CVG: Sony has clarified that there will be multiple SKUs of its NGP portable (PSP2) - no doubt with multiple price points - and that only one will carry 3G functionality.
wow,things just got expensive.
And more confusing for the general North American consumer. We a PSP Phone A PSP2 AND multiple models of the PSP2.
If NGP cost more than 350$, then its FAIL
Well general America don't mind buying a Ipad and they have several different models on the market, so I fail see the point you're trying to make.
great move worked for 360 arcade sku me im getting the 3g version edit:@holdmedown...dont worry about dead his a known sony hater/bridge loiterer if you catch my drift.you can just feel the pain etched on his face firstly all the ps3 exclusives this year now NGP causing shockwaves,its a bad day for him
Who cares about the general consumer? It is painfully easy to obtain information today. If consumers don't bother researching their purchases then to hell with them.
I realize that the general consumer is what supports a company, and that the companies have to care about them, but I still say to hell with anyone who can't be bothered to spend a few minutes researching something they want to buy.
sweet. i'll get the wifi one and wifi tether it to my Android device =)
Just like the multiple SKU for the 360, DS, PS3, iPad, iPhones, iPods, etc. Boy, that really halted the sales on many of those products from confusion.
I will wait for the inevitable psp2go version with 4G. That's the only reasoning for the multiple skus. Continual evolution of the product, just like PSP. I just hope it has hdmi out like pspgo.
I want to have the 3G one, but if the subscription cost is to high then it won't really be worth the extra money for the 3G. I don't know, we'll have to see, but just the thought of online gaming on the go makes me forget all logic and reasoning. I'll probably end up buying the 3G model regardless of price lol. :)
I'm getting the Wifi version and wait for the 4G version to come out. Might even have better battery life on it too by that time.
"And more confusing for the general North American consumer" Most of us have gone to college, I think we can handle the complexity of the PSP line up. LOL.
What North America are you talking about? I can't speak for Canada, but the US and Mexico aren't blazing up the "People That Went to College" charts right now.
I can see how an under average person like you can easily get confuse over just 3 things... ...but, for the rest of us average human beings, keeping track of many things is a basic human skill. Anyway, I'll just get the Wi-Fi version, and tether it to my soon to be bought Android PSP Phone.
hey Dead666 i'm american and im start enough to know the difference between the phone, game system and which models they'll have.
yea but the ipad is really just a dumbed down laptop with many functions where as psp is a dedicated gaming device
What's so confusing? I thought most devices have this option, even the Amazon Kindle thing does. If I end up getting one of these I would save myself a few pennies and get the wifi version, I personally don't need 3G and like to play SP when on the move.
It sounds similar to an Ipad
does it have a virtual keyboard and a good internet browser? If not then its not gonna do good against tablets.
@DA_SHR Of course it does. It's based around Android.
Its not intended to go against tablets but to a gamer like me who fancies an ipad but cant justify the price then this looks amazing.
@NYC . Maybe things could have just got cheaper too though. If you want the premium version then yes it will be expensive but it also means there will be a budget version which will be cheaper and if all it lacks is 3g then that'll be the one I'll be getting, we don't even get 3g where I live :-(
i wanna know what other features will be different between the units.
I agree. I'm not much of online gamer and just want a good single player campaign. If they can give me one without online for 200 bucks then I'm happy.
Already the first mistake, making multiple sku's of a handheld BEFORE launch.
Right: Giving consumers a choice of whether or not to get a 3G plan. Mistake: Littletad. Right: ComboBreaker.
no... I think the mistake is to only have 1 high priced product. having lower priced versions will always show which people are more interested in higher priced version, cut the cheaper ones prefer the cheaper? bring priced version down in price
That's funny. I never heard any of these "choice" talks when Microsoft introduced multiple sku's for the 360. Combo breaker? Please...
i'll just stream 3G from my iPhone4
Looking forward for NGP but if cost more then $400 then there's gonna be some issues with that cause damn, it's better buying the ps3 then. $150-250 would be a perfect price range.
Every Single NGP will be able to play online, whether that is via WiFi or 3G. Comparison to Xbox 360 arcade is not the same thing, As the 360 arcade had no harddrive for games that required installs, which isn't the case for NGP. So if you're a mostly offline player, you get the cheaper non-3G version, which has WiFi and you can get updates and other stuff when connected. But if you're mostly an online player, then 3G is a no brainer. I don't see what's confusing to people. Everysingle NGP game will play the same accross all of them, so stop it with the FUD. Seriously.
Sony have always done that where u can opt 4 a 3G model 4 extra money all that does is set a devide with psp2 gamers at least on 3DS everyone uses wii-fi/BT Street pass/Spot pass ect u need a clear route to go down Sony will end up with 5 models with different specifications ect i think psp2 has poor controls and its not future proof ie 3D it needs that to be future proof HD screens are not going to cut it when every gamer so far that uses a 3DS says it rivals blu-ray in movies and it looks HD in game but with no glasses 3D i think 3DS has the tools to win u get a 3D movie player/3D camera/3D video player coming later/3D Sky/3D Eurosport/the list goes on and on.
how the hell does 3ds rival blu ray that has to be one of the dumbest comments i have read and it is future proof in my view theirs no way sony is making a new psp for at least 5 years and to be honest i rather have a beautiful hd screen then 3d, 3ds seems very gimmicky
Yeah I think I'll just wait for the NGP Slim and Lite 4000 along with the 3DSi XL
wait 2+ years lool
Smart move, I'm not interested in the 3G version so at least that'll save me some money.
same here i dont care for 3g either
well if a carrier would subsidize the cost like they do with all cell phones maybe it could be cheaper. But I don't need 3g or want to be in a contract.
agreed! im glad its an optional choice pretty sure it will bump up the price a fair bit like it did with the ipad, im not to fussed for 3g either
3G cant compare to BT streetpass no way 3G is crap it looses connection all the time u cant beat Wi-Fi made even better by BT as they have the most of the UK wireless ready to connect to ect and 3DS u get 100ft infared 4 spotpass as well as 1 friend code u never have to type assigned to ur 3DS that acts as ur code 4 all games amazing.
Let's see how expensive it comes to be...
Will it be subsidize with a data plan?
so wait...i don't quite understand a 3g device without being a phone...does it mean that you will have internet wherever you find a cell signal ? it hing it has a 3g like kindle does but i don't know how 3g works on that device either
it means that you will have to subscribe to a maybe 2years contract for a 3g plan from a 3g provider, verizon, etc. we dont know the providers jet.
an the 3g of the Kindle is free! if Sony offer's 3g connectivity for Free but the price is higher for the 3G model than that would be why it's higher! but your connection could be always on! with no monthly bill, want to make a phone call. why bother just use Skype! if you have a 3g connection you would not need a carrier service! @theturk just because there is a 3G connection does not mean it has to be tied to a carrier service! there are 3G enabled devices that do not have a monthly fee to operate!
I think it's great. It's what Apple does with the iPad, and what other tablet manufacturers are doing. I really hope though, that there are only two SKU's. One with 3G, and without 3G (which is what I'd get). All I need is wifi for connectivity, and I'll be good.
Wifi- $249 Wifi+3G- $299
Price...wifi 300, wifi plus 3g 350...there I can bet my hnded ass that will be the price lmhao
Wifi one for me.
LOl it's funny ... it's after the ipad , 360 (and ps3) that now people suddenly have issues with multiple skus . If someone want a cheaper version and have no use at all for 3g (especially if you can just tether to a phone) , then all the better
No, just Deadreckoning. He continues to show us how immature he/she is.
I DON'T CARE. I'LL TAKE THE PREMIUM VERSION OF PSP2. I GOT PLENTY OF TIME TO SAVE SOME MONEY.
I wasnt aware you bought handheld consoles for their beauty
u must look fugly and you must be blind
like your mother?
hopefully ill be able to stream 3G from my Galaxy S for the PSP2. Plus I hope the Winter mark is world wide and not just a Japan release date. But could Winter
i also have the Galaxy S, you could use 3G through it, turn on the wifi hotspot function a you don't have to buy the more expensive 3G PSP2 ;)
good.. will never use 3G for gaming and I need the price to be below 300 bucks for me to purchase. I just hope Sony dont have the 3G model loaded up and push us to buy the 3G for other features.
I'm curious if the 3G version will be subsidized (and available in Canada).
Id like to have the 3G version but i don`t know about paying a fee to use it on the console. Just wait and see either way ill preorder one of them asap.
wifi model far me but i wonder if u can upgrade.
I'll pop for the 3G one, most likely.
Wi-Fi support from big providers of Hot Spots is the best connection u will get 4 gaming online on the go its free and solid tried and tested connection used 4 years with laptops ect ill stick with BT StreetPass on 3DS plus abit of Eurosport 3D in the train station would be fantastic F1 2011 season starts in March cant wait
Not surprising at all, when they say this is "affordable" they mean there will be a models stripped of features. It's going to cost a bomb.
Wont be getting the 3g version for the same reason I didnt for the 3g version of the ipad. I can get internet anywhere I go on them for free from my rooted droid x.
i will be getting the wifi model because there is no need for 3g because i can give internet with my iphone lol
I thought they meant 3g is like a pay2view service or something like having to pay like 10 dollars each month to keep your 3g connected or something.