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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.

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a_bro2130d ago (Edited 2130d ago )

nope, thats the placeholder price.

EDIT: but thats the price people want to see launched for this thing.

mukyoucom2130d ago

If you know anyone at Gamestop as I do, they would tell you the placeholder price is 999.99 :)

Nitrowolf22130d 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.

Rumor2130d ago

ps3 price?? okay not bad

now is this the wi-fi or 3g sku?

evrfighter2130d ago Show
rbrtchng2129d ago

@evrfighter

Good luck trying to play a game using just a motherboard and a processor lol.

StbI9902129d ago

Better yet, good luck playing NGP games on a pc Y.Y.

Millah2129d 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.

KruLLit2129d ago Show
hay2129d ago (Edited 2129d ago )

299USD? Abso-fücking-lutely sold, even though it'll translate to 300EUR in Europe...

ThanatosDMC2129d 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.

ShinMaster2129d ago

And the new NGP is going to be $299, then that's a good price!
SOLD!

Xilef2129d ago (Edited 2129d ago )

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

jony_dols2129d ago

How accurate are Gamestop's placeholder prices?

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

WhiteNoise2129d ago

@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.

nycredude2129d ago

evfighter

Yeah sure carry around a motherboard and processor and play games on the go.

hay2129d ago

@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

Arksine2129d ago

@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.

OpenGL2129d ago (Edited 2129d 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.

hamsterfist2129d 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.

GarandShooter2129d 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.

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Dante1122130d ago (Edited 2130d ago )

The Price Is Right lol jk

I hope it's somewhere close to that though.

RankFTW2129d ago

They could charge $301 and I'd still get one.

Jeff Goldblum2129d ago

ngp's graphics are pretty disapointing, a really muddy low res and slow version of old ps3 games.

ill pass

Ryudo2129d ago

Well of course there a lower res retard, a 720p 5" panel would be fucking pointless....

tontontam02129d ago

so you already have one???

stuntman_mike2129d ago

you've been drinking too many Holsten Pills jeff.

GamerGuy1532129d ago (Edited 2129d 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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Vherostar2129d ago

Sorry but $50 more than 3DS and its 10X more powerful?? Instant win.

Ryudo2129d 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.

wissam2129d 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.

Ryudo2129d ago

@wissam

I will because am not 8 and old enough to know good graphics doesn't always make a good game.

catguykyou2129d ago

For 300, I'll pick it up sometime early next year.

wissam2129d ago

@ ryudo

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

GamerGuy1532129d 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

Seferoth752129d 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

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Christopher2129d ago

It's a good guess, even if it's not confirmed.

XactGamer2129d 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

Hitachi822129d 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 .

xtremeimport2129d 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.

elpresador2129d ago

.....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.

Scary692129d ago

I was thinking of a $249 price but I guess we will wait until SONY announces the price.

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Chitown712912129d ago

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!!!!

Raendom2129d 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.

--Onilink--2129d ago (Edited 2129d 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

PostApocalyptic2129d ago

@--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.

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StbI9902129d 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...

Gamefan122129d 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 One2129d ago

the 3DS is backwards compatible with DS games. Why would they need to make sequels for games that already work on the system?

SuperStrokey11232129d ago (Edited 2129d ago )

Lazyone is that a joke? Cause if its not its the stupidest things i have ever read on N4G... and thats saying alot.

wongway2129d 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 One2129d ago

Sorry there was a disconnect between my brain and the meaning of sequel. I read it as remakes.

My bad.

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remanutd552130d ago (Edited 2130d ago )

ok i like the price but not the release date , i was expecting October/November 2011 lol

callahan092130d 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.

DarkBlood2130d 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 alarm2129d 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.