Gamersmint: Analyst, Jesse Divnich of EEDAR has told that the NGP or PSP2 could arrive on the market with a price tag which falls between $299 and $349 (£187-£219).
for me if it falls under this price range
£180-220 is excellent price range buying day one! But i got a feeling going to more expensive then PS3.....
I don't think it will be more expensive than PS3. If I had to pull a guess? £250 - £300. This might seem steep but considering the tech here and games, it is quite a bargain imo. But don't take my word for it. It is a guess.
I'll wait till it's in the $150-$200 range.
"If I had to pull a guess? £250 - £300." lol... thats more expensive than a ps3 :-) http://www.amazon.co.uk/Son...
I do think it'll be more expensive than a PS3, the PSP was more expensive than a PS2 when it launched. Remember the PS3 has been about for 5 years now. I personally think it'll be worth it as long as it gets plenty of support from the devs.
@ Venatus-Deus LOL I meant when it originally released. The release price. That was over £400 0_o
Yeah I kind of guessed thats what you meant, but you did put a smile on my face.
If this thing is as powerful as the PS3 and as easy to develop for as the 360 then I'm being quite serious when I say, it may well just shit all over both the PS3 and 360 if Sony market it properly! Personally I think it'll be pretty pricey but when you look at the tech and think of the possibilities, it'll be very much worth it. Day one for me, I'm starting saving now!
299-325 is probably the sweet spot.
yeah, if it's sold at $299 than it'll be a knockout punch to everyone else.
Yeah, if it costs the same as a home console surely many people will buy it. Needless to say, I'm being sarcastic.
If it has similar performace to a home console (and it seems to) then you don't need to be sarcastic. At these prices count me in and I haven't owned a handheld since a GameGear
Pretty much what Venatus said, I don't see any reason why if its as good as if not better than home consoles that it should be cheaper. I personally expect that it'll be more expensive than home consoles, but I also expect that with the correct support from Sony and 3rd parties that it could be better than both home consoles and therefore worth costing more.
more like sour spot... Who the hell will pay $300 for a handheld? 200 or less and it will fly of shelves anything more and it will stutter and smoke along like the first psp. I have the psp 2000 btw
same kind of people who pay $300 for ipods, phones, gps, clothes, laptops and more. i dont care what ya got. owning a psp doesnt mean you are the heart of the consumer.
I may sound stingy but, not buying this if its anything over 249 I KNOW its awesome and 249 is insanely cheap but if its that good, in 6 months it'll drop down to that range for sure
Cell phones cost more than that most don't know that because the carriers subsidize the cost. http://www.jr.com/htc/pe/HT... So to have the NPG at 299 would be a steal.
my entire morning's happiness with PSP2 just wiped out with that predicted $399.
Well lets be honest... from what Sony showed, PSP2 is not exactly going to be low-end price wise. I don't mind... PSP2 has the potential to be my core system of choice.
Totally agree with you Sinn, if its as good as I'm thinking it could be then once this baby comes out I can see a few home consoles gathering dust. If its easy to develop for and as powerful as current gen home consoles then why not!
If it has some kind of hdmi-out and get's exclusive(not PS3 titles), you could make it your console.
299-350 is the right spot. sony said they will sell the psp2 at a loss initially so they could release it at 300. does anyone have any idea what the total cost is to make the psp2 per unit?
atleast that's what EG's saying right now Eurogamer has been told by a source that Sony will "make a loss" on the NGP, but House insisted the hardware manufacturer is gunning for profitability. "Ideally we would want to have our hardware be profitable, in addition to our software," he said. "We've experienced both sides and we know which one we like to be on!" House was unable to confirm when Sony will reveal the NGP price. It's due out this Christmas.
$300 would be the sweet spot for me.
$250 will give the 3ds a run for its money. People will think $250 vs $300 and think what they can do with that $50 they would have after spending the $ for the 3ds.
£200 would be epic and would put Sony in a perfect position to overtake the 3DS.
I can see the WiFi-only SKU being $299.
Yeah, $299 US seems to be the minimum. I suppose $279.99 is possible, but I don't see that happening.
It's going to be between $350 and $400 no doubt. Too rich for my blood. They should have left some of the useless tech out. I mean it's like the launch PS3's. They had all this useless stuff in there and then years later took it out with the slim. Imagine if they release at a cheaper price point from the start? Same type of deal with the handhelds. Nintendo is known for their ability to sell handhelds and I don't see that changing. I think $350 - $400 is going to hit the mark for most people in this economy, especially with parents.
How can you say 'no doubt' when you literally have no idea what it'll sell for? Try waiting for some actual news before you go into a rant about the economy.
I heard the same arguments when the PS3 was getting it's price point. Sony doesn't care if you have to get a second job remember? Anyway, all jokes aside, looking at the tech, 3G, touchscreen, two camera's, Wifi ect.. it's going to be pricey. I mean a phone with half that stuff costs $250 -$300 so of course this is going to be expensive.
i agree with the 3DS,being be the more affordable handheld price wise.Sony cant afford to sell the PSP2 for cheap or they'll bleed out just like with the PS3 couple years ago.
@Raven_Nomad: stop complaining dude. The PS2 launched 499 euros here in Europe. 10 years later it is the best sold console ever.
Thats opinion guy. I actually preferred the Dreamcast and then moved on to the Xbox. I had a PS2, but I found the online cumbersome. I also had a PSP, but they lacked quality titles. I'm not saying the PSP2 or NGP is bad, I'm saying it's going to be expensive. Even with separate SKU's. I'm guessing $299 for the Wifi one and $299 for the one with 3G. That's not going to win over a lot of parents and with it launching almost a year behind the 3DS, I think Nintendo will again easily win the handheld war this time. Nintendo wins on quality games, innovation and sheer support of there products. Sony tries to wow people with technical specs but those things come at a price. While I also say the PS2 was a good console, it wasn't too expensive, it was more midrange and that meant it was accessible to more people around the world.
I can't honestly see this selling for any less than $400 USD. Sony is going to be losing a lot of money on each PSP2 sold for a few years.
$199 with contract... j/k
Don't care, buying it.
its nice to see dellusional people have there 15 minutes of joy
Lets hope Sony doesn't make the same mistake they made during the Xbox 360 vs PS3 release. It's okay to release a year later than your competition, but just don't set your price two times higher than theirs.
Im comfortable with $349.
$300 or bust.
Im sold for $300
give us a wifi model then we'll talk.
Dude, it has both wi-fi and 3G built in. Do you even research on things before you Speak? or just pull it straight out your rear end? Its clearly the latter.
I payed attention during the live cast. What I meant is that Sony should try to release a wifi only model to at least lower the unit cost when it is release. 3G is great but it will add more to cost and might contain some form of subscription services.
Anything more then 250$(us) and I'm not interested.
Yeah, I'm not paying this much for a portable console.
$299. The PS3 itself is $299. I don't see it selling more than the PS3 price tag.
The 3ds is going to have quite a head start, by the time the NGP comes out it will have a decent libary of games.
300 - 350 sounds about right either way day 1 for me just put away 25.00 today , every two weeks till release
I think somethings are better left for e3, I figure e3 will be where they reveal the price of the handheld. Dwell a bit on battery issues, game announcements and ofcourse a definative release date.
Can't be more than 299. I firmly believe it will be 299 or less.
this s one poweful system now its gona be all about the games i dont care for 2 anologs cus i dont like shooters but the powers looking good though XD they kinda stole gyro
@Venatus-Deus thanks for the link i just might buy my 3rd ps3 for my living room got a new slim now since my launch ps3 died on me
I will be buying one if its in £300 considering 3ds is £250 in uk
Im honestly expecting a $400 price tag if its cheaper i dont think lower than 350.
Just tell me when I can preorder it.
I'm was hoping that the thing would continue UMD(like a bluray version or something), if only for the fact that it could be backwards compatible.
I could care less about the cost of the PSP2, I'm more interested in how the 3G will cost and what the price of games will be. Games are what cost the most in the long run not the hardware. Considering how much is being offered in this thing I'd bet 299$-349$ is a good guess. At the end of the day though software is what it needs to sell. Also you people who are dumb enough to compare it to a PS3 or Xbox 360, forget that those have been out for a long time and had many price drops now and for the most part are using half a decade old tech inside them? On top of that last time I check your PS3 or Xbox does not come with a TV with it. Which the PSP2 more or less has on it. (Aka the screen) that and they have to make that all fit in such a small surface area. So before people start to complain about what cost to much and what dose not just remember that there is no official price yet, and when there is one everyone will just complain anyway. If $300 is alright but $350 is too much then you need to rethink if you can afford to game. Most people spend much more $$ on games in a year then it cost to get the system they play it on.
I'm not even slightly interested in the 3DS anymore. This thing is amazing...
I say $250 for the Wi-Fi only model.
I was thinking $300 would be my limit but that was before I remembered I have a Best Buy credit card that's pretty much already paid off from my TV purchase a year ago. $350-$400 seems reasonable I suppose though...the lower the better!! Bring me the NGP, please.
Was worried bout the price tag gotta have to wait till E3
I hope the 3G is free, like with the Amazon Kindle.
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