It's what many of us assumed: the "NGP" or Next Generation Portable would essentially be the PSP2.
And in a lot of ways, what ended up being revealed as the PlayStation Vita looked kinda similar to Sony's first portable device. The second effort is just a whole lot more advanced.
Still, Sony's John Koller says in designing the new handheld, it was never the company's intention to design a "PSP2." Speaking in a new Vita developer diary posted at the PlayStation Blog , Sony talks about the evolution of portable gaming.
It's also great to hear that Sony was constantly in touch with game developers; asking questions, giving them chances to sample the hardware, and in general, making a collaborative effort that would ultimately benefit the gamer. Sony obviously understands that in order to make a piece of hardware fly, you need the software. And that's why the Vita lineup looks so promising right now.