pads on front and back— For controlling the device without getting in the way of the screen as well more crazy ways to play games (the touch sensitive panel on the back spans the length of the front screen– so you can control from the back by touching where you would want on the front. This offers better control while not having your fingers get in the way, which often happens in touchscreen gaming).
- 3G and WiFi— And this isn’t a phone!
- Memory cards for games— Games that will include PS3 favorites like Killzone, Uncharted (seen above. Pic from Engadget), Metal Gear Solid, Call of Duty, and Little Big Planet!!!!!
- All new UI– Which looks to be pretty sick in its own. And yes, a PlayStation Store will be present for buying games on the go.
- Coming Holiday Season— Yeah, this part stinks…