Sony boss Kaz Hirai has gone on record to explain why the company has been cagey about revealing a price or battery life estimate for its new NGP handheld: the console is still in prototype phase.
Who wants the whole pie, or maybe two piece of it? http://livedoor.blogimg.jp/... Agree for the wholeness of the win, or disagree for the two main piece of the dish. On topic, yeah, get those hours coming kaz, but this make me fear of the price by now, anyway, until e3, and have a good night people.
I imagine Sony will be looking closely at the sales of the 3DS. Its performance/price structure will give Sony a good indication on where the market is right now. In terms of battery that final pricing structure may also allow them to add a more expensive option giving a greater life expectancy. Edit: What I’m guessing will happen is if the sales of the 3DS are poor, the NGP will be priced cheaper that what Sony currently intends.
It's obvious they are still tweak power consumption and waiting for it to get closing to projected release date to release the price. If they release the price now it would be too high. By the time this thing releases the price will be much more manageable because of falling prices of components..
Dont get me wrong but most guys only look at those 2 parts anyways... Im confused at what point you are trying to make, LOL.
Think of it as the 3DS and NGP demographic, one is two piece of goodness, the other bring the complete goodness as a whole. So whoever want the whole experience come to the NGP, whoever want those good yet rewarding experience (until when) come to the 3DS.
LOL if it was cheap they would have already told you guys..
Its not coming out for likely another year. Which console has revealed a price when its not even done? The 3ds is coming out in like 3 months they barely revealed their price.
You sound dumb and stupid at the same time. The 3DS was revealed in march 2010, shown at E3 2010 and in JANUARY 2011 the price and battery life were revealed. So why didn't Nintendo annoucned the price and battery life in E3? Deny the facts blind fanboy.
No S**T. I want that prototype NOW!! I hope they release the hardware this year. Make it NOVEMBER SONY!!
There is no way this thing is going to be less than $350.00US.
I would buy it at that price.
Yep, most likely, 349.99 for the WiFi model, and maybe 399.99 for the 3G one.. I'd buy it though.
U r right.. I dont know why some people on this site want it to b cheap..If it is cheap sony will lose money. They will drop the price a year later after after thay have made some profit.. Its the standard in all hardware companys..U do not sell ur hardware at a loss!!
@Black When the PS3 launched, even at a $600 price tag, Sony lost $200 or more on every unit sold. The cost per unit quickly came down as technology progressed, but Sony was so keen on winning the HD Format War they took that risk and won. http://www.engadget.com/200... http://technologizer.com/20...
That's a decent price!
At that price, I would buy one during launch week. However, I don't expect parents to throw down $350 for a childs amusement. This is more like a big kids entertainment device, rather than JUST a handheld videogame system.
Yeah, I'll probably get it after the first price drop. But **IF** they include everything they say is going to be included that is not a bad price point. Hell, my Droid 2 cost $600 and doesn't have half of that tech. And the OLED screen is going to be sooooo sexy!
The PS3GO looks small in that pic @ below I know I just call it that cause its cool BTW where did you play it cause you seem to know everything.. and what is the price and what games are comming out for it lol
LOL dude it's NOT a portable PS3... It can never be.. @above I know everything about Sony and I know that they will mess up with the NGP like they did with the PSP
They gotta make it around the same price as the 3DS to compete. But I can say I'm damn impressed with it's features.
if thats a prototype the look of the NGP could still change. the thing might end up being the size of a laptop.
errrrrr...you cant take a joke
Sure i can - you just dont know how to phrase a joke and arent funny enough to pull it off. See how nobody is laughing? Now you know why.
oh some people on the defensive in here lol, sorry for making you all cry. by the way NGP's gonna rock haters.
What a dumbass article they make fun of the 3ds price and battery when the price will definitely be less and the battery is 5 plus hours when you adjust settings.
Don't bother arguing with PS fanboys
So basically the full specs of NGP has not yet been finalized hence it is still codenamed NGP and not PSP2.
If it is released in all regions this year then price must be announced at E3 or TGS. But Im afraid US will get a spring 2012 launch which could be bad considering 3DS could have a price cut and a slimmer/revison model and a improved library.
Guys what are you thoughts on Price? I can't see this being under $300 like the 3DS. However, this doesn't bother me, and many will get the Wifi only version. As a business model I can see some good phone plans being offered in conjunction with this. My main concern is the battery. I really want 6-8 hours as I mostly use my PSP on flights, with an add on battery. The NGP's battery is built in because of the rear touch pad. This limits what can be done with batteries. I am already sold anyway... even it it just offered two analogue sticks! Playstation suite just sweetens the deal (pun intended)
Im curious to see how much ram this beast will have. Im hoping for at least a gig. Make it happen sony, push it to the limit. Do it, do it.
Look at all of you bickering. The PSP2 just got released. It probably is a prototype and not quite complete. Now in the fanboy world you think Sony is holding back on the price and battery life because they are afraid to reveal it. But in the business world it is much more complex and it probably still has several channels and protocols to go through before anything is for certain. So instead of blurting out things that are uncertain, especially since it coming out near the end of the year, they prefer to keep quiet for now and expect sensible people to be patient. But patience is not exactly a gamer's forte these days.
It will cost between $350 and $400. 12
im sorry but at those prices then all models should come with 3G.
Remember just a few months ago when Sony was pi$$ed because their gpu was way too powerful when over delivered? I'm sure they are still trying to regulate power consumption and usage to make it more efficient.
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