Submitted by mukyoucom 1353d ago | rumor

Sony’s NGP possible price leaked by Gamestop Screen shot

Looks like someone at Gamestop feels like they hit pay dirt with this photo. We won't know till Sony makes it official comment but this is a fun bit of speculation. (GameStop, Industry, Next-Gen, NGP, PS Vita, Sony, Tech)

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a_bro  +   1353d ago
nope, thats the placeholder price.

EDIT: but thats the price people want to see launched for this thing.
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mukyoucom  +   1353d ago
If you know anyone at Gamestop as I do, they would tell you the placeholder price is 999.99 :)
Nitrowolf2  +   1353d ago
yeah true, but this, if Sony could get it to this price then i'm in. 3DS will def have competition now if it set at that price. I don't want to see it at 300 at all, even if it's as strong as the PS3 seeing it priced at the same or above it, idk i don't like that at all.
Rumor  +   1353d ago
ps3 price?? okay not bad

now is this the wi-fi or 3g sku?
evrfighter   1353d ago | Trolling | show
rbrtchng  +   1353d ago | Funny

Good luck trying to play a game using just a motherboard and a processor lol.
StbI990  +   1353d ago
Better yet, good luck playing NGP games on a pc Y.Y.
Millah  +   1352d ago
I can't imagine Sony pricing it any higher than that if they want to truly compete against Nintendo. Any higher and they risk the price shock of the PS3 initially all over again. 299 would be enough to make someone think twice about picking up a 3DS.
KruLLit   1352d ago | Trolling | show
hay  +   1352d ago
299USD? Abso-fücking-lutely sold, even though it'll translate to 300EUR in Europe...
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ThanatosDMC  +   1352d ago
If true, i'll be damned. I got almost $300 set away for one and im trying to get it up to $500 just to buy myself one first then a white one for the gf later.
ShinMaster  +   1352d ago
If the PSP Go was being sold at $250
And the new NGP is going to be $299, then that's a good price!
Xilef  +   1352d ago
@ Hay
300 Dollars equals about 220 Euros or 185 pounds right now so my guess is about 250 euros, 199 Pounds, 299 Dollars and in Finland 350 euros because in Finland everything is F**king overpriced. When the Silm PS3 had been out for almost a month they were still sellig old (fat) PS3s for 399
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jony_dols  +   1352d ago
How accurate are Gamestop's placeholder prices?

What were the 3DS's, PS3, Xbox ect. placeholder prices prior to their price confirmations?
WhiteNoise  +   1352d ago

That statement is funny because basically every console and handheld has been emulated on PC...so yeah he probably will play NGP games on PC.
nycredude  +   1352d ago

Yeah sure carry around a motherboard and processor and play games on the go.
hay  +   1352d ago
@Xilef: Yeah, it is like that but how it translates it's different thing.
us: http://www.amazon.com/PlayS...

eu: http://www.amazon.de/PlaySt...
Arksine  +   1352d ago
That is not likely to happen. It takes a dual core 3.2 Ghz to emulate the PS2 at full speed. Emulating a Quad Core Cortex A9 @ 1-2 GHz full speed would take a beast of a processor that wont be available for quite some time.

Its the same reason you wont see current generation HD consoles emulated.

Heck, there still isnt even a good PSP emulator.
OpenGL  +   1352d ago
@ Arksine

Emulating the NGP would be much easier than the PS3 or 360. Any Core i7 would be more than powerful enough to emulate the extremely simple ARM Cortex A9 cores, especially as the NGP version will likely only run at 1GHz. For it to run at 2GHz the CPU would have a TDP of around 4-5W, which is way too high for a handheld.
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hamsterfist  +   1352d ago
Mukyoucom WRONG. All you had to do was go to gamestop.com around the first to second day and see that the placeholder price has been 299 since day 2 of the NGP announcement. I know I saw it. I bet someone has a screenshot. The preorder screen is now gone, or at least I couldn't find it.
GarandShooter  +   1352d ago
@ hamster

The day it was announced it was $999.99 on Gamestop's & EB's sites. Saw it with my own two eyes. Didn't look later so you may also be right.
Dante112  +   1353d ago
The Price Is Right lol jk

I hope it's somewhere close to that though.
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RankFTW  +   1352d ago
They could charge $301 and I'd still get one.
Jeff Goldblum  +   1352d ago
ngp's graphics are pretty disapointing, a really muddy low res and slow version of old ps3 games.

ill pass
Ryudo  +   1352d ago
Well of course there a lower res retard, a 720p 5" panel would be fucking pointless....
tontontam0  +   1352d ago
so you already have one???
stuntman_mike  +   1352d ago
you've been drinking too many Holsten Pills jeff.
GamerGuy153  +   1352d ago
I think that someone forgot that this fits in a pocket. Now low res versions of PS3 games sounds pretty good
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Vherostar  +   1352d ago
Sorry but $50 more than 3DS and its 10X more powerful?? Instant win.
Ryudo  +   1352d ago
Power =/= Good Games doesn't work DS proved that, the PSP is about 5/10 times more powerful then the DS.

I still remember the DS having better games, not that am saying it going to be the same again. Just that power won't win it anything.
wissam  +   1352d ago
Not to mention the thing can run killzone and uncharted
and resistance which is a generation a head of the 3ds.
ryudo you can keep the good games for yourself.lol.
Ryudo  +   1352d ago

I will because am not 8 and old enough to know good graphics doesn't always make a good game.
catguykyou  +   1352d ago
For 300, I'll pick it up sometime early next year.
wissam  +   1352d ago
@ ryudo

Click on my profile you will know how old I am ;D
GamerGuy153  +   1352d ago
Back then more power didnt mean better games but thats a different story now. Developers are going to make games like Uncharted, Killzone, and Meta Gear for the NGP simply because it can uphold the graphics. And everyone knows that those will make good games
Seferoth75  +   1352d ago
"@ ryudo

Click on my profile you will know how old I am ;D "

Yes because people on the internet never lie. Think I will agree with him on that one simply because your own response backs it up
cgoodno  +   1352d ago
It's a good guess, even if it's not confirmed.
XactGamer  +   1352d ago
I'm going to wait untill NGP hits the bargin bin which wont be long when it goes up against 3DS. Then I can pick it up cheaper than a PSP after it fails.

NGP from $299 to $2.99
Hitachi82  +   1352d ago
This thing is more powerful than an iPod runs android two sticks digital and physical software.the only thing it doesn't have is a blow job machine which Sony is rumored to add to it's updated psp2 hardware update in 2012 .
xtremeimport  +   1352d ago
i would like it under that price.

more so if the Ps3 gets a pricedrop(not saying it will, but who knows)it should be less than a Ps3 if it wants to be a hotseller.
elpresador  +   1352d ago
Features aside......
.....regardless am I the only one who thinks that $00, hell even $200 is a bit high for a handheld?

Call me old school but having a portable that costs as much and/or higher than a hoe console is a bit ridiculous.

Not that I have anything against portable gaming but come on. Yes I know that there is a bunch of awesome tech in both hand helds but wow.

Anyway...........if you are gonna buy have a great time with it but for me, Ill stick to the consoles. At least, that is, until they can develope a battery that allows you to play like 12 hours or more instead of MAYBE 4 like with the 3DS on full 3D mode.
Scary69  +   1352d ago
I was thinking of a $249 price but I guess we will wait until SONY announces the price.
drewboy704  +   1353d ago
Chitown71291  +   1353d ago
I think Sony will succeed with the NGP
I think people need to realize that this time around, something about Sony seems different. Like they have something up their sleeve that their not telling us about......but people should also realize that they are not aiming this towards kids(I hope their not) . Kids are not even on the radar for this thing. I mean look at the price for these phones. 500-600 dollars without a contract. So a $350 pricetag with these features is a steal!!!!
Raendom  +   1352d ago
"they have something up their sleeve that their not telling us about"

I see no suggestion of that at all, although I do agree with you that this thing is aimed at the "core" gamer and not children.
Chitown71291  +   1352d ago
--Onilink--  +   1352d ago
I actually dont see any diference at all compared to the last time. Its exactly as it was with the PSP, which im not going to say it didnt succeed because it sold a lot, but unless they target a more mainstream market on handhelds, they are never going to beat nintendo.

Also why would someone who doesnt own a PS3 buy this when its going to be even more expensive, and you will get the same kind of games, though better on the PS3. They are already losing some market with the decision to push SO FAR, just those types of games
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PostApocalyptic  +   1352d ago

Well the problem w/the first PSP release (2004-2005) was that they touted that it would be essentially a PS2-on-the-go and, you are correct in that that's what they are doing today with the NGP except it's the PS3-on-the-go.

But what's different? The PS2-on-the-go sounded good (marketing wise) but it never worked in-real life because they lacked the 2nd analog stick! At least this time the PS3-on-the-go idea will actually work right from the start.

The 2nd problem was that they (Sony) wanted to use UMD as a way to corner a media-format market without releasing the specs so that other companies could play the same movies. For the PS3, they allowed othe companies to make blu-ray players and that's why Blu-ray is a success. UMD failed because they kept it proprietary.

The NGP wont have UMD, but it will have a more open flash memory.

Also, no one is talking about the PlayStation Suite developer framework. That is allow for mulit-platform game development to happen like never before; this covers PSOne, PS2, PSP, Android Mini-games, and NPG games.

This will allow developers to make games using the PS Suite framework kit, and make games for any platform that runs Android. How would you like to play a PSone game on your Samsung device? Think of the possibilities.
StbI990  +   1353d ago
I think it will destroy the comptence at that price, no doubt, and no bias...for what if offers, the 3DS is TOOOO EXPENSIVE...
Gamefan12  +   1352d ago
it won't though, though the NGP is a better system, a lot of people love the games on the DS, which will appear on the 3DS as sequels or upgrades
The Lazy One  +   1352d ago
the 3DS is backwards compatible with DS games. Why would they need to make sequels for games that already work on the system?
SuperStrokey1123  +   1352d ago
Lazyone is that a joke? Cause if its not its the stupidest things i have ever read on N4G... and thats saying alot.
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wongway  +   1352d ago
@ The Lazy One

So by your logic there shouldn't be sequels for anything on current gen, so no new Gears of War, Modern Warfare, Uncharted, etc.
The Lazy One  +   1352d ago
Sorry there was a disconnect between my brain and the meaning of sequel. I read it as remakes.

My bad.
stuntman_mike  +   1352d ago
are you "Lovin' it"
drewboy704  +   1352d ago
you know it
remanutd55  +   1353d ago
ok i like the price but not the release date , i was expecting October/November 2011 lol
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Spitfire_Riggz  +   1353d ago
In japan
callahan09  +   1353d ago
I hope it's that price. Definitely buying it at that price. If it's more, I'll have to think harder about whether it's worth it.
DarkBlood  +   1353d ago
thatd be nice, holy shit that means im getting
Uncharted 3
Mass Effect 3
Elders Scroll Skyrim
Halo remake

and NGP with those possible launch games all at once damn i hope theres a month in this year where theres nothing im interested in to make way for this lol
fatalred alarm  +   1353d ago
i would have to buy a new playstation for UC3, it's just that good.

Ofcours, all those games are on my list aswell.
trounbyfire  +   1353d ago
but the NGP is not finalized yet so price should be final lized.

my internet speed is 16 or 19 mbs pc. i don't know if thats fast. thanks cable company for two free speed increase in like a year that how you give back to your customers.

if wifi speed are 9 or 10 mbs and 3g can't compare to those speeds then why not use 4G, 4g.can handle large amounts of data and its faster than wifi

it truly needs to be gaming anywhere with actually multiplayer like 16 on 16 or 4 player co op.
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slate91  +   1353d ago
Something tells me that the 3g multiplayer wont be what everyone is thinking. 3g simply can't handle that kind of multiplayer.
fatalred alarm  +   1353d ago
i used to have 16mb, but for 10 dollars more i got 60mb, can't really notice the difference...
trounbyfire  +   1352d ago
well i did some reading and it turns out that the download speed only matters when connecting to your ISP server after you connect we all go the same speed depending on the server speed you connect to.

so faster internet needs faster servers as well as faster connection speed

can you at least download stuff faster. is your psn downloads faster.
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Gamefan12  +   1352d ago
it all depends on where you download from. If they have slower servers or low speeds themselves it wont matter what speed you are.
Motion  +   1352d ago
True 4G doesn't exist in the real world (unless in an incredibly small test segment area). It was originally defined as having a theoretical 100mbps d/l rate, which yes, would be faster than most peoples wireless. However, all the wireless network companies started advertising that they had 4G networks, because they had upgraded what they currently had (In their minds, it was their 4th generation). These are still 3G networks, or more precisely, 3G+ or 3.75G. They have average download speeds of 4-6mbps, with theoretical 10-15mbps maxes. This is as far cry from the originally defined 100mbps. After all the companies started falsely advertising, the standards board had to go back and redefine the definitions, under pressure from the wireless companies. They are now allowing 3G networks that have the ability to evolve into 4G take the latter name now. So sadly, everything being advertised as 4G is still in actually just an upgraded 3G network, and in some cases, you could still find a 3G network that is running faster than a supposed "4G" network. Several more years and we'll probably have the true 4G networks more widely available (IE: LTE Advanced and WiMax considered the only true pre4G networks), but until then, its all just marketing speak.

TLDR: Current 4G is market speak for a slightly upgraded 3G network, offereing 3-6MBps d/l speeds, when true 4G has been defined as 100MBps. We're not quite there yet.
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VINNIEPAZ  +   1353d ago
01/01/12 ? Is that a placeholder date?
Surfaced  +   1353d ago
Shawtymann  +   1353d ago
how much is the 3DS
StarScream4Ever  +   1353d ago
Dude its right on the screen. $249
LordZ  +   1353d ago
Don't be sooo lazy. lol
StarScream4Ever  +   1353d ago
Price: OK
Date: Not so sure.

Also it doesn't reveal a possible wifi only model so this is still on the hook.
OneSneakyMofo  +   1353d ago
That's what I'm thinking. I'm thinking there's going to be separate models, something like the PS3 160GB and the PS3 120GB models:

NGP base model: No 3G, Wifi, 20GB storage: $250
NGP+ model: 3G, wifi, 40GB storage: $300 or $325.
C0MPUT3R  +   1353d ago
It's a placeholder date, and so is the price.
ForROME  +   1353d ago
anything over 249 and they wont stand a chance and will create the PS3 launch all over again -
Surfaced  +   1353d ago
I think if they have compelling software, even $299 could work.
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tehdewm  +   1353d ago
Of course, they will sell much superior hardware at the same price as the 3DS. You must be smoking stupid crack.
Masterchef2007  +   1353d ago
Unless they are willing to take a loss than it can happen
StbI990  +   1353d ago
Yeah right, becuase their recovered the billions losses off their diamond well...

Next time du.

@below..only jobless kids are surely complaining their assess.
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firelogic  +   1353d ago
Are you insane? The 3DS is $250. Are you seriously trying to tell me that the NGP isn't worth another $50? The NGP isn't just one generation ahead of the 3DS, it's more like 2 generations. If you anyone thinks $250 is a fair price for a pathetically weak 3DS, then they shouldn't have any complaints over $300 for an NGP.
ForROME  +   1353d ago
Hey people who didnt eat the smart cookie - I dont care what its worth? Really are we going to go through this again $599 but the PS3 is worth is style argument who cares what its worth - its about getting it sold in numbers for mass market appeal and support

Fing Forrest Gumps
ChronoJoe  +   1352d ago

You don't care of the value of your purchases? sounds intelligent!
gamesmaster  +   1352d ago
looks like your 'smart cookie' was out of date, rome..
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ForROME  +   1352d ago

Right - go live 2006 all over again children - you are the same types who sit in a room and say sign me up for another a$$ whooping because we did so well the last time
Chevalier  +   1353d ago
"If you know anyone at Gamestop as I do, they would tell you the placeholder price is 999.99 :) "

Yep, I work at EB and I'd say that's a placeholder. We have 3DS games listed for $29.99 and we know those are $39.99
sloth3395  +   1353d ago
i went into game stop and they said the price would be around 300 but they are not sure
blackburn5  +   1353d ago
$300 dollars for the features they are offering and to have close to the power of a PS3 in your hands? You would have to be either a brain washed fanboy or kind of stupid to pass up that chance. No one understands the value of things anymore.All anyone wants to hear is that it is cheap. It could a piece of junk that falls apart in your hands or breaks every month and you have to keep replacing it but as long as it's cheap right?
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Masterchef2007  +   1353d ago
Yep i prefer something that is high quality over something that is cheaply designed. Cause if the design is cheap then you can have some problems. Anyways neither the NGP or 3DS are cheap consoles. However i do think that Nintendo is making a huge profit off the NDS and i am willing to bet that they could sell it at 199€ and still make a profit.
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Doletskaya  +   1353d ago
I will pass up that chance in a heartbeat. You know why? Cause I don't need it.
supremacy  +   1352d ago
You sound like my grandma talking, glad not everyone thinks like that.

I am sure if the thing were to go for 50 dollars instead, you would than need it.
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LoneWanderer09  +   1352d ago
i agree with you am very happy with my PSP that is only use for when ever i go out and need to kill time.
KaiokenKid  +   1353d ago
thats the price we want, I dont think its the one we will get. I love SONY and all, but theyre not great at making sense.
BrianC6234  +   1353d ago
It's not about making sense. Sony makes great gaming systems and they design them to be good for years. You can't do that and sell them for $150.
KaiokenKid  +   1353d ago
Yes you can. And im not asking for this to be 150, im asking for it to be 300.
BrianC6234  +   1353d ago
Who says it won't be $300? I wouldn't take this story to mean anything but I can see it costing $300. Some people think it will cost a lot more. I just don't believe these stories where someone posts an early price and that means it's the price,
BrianC6234  +   1353d ago
I wouldn't believe this story. Gamestop probably needed to put a price in so they put in the price they think it will be.
Killzoned  +   1353d ago
thats going to be roughly around or just over 200 pound in the UK, Excluding the VAT and taxes, Sounds pretty expensive
NeloAnjelo  +   1353d ago
The PSP GO and the PSP was launched at over £200.
Killzoned  +   1353d ago
Reason why PSP GO was a fail.
I definitely want the NGP but it might be really expensive considering the tech behind the NGP is pretty impressive for handheld and that the UK VAT recently increased this year as well.
NeloAnjelo  +   1352d ago
The PSP GO failed because it offered nothing new at a higher price, other than form factor. Also, we couldn't play our UMD PSP games. Also, PSP sales (except in Japan) were on the decrease.

The NGP is compeltely new and innovative. I would really like to see what developers do with this thing!
Killzoned  +   1352d ago
Agree with you, depending on the price point for me really, Sony definitely knows how to bring out new product and i want it already but the price holding me back atm
RevXM  +   1352d ago
GO wasnt worth the extra thats for sure.

However NGP will be worth it even at 400$.
It got appealing software and design, it got better specs than any other handheld device!
1/3 more than a ps3 would be a steal.
The better the value, better the bargain.

I hope it will cost the same as a ps3 though.
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NeloAnjelo  +   1353d ago
I think anywhere between $300 - $350 will be competitive enough. They need to keep this as far away from that $400. mark.

Since they've hinted at a non 3G and 3G model, I wonder if the latter will come with a price plan similar to your phones? The Wi-fi will be fine for me though. Can't wait to hear more about this thing!
SSKILLZ  +   1353d ago
Awesome $300 getting it asap
ShinFuYux  +   1353d ago
I doubt it. It's still too early for them.
arabiensoldier  +   1353d ago
nevin1  +   1353d ago
Its too bad PSP2 could missed holiday 2011. Waiting until spring 2012 could be dangerous considering the 3DS will then be a full yr of being on the market with a better library and Nintendo could easily dropped the price to combat the launch of the PSP2.
mukyoucom  +   1352d ago
Now if I could only get all you guys to read the other articles I posted I would feel accomplished lol.
hot111  +   1352d ago
They are both too expensive,pass
until at least $100 price drop for NGP of course,Nintendo won't drop the price,not interested in 3DS much though
ha2e48  +   1352d ago
sony will bust out the whole, this ngp is living and we want people to say "i will work more hours and work a second job and/or sell my dog to buy this amazing sony product" before hitting you in the face with its 399 price tag. and you will bitch and moan it costs to much online on n4g right before you all go and buy it and then gloat about how its the shiart. just like me and my FOUR HUNDRED AND F*%KEN FIFTY DOLLAR 3DS!!!!!!!!!!
i hate you.
FinalomegaS  +   1352d ago
I got an idea...

I'll wait for the prices to drop and have a system model update or 2.

As it stands right now, it looks good but I have this feeling about new model with colors..
Feylynn  +   1352d ago
Penny Arcade had it right, I'd be surprised if the thing costs less then $2,000,000.
Seriously though look at the prices of the iPhone and more accurately Android phones to see what they mean "Price suitable for the current generation of hand held gaming" or whatever they said.
Mister_G  +   1352d ago
Hope so :)
Haseo106  +   1352d ago
$299 is an awesome price!
StitchJones  +   1352d ago
Placeholder price, this isn't news guys, common. We will only know the price when they finally get around to telling us.
lizard81288  +   1352d ago
I Agree. Some GS/EBs listed the 3DS at $999. most listed it for $350. and the retail price is neither.
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MeNoRasta  +   1352d ago
How much is it gonna be in the uk?
Fatal Blow  +   1352d ago
In uk its gonna be £300 to £350
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