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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