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E3: What I want for the NGP (or PS Vita), revisited

E3: What I want for the NGP (or PS Vita), revisited screenshot

My " What I want for the PSP2 " article, written last October, was a list of daydreams for Sony's next portable. I thought it would be fun to revisit the article today, a day before Sony fully unveils this new portable to the world. Jim has a similar list of wishes A few months later, although it was a bit more ... vivid than mine. He called Sony "sh * required chimpanzees" while I'm dishing boundless love for my favorite portable. Unlike its PSP, my PSP hasn 't been "buried in a cupboard' all the time. I play it every day. I love the system very much. I 'm very excited for the sequel.

That is, I 'm sure Jim and I are on the same page on various topics. I 'm sure we both want better quality control, a better way to distribute games, a better online experience and a more targeted approach to portable gaming systems. Fortunately, it sounds like Sony has learned from some of their missteps with the PSP.

We 've learned a lot about Sony' s next portable since I wrote this piece. Meanwhile we 've all seen is the next-generation portable system, called rumors that the PlayStation Vita. We 've seen some screenshots of the first games that we know much about the feature set, and we' re getting a full reveal tomorrow at Sony 's E3 press conference. Is there a better time to compare our list of what we know how it looks like we will have 're wanted to come? And while we 're at it, let' s got some new things on the list.


We know it 's still to be learned about the NGP, but we have had a good look at some test hardware for Sony' s next portable. This hardware we 've seen is not final, but we know it' s a good representation of what to expect, and between that and what Sony has been revealed, we have a good picture of what the NGP is like on the its hardware side.

Dual Analog Sticks:  

Check. Sticks, too. To dual analog sticks on their next portable stop the facepalm-y error in the story would have gambling. It would have said loud and clear that Sony does not belong to their user base. I 'm glad that she' at least they have heard. The sticks look great. I 'm so glad that they' re not pimples!

A large, beautiful display

It \ t to these worries never an issue with Sony notebooks, so I was wasn \. "The PSP 's screen wasn' t the greatest at first, but later iterations had big screens that are more than adequate for the provision of console-like experience" were on-the-go. I 've always preferred the PSP' s screen on the smaller, lower-resolution screens of the Nintendo 's Portable. It looks like they 've went above and beyond with the NGP' s view. We know to expect a huge, high-resolution 5-inch OLED screen. It 'sa big screen, and the' s also the latest display technology. It looks incredible. I could not 't have asked for more on this front.

Non-optical media

Yes. YES. I want to high-five someone at Sony for this. We are getting exactly what I asked for in my original wish list for games media: Removable, non-optical media. We're getting something closer to what Nintendo has been using all this time. No rattly discs or slow load times. Small size, instant access -- this is how you do portable games.

Graphical output

From what we have little "of the first batch of games NGP seen, it looks like Sony has fully delivered in the graphics department hp. NGP seems enough muscle under the hood in order to take full advantage of this sexy OLED screen, and then have some. From the looks of it, we 'll always be games that come close to matching the image quality of current games on the PS3 or Xbox 360.

Things I didn 't ask for, but happy to take

Most of what I was looking for in the next Sony portable search was over with his technical ability, software support and compatibility to do. All new interface features are a bonus. The large rear pad is an innovative idea that some cool new ways, could lead to interact with portable games. I see it as a touch screen Sony 's move to keep up with the Jons. It will also allow for easy ports of games for mobile platforms. I 'll be happy to accept both.

I Like 'em round and big

I can 't help myself - I' m actin 'like an animal! Kudos to Sony for making no fear, a portable machine of a decent size. I hope we 're done with this portable to small devices. In this day and age of people toting around smaller notebooks and tablet computers, I believe, a larger portable gaming is then fit in. I 've always wanted comfort of portability. I can be a game system in a bag, if its too big to put the bag, but I can 't stop my eyes from the effort or the hands of seizures, when the system is too small. Well, I can, but that does not mean to play it. The NGP looks like it was designed to be kept for a long time. to The 's exactly what I do if the battery life supports this plan.

Battery Life

I hope they didn 't mess this up. The NGP is like a powerful game system, and it has a massive feature set. I hope all the cool things they 'have packed on board, don' \ t take away his life of the battery.

Power Switch

You should had better moves that change the power supply to a better place, Sony. Look at me. This is my serious face. This is the first thing I check when I get my hands on the final hardware.


Sony has linked us what to expect on the software front. We know to start a few games, but \ the jury's still important issues such as backward compatibility, digital game distribution and online functionality. I expect that Sony will answer all these questions tomorrow. Now we are 's was what we' re do on the software side.

The New Games:

It's a launch line-up, so I'm not expecting amazing things. But what we've seen so far looks really nice, and certainly more interesting than the PS3's launch line-up. There's Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Killzone, Wipeout 2048, Super Stardust Delta, and Hot Shots Golf The mixture of some very strong franchise representation. Games like Hustle Kings and Sound Shapes look good cases of the NGP 's technology. I 'm certain Sony has a lot more up their sleeves, and I know they sit their external partners on some good news for E3 have. I just wanted a good game and a role Hot Shots Golf Game out of the gate. Perhaps a new PaRappa the Rapper or Unjammer Lammy 2 ? No?

Backwards Compatibility

Digital games distribution is here to stay. I don 't think we' re not ready for a digital download-only system. I feel like the NGP is designed to fit right in during this time of transition. It has a slot for games, but it 's safe to say that there are also an option to download NGP games. supposedly it to play the online connectivity and compatibility with our old PSP games. Obviously there 's internal functions, the upscale old PSP games that can take advantage of the screen with higher resolution. It 's as remapping, with the older games use the second analog stick. This is all great news for the millions of PSP owners who have a solid selection of games already. I 'm one of them.

It was also reported to be on the PlayStation Minis NGP work. I have 3 of them, though.

But what about my UMDs?

While the reports of strong support for backward compatibility of digital tracks I was kind of excited, packed holding the mental image of my shelves full of PSP UMD games to paint me back in full. We all have to start our hopes in the time of PSPgo if we rumors that there is a possibility, could somehow be back in our UMD games to digital. The rumor is never gone, and that the PSPgo was a hard sell to those with existing libraries. What will become of the many players like me that fully supports the PSP done all these years, buying hundreds (or thousands!) Of dollars worth of UMD PSP games? Are we going to have to just hang on our PSPs?

PS1 games. Hell, PS2 games.

What 's the hold-up on this, Sony? You been waiting for the NGP surprise us and tell us that all the PS1 library now available? With the PS3, PSP, which recently introduced Play Xperia phone and now the NGP, you 'd think that digging up these old classics would be a top priority. And now that the NGP this second analog nub has, I see it as fully compatible with the old, massive library. And while your him, I 'm thinking of hundreds of PS2 games would be wonderful portable title. The NGP would never by my side when it had added full PS2 compatibility. Please don' t speed up this mess.

Mobile Compatibility

Here's another feature I didn '\ t ask, but I'm glad to have. The NGP 's network / Internet connectivity and its touch screen, you would see that mobile games could be easily delivered and played on the system. During this wouldn 't one function to use in the days when the PSP was launched upset, it's definitely going to buy. Mobile gaming has something so big that it would be foolish not to work, grow some kind of compatibility in a portable gaming system. It 's are so many good deals these days. It 's good to know that your entry price for this system you not only get NGP and PSP games, but also the possibility of other species. Since Android gaming grows, this seemingly small feature is becoming increasingly attractive.


It sounds like Sony is gearing up with for us, as they 'll support online gaming with the NGP surprise. You have to surprise us yet, so \ that it's high time. We can be sure we 'll see full support for PlayStation Network, and that' s great. But Xbox Live has spoiled us with his strong social functions. Will the Sony NGP catching up in the online environment? I hope so. I 'd love to see a portable full capacity to support team-based multiplayer shooter, MMOs, Racing, Japanese games of huntingand all the other things we expect to experience in a full console. Sure, PSP games support wound some online features, but the experience feels when they get compared to what we in brackets. Here 's in the hope that Sony dreams big for that. Let 's get over this idea that a portable gaming experience must be reduced to a. A large, bright, fully portable online could be a game-changer.

Non-gaming functions

What can you do that? We 'll find out tomorrow. I 'm sure it plays music, and it probably plays downloaded and / or streamed movies and TV shows from more than one provider. Mobile applications beyond games could also be done. As I said in my original function: I'm really just looking for a portable beast of a game device. All that other stuff is just gravy on top. I like sauce, but it 's nothing to do with buttery mashed potatoes from.

Here 's The Short List

Now that the system is final, it's too late to ask for hardware changes. At least for now. It's not too late to ask for software and support, though. I'd love to imagine that Sony execs read everything I write for them. I wrote this just for you, guys. Here's the shortlist of what we all Sony want for the NGP:

* Replace the AAA blockbuster, hard and fast

* Don 't to fudge PSP backward compatibility

* Give us the PS1 games already, and throw in some of those PS2

* Enter your full and committed support to a robust online experience

* Focus on games first, worry about multimedia features later

* Full support of your third-party developers

* Don 't kill us with the price of the system and games!

My request to Sony, Revisited

My original call to Sony for their next portable asked that they look back on the PSP and see what worked and what didn 't. He also asked that they listen to their customers to see what they really want in a new portable gaming system. I don 't seem to have insight into the development process for the NGP, but surely, as they saw, learned and listened. I 'm so happy already and I know that many more surprises are in stock.

I asked for a capable, powerful animal with a big screen, sexy, and it looks like that 's what I' m getting. As a player who lives for on-the-go gaming, the new Sony Portable seems like a dream system. I 'm hoping that Sony follows through with the strong start.

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