In Tokyo today, Sony announced that its next generation portable (NGP) gaming system will be in stores by the end of this year.

The NGP will feature multi-touch 5-inch organic light emitting display (OLED) with 960-by-544 resolution, a multi-touch pad on the rear of the device, a front and rear camera, three motion sensors, gyroscope, accelerometer and electronic compass, dual analog sticks, built-in GPS and the ability to communicate wirelessly via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and 3G network connectivity.

The device will measure approximately 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm (width x height x depth) and have built-in speakers and microphone.

Sony says the NGP will have access to the Playstation Network and be able to play PSP titles, minis, PS one classics, video and comics from the PlayStation Store. Software titles will come on small, dedicated flash memory-based cards which can only be used on the NGP.

Software franchises discussed in Tokyo but not confirmed for the NGP include: Killzone Uncharted, WipEout, LittleBigPlanet, Call of Duty, Resistance, Little Deviants, Hot Shots Golf, Reality Fighters, Gravity Daze, Smart As, Broken, and Hustle Kings.

Discuss in Digital Home's Video Gaming forum .