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NGP backwards compatible with PSP games. The NGP, Sony's next portable Playstation will be fully backwards compatible with all PSP games. One stipulation to this is that PSP games have to be purchased through the Playstation Store in order to be played on the NGP, as there is no UMD drive on the system. PSP Go users may see the full benefits of that digital-download only route to buying games.

Games played on the NGP will have some benefits, such as some "smoothing" and the ability to make use of the second analogue stick present on the NGP.
Sony announces the "PSP Remaster" series for Playstation 3. The initiative will see select PSP software being, as the name implies; remastered for use on the Playstation 3 including an upgrade to High Definition visuals and in some cases stereoscopic 3D support. The games will be available on physical Blu Ray discs.

There's little word as of yet as to what games the series will bring to the Playstation 3, however Capcom's highly successful "Monster Hunter Portable 3rd" will be the first game in the series to be launched in Japan during the Summer under the title "Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD Ver." There's no word as to if any of the titles in the PSP Remaster series will be released outside of Japan.

The PS3 variant of PSP Remaster titles will be able to share save data with the original PSP version (and vice-versa) of the titles as well as share online multiplayer aspects of the system, including the "Ad-Hoc" connection setting. However, the online functionality depends on the PS3 having internal WiFi, original circa-2007 20GB Playstation 3 model owners are out of luck, it seems.
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Xperia Play this April, is now official. Sony's not-so-secret "Playstation Phone" has finally gone official. Revealed during an advertisement break during the great American Superbowl, with a slightly longer version of the TV spot which leaked onto the internet last week.

UK carriers: O2, Vodafone, T-Mobile and Orange have all confirmed that they will provide the device this April.
Xperia Play advert leaks. It's been a while since the original photographs of the "Playstation Phone" were leaked onto the internet, since then we've heard the device's specifications, official name; "Xperia Play" and after last week's Playstation Meeting event, we know some classic, original Playstation games will be available for the device.

So, at this point, it comes as no real big surprise that the Xperia Play's US advert spot has also been leaked on the internet. As is par for the US Playstation advertising course, it's creepy. Very creepy. (Click the following link to view:)
Sony not ditching physical game distribution.
Let's be honest in saying that the PSP Go didn't exactly capture the imagination of the public with it's release last year. A more pocket-friendly size may have lured many towards the device, however lack of a UMD drive and the inability to play one's already purchased back-catalogue of PSP games drove many away, not to mention game prices on the PS Store being similar to those of retail, only without the flexibility of price fluctuations and frequent sales.

So it comes as no surprise then that Sony isn't taking the digital distribution-only route for the newly announced PSP2 or "NGP". Instead, games will now be distributed on Flash Memory devices similar to that of the Memory Stick Duo or Nintendo [3]DS game cards. Unlike the DS and 3DS before it, however, it doesn't appear that there is an upper limit on the size of these storage solutions. The 3DS currently has a limit of 2GB.
Sony announces the PSP successor, the NGP. Earlier this morning, Sony announced it's next generation of portable gaming solutions, the "Next Generation Portable Entertainment System" or "NGP" as it's currently being called. Money's still on "PSP2" being it's official name, however.

The system comes with the often-requested dual analogue joysticks, which are now more flush and less "thumb-nub" as seen on the original PSP, a capacitive multi-touch OLED screen and similarly multi-touch back trackpad, rear and front facing cameras, but crucially, missing any physical media slot. Update: Sony confirms there will be physical media support.

The system is packing a quad-core CPU and a beast of a GPU. The power of the machine was demonstrated by none other than Metal Gear creator; Hideo Kojima, who demonstrated Metal Gear Solid 4 on-stage, however, was keen to stress that the game is merely a technology demo and no plans to bring MGS4 to the NGP are on the table.

No word on price or release window, expect that at E3 in June. Until then, take a look at some of the shots below and hold your hats as analysts predict how much the system will cost. My prediction? It wont come cheap.
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Further PSP Phone leaks emerge, possible announcement date revealed. A YouTube video shows the most clearest footage of the Sony Erricson "Z1" or "Zeus" yet.

Meanwhile, GSM Arena has revealed that Sony could possibly announce the device on December 9th.
Is this the PSP2? Joystiq reports that the PSP2 development unit may just have had it's face shown to the public. Complete with pictures. Check it out.
Is the Playstation Phone finally revealed through prototype leak? Possibly. Tech-blog Engadget has been sent intriguing photos of what appears to be a Sony Ericsson prototype phone with slide-out Playstation controls not dissimilar to the PSP Go. The device is also clearly running the Android mobile phone operating system.

As well as this, there's new rumours that the Playstation brand will come to non-Sony phones with the next major version of Android; 3.0. Exciting times ahead for Android users and those waiting for dedicated gaming-slash-phone hardware.
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Added: 27/05/2011