Prior to the big reveal of Sony’s next portable handheld, simply dubbed, NGP — there was mass speculation that the device was powerful enough to replicate PlayStation 3 software at full force. Though the launch titles they showed off during the show looked phenomenal, none of them looked too closely like its console counterpart.
However, according to an anonymous source, the NGP is able to run WipEout HD, the same game available for download on the PlayStation 3′s network store flawlessly. What this means is that it is capable of running the game at the full 60 frames per second, with shader support, and no decline in visuals. Apparently this show of strength took place at Sony’s HQ in London.
While I think it’s a little early to jump on the PSP2 bandwagon and I think we should wait for more concrete information, it’s very hard to not get excited about the realm of possibilities that this hand held could bring to the marketplace. How would you rate your excitement for the device?