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