Sony’s NGP Is Four Times More Powerful As The First iPad

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Just in case you were still wondering (hoping?) that Sony’s latest handheld would be as powerful as their full gaming console, the PS3, Sony slapped sense into everyone by saying it would “probably set fire to your pants”, if true.

The Platform Research Manager at SCEA, David Coombes, said that “some people in the press have said ‘Wow, this thing could be as powerful as a PS3’,” Coombes said. “Well, it’s not going to run at 2GHz because the battery would last five minutes… and it would probably set fire to your pants.” Unless you’re really into setting fire to yourself, it’s probably a good thing that it’s sitting “halfway” between the original PSP and the PS3, in regards to speed. [Kotaku]