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Report – NGP Price to be £250 in The UK

Nintendo’s 3DS’ price point is indeed attractive at $249 in the US and around the £220 price point in the United Kingdom. Sony has stated already that they won’t make the same mistake as they did with the PlayStation 3′s price, and have vowed to deliver a price which will be affordable for gamers. Well, that statement from the company may very well be true.

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MGRogue20172831d ago (Edited 2831d ago )

That's a perfect price

But releasing in 2012..? :(

Dark_Charizard2831d ago (Edited 2831d ago )

It's impossible. Considering the PSP2 tech is as powerful as that of PS3, there's no way the thing will sell below $300 or 350 if Sony want to profit from hardware sales.

mushroomwig2831d ago

As powerful as the PS3? No, not by a long shot. It's powerful, the most powerful handheld but it's still a distance away from the PS3 specs.

Agheil2831d ago

LOL its not as powerful as the ps3, u might think that due to the small screen

Nicaragua2831d ago

it takes a lot less tech to do PS3 graphics on a small screen.

Godmars2902831d ago

And yet they supposedly used off the shelf components as apposed to custom parts like the Cell.

Jihaad_cpt2831d ago

Exactly, The R&D spent to make the Cell and Blu-ray contributed to the high cost of the PS3, where most of the technology in the NGP is current technology that has been tweaked and developed previously...

tehpees32831d ago

That price would be AMAZING! Sony has learned its lesson and this will be terrific

Hanif-8762831d ago

Correction its more powerful than the Xbox360 but not the PS3 :-)

Theonik2830d ago (Edited 2830d ago )

The NGP hardware is actually quite cheap. They could easily sell it for 250-300 for the low-end SKU. 3DS is very overpriced at $250 for the power you get and the cost of manufacturing. Iwata even admitted that it's $250 because people were excited after the E3 reveal.

AAACE52830d ago

@Dark Charizard... I can tell you know little about how the industry works!

All companies take a loss on new consoles in order to get them in consumers hands. They make their money back from software sales.

The NGP will be able to produce great looking games that rival the Ps3, but in no way should you believe they have the same amount of power.

NGP shows on a smaller screen, so it doesn't need to do all the things the Ps3 does. Ps3 is more about raw uncompressed graphics and sound.

HolyOrangeCows2830d ago (Edited 2830d ago )

"Considering the PSP2 tech is as powerful as that of PS3"
No.

"there's no way the thing will sell below $300 or 350 if Sony want to profit"
Glad you know the production costs of the thing.
Tell us, oh wise one, how much does it cost to produce an NGP?

"below $300"
£250 = $400-ish.
No one is saying it will launch sub-$300 (at least before your silly comment), but I really think it could or at least AT $300.

gaffyh2830d ago

£250 means it will be $299/299 euros. Because it's exactly the same pricing for the PS3 right now.

StbI9902830d ago (Edited 2830d ago )

RIPALITY...RIPRIPRIPRIP RIPPPPPPPPPPPPP 3DS

People, by the time this thing comes out...it will be hot cheap to manufacture...so 250E is obvious.

Oh, btw, Dark charizard is simple butcruck now that the 3DS will get some hot competition xD.

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Solidus187-SCMilk2831d ago

not to me. PSP2 is much more powerful, but im not spending anywhere near $300 to play portable videogames.

I didnt want a portable system again, but after seeing 3ds and now the PSP2 I want them both!!!!!!

I wont use them that much I think but I will probably get at least one of them when they are a little less expensive.

Still tho, I think the tech. in the PSP2 is probably far more worht the price then the 3ds is.

blumatt2831d ago (Edited 2831d ago )

If the PSP2 is priced the same as the 3DS, then Nintendo will have some serious competition. I'll get one at that price, for sure.

Hanif-8762831d ago

I need NFS Underground 2 for the NGP and i'm all set :-)

plb2831d ago

I'm sure Japan will get it 2011. Europe/US - early 2012

Vorgier2830d ago

Good, now I will be able to get my shit together and somehow save up some money for it.

wicko2830d ago

That's $400 for NGP and $350 for 3DS though.. sounds like UK prices are considerably higher than NA prices.

Scary692830d ago

$249 was the price I have been thinking Sony might price it and would be nice if they did. Now I thought Sony stated in their Blog that the NGP will be release this holiday season, never read 2012 unless it has change.

Whitefox7892830d ago

It's releasing in Japan during the Winter Holidays of 2011 so, yeah US and UK release will probably be in early 2012.

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Raendom2831d ago

Great price, but wonder if that's the wifi or 3G SKU?

saint_john_paul_ii2831d ago (Edited 2831d ago )

most likely the wifi price. my question is, if i can tether the device to my cell/smartphone, that way, i can just use the 3g functionality from there to the NGP, that way i dont have to be paying the extra 3g fee.

if that is the case then they win either way we me at least.

plb2831d ago

Why wouldn't you be able to? At least with most Android phones you can setup a wifi hotspot easily.

Eamon2831d ago

lol, I doubt Sony would allow that on NGP. Unless someone "hacks" it.

:O :O

Kalowest2831d ago (Edited 2831d ago )

I asked my friend, who works at Gamestop was their a price difference between the Wifi and 3G SKU, he looked it up in the datebase and said no. Because theirs only one SKU and it comes with both Wifi&3G.

Nicaragua2831d ago (Edited 2831d ago )

Sony have already confirmed different SKU's with and without 3G so your friend is wrong.

http://www.gamekudos.com/ne...

BiggCMan2831d ago (Edited 2831d ago )

@Nicaragua. I never heard or read anything about them saying that, and I have been all over the NGP since it was announced. They would have said it at the conference. If I did miss it, please show me where I can find that statement saying so. Otherwise, I have seen no evidence that there will even be two different models.

EDIT: Oh I see, I never saw that. Well it does say its still unconfirmed with no solid decision. As of now its only a possibility.

tommy-cronin2831d ago

have to wait a year now for that, gonna cost more than a ps3 when its actually out

liveActionLeveler2831d ago

The thing is that ps3 might have had a price cut by then.

Kurisu2831d ago

This is a good price!

Nelson M2831d ago (Edited 2831d ago )

I'll have a couple