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.
nope, thats the placeholder price. EDIT: but thats the price people want to see launched for this thing.
If you know anyone at Gamestop as I do, they would tell you the placeholder price is 999.99 :)
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.
ps3 price?? okay not bad now is this the wi-fi or 3g sku?
@evrfighter Good luck trying to play a game using just a motherboard and a processor lol.
Better yet, good luck playing NGP games on a pc Y.Y.
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.
299USD? Abso-fücking-lutely sold, even though it'll translate to 300EUR in Europe...
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.
And the new NGP is going to be $299, then that's a good price! SOLD!
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
How accurate are Gamestop's placeholder prices? What were the 3DS's, PS3, Xbox ect. placeholder prices prior to their price confirmations?
@StbI990 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.
evfighter Yeah sure carry around a motherboard and processor and play games on the go.
@Xilef: Yeah, it is like that but how it translates it's different thing. us: http://www.amazon.com/PlayS... 299usd eu: http://www.amazon.de/PlaySt... 289eur
@Whitenoise 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.
@ 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.
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.
@ 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.
The Price Is Right lol jk I hope it's somewhere close to that though.
They could charge $301 and I'd still get one.
ngp's graphics are pretty disapointing, a really muddy low res and slow version of old ps3 games. ill pass
Well of course there a lower res retard, a 720p 5" panel would be fucking pointless....
so you already have one???
you've been drinking too many Holsten Pills jeff.
I think that someone forgot that this fits in a pocket. Now low res versions of PS3 games sounds pretty good
Sorry but $50 more than 3DS and its 10X more powerful?? Instant win.
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.
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.
@wissam I will because am not 8 and old enough to know good graphics doesn't always make a good game.
For 300, I'll pick it up sometime early next year.
@ ryudo Click on my profile you will know how old I am ;D
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
"@ 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
It's a good guess, even if it's not confirmed.
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
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 .
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.
.....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.
I was thinking of a $249 price but I guess we will wait until SONY announces the price.
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!!!!
"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.
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
@--Onilink-- 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.
I think it will destroy the comptence at that price, no doubt, and no bias...for what if offers, the 3DS is TOOOO EXPENSIVE...
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 3DS is backwards compatible with DS games. Why would they need to make sequels for games that already work on the system?
Lazyone is that a joke? Cause if its not its the stupidest things i have ever read on N4G... and thats saying alot.
@ 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.
Sorry there was a disconnect between my brain and the meaning of sequel. I read it as remakes. My bad.
are you "Lovin' it"
you know it
ok i like the price but not the release date , i was expecting October/November 2011 lol
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.
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
i would have to buy a new playstation for UC3, it's just that good. Ofcours, all those games are on my list aswell.
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.
Something tells me that the 3g multiplayer wont be what everyone is thinking. 3g simply can't handle that kind of multiplayer.
i used to have 16mb, but for 10 dollars more i got 60mb, can't really notice the difference...
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.
it all depends on where you download from. If they have slower servers or low speeds themselves it wont matter what speed you are.
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.
01/01/12 ? Is that a placeholder date?
how much is the 3DS
Dude its right on the screen. $249
Don't be sooo lazy. lol