Despite all of the negativity surrounding Sony’s recent breach(es), their one bright spot might be the NGP. Today, “the official PlayStation.Blog spat out some footage of the quad-core NGP in action, and it’s not just playing last-gen games; rather, there’s yet another glimpse at Uncharted.” Click here for the first picture in gallery — games are Uncharted, Super Stardust Delta, and Hustle Kings in that order. Continue reading to watch.

There’s definitely a lot of dual-analog action here, but demonstrators are also taking advantage of that five-inch touchscreen, and Wipeout will apparently use the front-facing camera to beam taunt-filled pictures and video of the victor to the losers in each race.

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Aside from the press images and the few games that have been announced, there hasn’t been much media released for Sony’s upcoming NGP (aka PSP2)…until now. The console features “a quad-core CPU capable of up to 2GHz, 5-inch OLED touchscreen, dual analog sticks, rear touchpad, two cameras (front and and back), Wi-Fi and an optional 3G.” Video after the break.

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The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, better known as the PSP Phone or PlayStation Phone, has produced a lot of chatter on the internet, and rightfully so. Featuring a zippy 1-GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon processor, 400MB of RAM, 5.0-megapixel camera, and a crisp 854 x 480 display. Continue reading for the videos. Click here for more pictures. Here’s the bottom line:

So with almost no differentiating software of its own, the Play is really relying on the strength of its gamepad to round up willing participants in its gaming revolution. We concur that that’s indeed the phone’s main strength, with good ergonomics and an extremely durable sliding mechanism.

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Set for release this winter, we now know that the Sony NGP will be powered by a “quad-core Cortex-A9 and a quad-core Imagination Technologies PowerVR SGX543MP4+ GPU.” This makes it by far the most powerful handheld system to date. Videos after the break. Click here for more pictures.

Then again, considering the darn thing won’t be launching until this holiday season, maybe quad-core parts will be the least Sony will need in order to match up to the “super phones” coming up this year.

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Finally, Sony has officially unveiled the PSP2, which is currently codenamed NGP. Featuring a 5-inch OLED touchscreen display, dual analog sticks, camera, Wi-Fi, GPS, 3G, and a CPU that’s the “most advanced in its class”. Videos after the break. Click here for more pictures.

The new console’s UI will be called LiveArea, which has a bunch of vertically navigable home screens and built-in social networking (presumably through PSN). You can jump between games and the LiveArea without losing your progress and comment on your buddies’ great feats of mobile gaming.

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Coming soon to a cell phone distributor near you, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play is poised to battle Google’s Nexus S and Apple’s iPhone, at least in the mobile gaming arena. Just to recap, it features a 4.5-inch multi-touch display, an Adreno 205 GPU, 512MB of RAM, 802.11n Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR. Video after the break. Click here for more pictures.

Well, having touched the actual gamepad on an Xperia Play, we’d be lying if we say we’re not further tempted by it.

[via Engadget]