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Sony NGP price to match 3DS, expects Codemasters

UK publishing and development giant Codemasters has told CVG that it expects the price of Sony NGP (PSP2) to be in line with Nintendo's 3DS.

Although Nintendo has refused to put a Suggested Retail Price on 3DS in Europe, stores have been pricing the device at around £230

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Iamback2725d ago

With 250$ they would dominate and have me in. Otherwise i will wait.
I sure hope they go with 250$ but knowing Sony that won't happen

Chris3992725d ago

And $349 with (remember there are two models, priced differently for 3G and without). If they price it exactly the same as their competition they create a perceived value similarity with the 3DS, when it is clearly a higher spec/ tech item. They can't price it so high that they price themselves out of the market either (as they did with the PS3, initially).

That's my take anyway. Grabbing one day one regardless of the price - it's a sick piece of kit.

Ryudo2725d ago (Edited 2725d ago )

Great for America but Sony has always been a little lax with it's European prices.

I wouldn't be surprised if they manage to price it the same in the US, but have it priced at more in Europe.

Although Codemasters is an English company so who knows.

stevenhiggster2725d ago

I'm expecting it to be about £300 at launch so I've started saving already. Tbh I would love it to be cheaper but I think it'll be worth it, start saving folks.

SoapShoes2725d ago

I expect the price to be in-line with the 3DS. The PS3 was expensive because of new technology, there isn't anything new in this device. Touch screens/pads, cameras, it's all been done before in MANY MANY gadgets out there. I'd say $250 for the model without 3G and probably $300 for the high end model. If the PSP2 is the same price as the 3DS I could see it fairing much better than the PSP did against the DS. The DS only really got a foothold over the PSP because it was launched at $100 cheaper. I'm sure the DS would have still beat the PSP if they were evenly priced, however I think it would have been closer.

Opiumunkey2725d ago

I think what makes nintendo so strong among casuals is not hardware, its their franchises. lots of people just wanna play mario, donkey kong etc. over and over again.

but sony delivers for the hardcore gamers...everybody wins!

Mini Mario2725d ago (Edited 2725d ago )

"I think what makes nintendo so strong among casuals is not hardware, its their franchises. lots of people just wanna play mario, donkey kong etc. over and over again.

but sony delivers for the hardcore gamers...everybody wins! "

Ever heard of the king of kong documentry?? For Donkey Kong.

Ever heard of Steve Wiebe or Dr. Hank Chien who play donkey kong.

Tell me that's not hardcore. Just try to.

I hate to break it to you but games arent hardcore, the people that play them are. Sony doesnt decide what "hardcore" players play, the "hardcore" players do.

Some play donkey kong, some play madden, some play Final Fantasy, same play tetris (like me) and I am not a casual player.

hint-
Casual = Casually plays

And no offence but donkey kong or tetris do not really on heavy hardware to be able to play them

jay22725d ago

The 3DS is very over priced here, put the price for the NGP rumorered pice is right I think.

Mini Mario2725d ago

@Jay2

"The 3DS is very over priced here, put the price for the NGP rumorered pice is right I think. "

lol OOooh how you guys crack me up. Seriously you guys make me laugh, alot.

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Sharingan_no_Kakashi2725d ago

Here's hoping.

250 bucks would be the catalyst of a psp2 domination.

koehler832725d ago

I'm really hoping for a price match. It will finally bring some real competition to the market. Something that has been lacking in the market of portable gaming since the dawn of the Game Boy.

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