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This article is about the The NeXT Generation family of consoles. For the 2012 console, see NeXT.

The NeXT Generation
NeXT GeN 2020 Family Photo
The NeXT Generation product line as of 2020.
Details
Initial Release NeXT and NeXT MP3 v1.0
August 21, 2012
Latest Update NeXT v2.5.2r2 (Player 4 Fix)
May 6, 2020
Level The T-Games NeXT Generation - LBP's Most Advanced Media Players
LittleBigPlanet 2
The NeXT - LittleBigPlanet's Most Advanced Media Players
LittleBigPlanet 3
The T-Games NeXT Mini - LBPVitas first portable media player!
LittleBigPlanet PS Vita

The NeXT Generation is the name given to the NeXT family of consoles in the LittleBigPlanet series. It consists of four main instalments, two special consoles and a spin-off. The line was produced by T-Games until its closure in 2019, with the first consoles releasing as the NeXT and NeXT Audio (formally NeXT MP3) on August 21, 2012.

All Core and Dedicated consoles read proprietary NeXT Folders as their content disks, which can store up to 100 of any assorted Files. The NeXT Ubique has limited support for NeXT Folders, but also reads propretary NeXT Ubique Folders.

The original console in the series, the NeXT, remains the console with the longest lifespan in LittleBigPlanet.

Core Consoles

NeXT

Main article: NeXT

The NeXT was one of the two original consoles in The NeXT Generation line, released August 21, 2012. It remains the longest-supported LittleBigPlanet console of all time, recieving its latest update on May 6, 2020.

It is the most successful LittleBigPlanet multimedia console of all time based on unique player counts, and the second-most successful LittleBigPlanet console behind MusicPlayer.

NeXT S

Main article: NeXT S

The NeXT S was a lightweight, open-source modification of the NeXT with several removed features, released November 9, 2012. It remains available to collect in LittleBigPlanet 2, but was discontinued on May 6, 2020 in LittleBigPlanet 3 and succeeded by the NeXT Lite.

NeXT Basic

Main article: NeXT Basic

The NeXT Basic was released March 22, 2014 as an easy-to-use version of the NeXT. It was thought by developer Billy Anderson that the original NeXT unit was too complex and intimidating for those new to LittleBigPlanet consoles, and so created GameExpo II-inspired design to attract new users. It remains available in LittleBigPlanet 2, but was discontinued on May 6, 2020 in LittleBigPlanet and successded by the NeXT Lite.

NeXT Lite

Main article: NeXT Lite

The NeXT Lite is a lightweight, stripped-down and open-source NeXT released May 6, 2020 as a successor to both the NeXT S and NeXT Basic consoles.

The NeXT Lite takes up the least amount of thermometer of any Core Console, yet retains features such as IceOS. It also features a modified version of the NeXT Basic's Quick-Start guide.

Dedicated Consoles

NeXT Audio

Main article: NeXT Audio

The NeXT Audio (formally NeXT MP3) was one of the two original entries to The NeXT Generation family of consoles. It features a lightweight design that only reads Music Files from NeXT Folders and NeXT Ubique Folders, skipping any Files it cannot support.

NeXT Ubique

Main article: NeXT Ubique

The NeXT Ubique was released November 9, 2012 and branded as being "the console with no limits", as it supports all Media Files, but with no pre-determined screen. The boundaries for content is entirely limited to the developers of the content, as no restrictions are imposed by the console.

The NeXT Ubique reads proprietaretary NeXT Ubique Folders that are modified to only be compatible with the unlimited screen size of the NeXT Ubique. However, the console also has limited support with NeXT Folders.

Other Hardware

NeXT mini

Main article: NeXT mini

The NeXT mini is the only NeXT console to be released in LittleBigPlanet PS Vita. It was originally released as MediaTouch on October 11, 2012, before being re-branded to NeXT mini on February 4, 2013.

Like its LittleBigPlanet 2 and LittleBigPlanet 3 counter-parts, the NeXT mini can read Folders, which can contain up to 100 pieces of assorted Files. However, Folders are titled 'Collections' and Files are titled 'Apps'.

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