No Internal Storage For NGP

By Colin Tan on March 16, 2011, 1:08AM EST

Say goodbye to internal space and hello again to game cards. Unlike today's PSP models, Sony's new portable platform won't be utilizing internal hard drives for storage space. Instead, it'll be using dedicated memory cards that range between 2GB and 4GB.

According to PlayStation boss Kaz Hirai, the new design is based on a number of core values, including an innovative user interface, location-awareness, social connectivity, amplified reality, and PlayStation Suite compatibility.

Games on the NGP will weigh in at at least 1.8GB on the smaller cards and 3.6GB on the larger ones, with development costs previously confirmed to easily double that of PSP and DS titles. In addition, approximately 5 to 10 percent of the cards will be reserved for save/game data, patches and other such purposes.


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