Sony NGP 2011 US Launch Reconfirmed

Sony Computer Entertainment America president Jack Tretton announced last week that it may delay the launch of the upcoming portable due to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Now, Sony Computer Entertainment America confirmed a 2011 release window for their upcoming handheld codenamed as "NGP" at a recent analyst day.

US investment firm Lazard Capital Markets said, “A 2011 launch for NGP was reconfirmed, although we expect pricing will be unveiled around the E3 conference. We remain somewhat concerned that an initially high price point could limit the market opportunity for NGP, since Sony continues to balance profitability goals with unit sales.”

Colin Sebastian, an analyst from Lazard Capital said that SCEA reps "reconfirmed" that the handheld would be debuted in the US this year. Previous word of a staggered launch had raised some fears the NGP would follow the PSP and launch in Japan first, followed by a US debut several months later.

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It's sounding like it's gonna have a heafty price tag sure it's some really impressive hardware but if the price is too high it'll be DOA. I thought Sony learnt from the PS3 debarkle, guess they still haven't....that is my 2 cents, take with a grain of salt.

Xerxes said,
It's sounding like it's gonna have a heafty price tag sure it's some really impressive hardware but if the price is too high it'll be DOA. I thought Sony learnt from the PS3 debarkle, guess they still haven't....that is my 2 cents, take with a grain of salt.

They also haven't learned from their brutal loss to the DS in that Stronger Hardware != Guaranteed Win.

i cant wait for this to be released
it should introduce a new control scheme using the rear touchpad
im thinking a pointing device based ui in the menu, where the trackpad controls a mouse pointer and the face buttons act like mouse buttons
not to mention a proper way to control fps games on consoles, for once

I cant wait for this beast but i cant help but feel Europe is going to get shafted just like the original PSP-1000 launch which took over 6 months from US launch to come to Europe.

Jenson said,
I cant wait for this beast but i cant help but feel Europe is going to get shafted just like the original PSP-1000 launch which took over 6 months from US launch to come to Europe.

Thats fine, should be around the same time as the supposed launch of the Android app which will do a similar thing, only issue there is no hardware controls
But then again it is your phone