Luke Plunkett of Kotaku — Thanks to Sony Europe, we already know that there'll be two models of the NGP handheld. But a survey taken by some of our readers suggests the price difference between those models might be vast.
Well, the premium does not only just include 3G, it also includes a couple of applications that aren't preloaded onto the wifi only model, and I think thats because these apps make use of the 3G. Still, that is a quite a difference.. maybe it includes a game preloaded as well? Will have to wait for official Sony ruling on the matter.
For $250 i would be first in line hell even for $300 I dont care about 3G cause i have a Rooted 4G with free tethering But $250 is a Steal I got to play the 3DS at Pax last weekend(AND IT WAS THE SH!T) but if the NGP is $250, at least to me the 3DS would be a wait until is cheaper machine I still want to get my hands on the NGP, compare it to the PSP 1. But damn $250 sounds like a fucking deal to me DAMN am so hyped now, lol
For 250, I am interested, otherwise...
hope the 3G model(Premium Modell) has a build in harddrive if not than i would buy the standart version
Same here, if the 3g model comes with an internal hard drive, than I wouldnt mind paying the extra money for the highend version. 32gbs of in ternal memory would be nice, but 16gb wouldn't hurt either.
yes must have an internal memory need room for music and movies
if you can buy the 3g model without having to sign up for the service then im sold. Otherwise it will be the regular. I'd like the option to use the service if i wanted to. I tried to get an iphone from att without buying into the data plan because the unit supports wifi. You dont need the data plan to make a call and you dont need the data plan to surf the web from a wifi hotspot but they dont sell it like that. You are paying for the service as a whole. I hope sony doesnt partner with att if the 3g version requires activation when you buy it.
$350 has GPS and 3G. Probably some other stuff bundled in or some 3G usage subsidised. That is if the pricing is accurate.
i'll get the 3G version, i hate bringing 2 gadgets
with 3g it's has Gps and internet and with skype it's a cellphone and with android apps it can be so much more 3G will be worth it
I'll buy it for that price.
At $250, I'd be pretty damn tempted, especially considering how long the PSP held it's price.
like gamestop says the lower model will be 299
will be a bargain at $250 in my opinion. it would cost the same as the 3ds but is way more powerful. it also seems like developers won't have problems making alot of games for it because they can just bring their console engines over.
$250 = Day one buy for me
Why is your avatar 2 eggs.....oh my god their not eggs! Sweeet...
i'll pay $400 at least they gave us a year's notice but seeing how the said it'd be affordable and they're not making the same mistake as the ps3 pricing (totally worth it but just too many features no one wanted or needed) i think they're going for nintendo's juggular with this one i will hatee if these rumors are false and it really expensive we'll just have to wait and see
Is the difference just 3G or are there other things in this new model? I've kinda lost track of the news on this one.
If you were to tell me 5 years ago, I'd even consider paying $350 (I'm gettin premium)for a handheld, I'd think you were crazy. game prices go up, economy goes down. Am I the only person noticing a pattern here?
Sony would be crazy to sell this thing at the same price as the 3DS. If offers much more to the consumer and justifiably should cost more. Even without the 3G feature the NGP would be more than reasonably priced at $300 and $399 for the 3G option. Your getting a piece of hardware that offers so much more, and yes you will need to pay for something like that.
Gotta disagree. 3DS has a lot of cred behind it with the fanbase from previous versions. PSP hasn't done as well outside of Japan. They need to get it in there at the most competitive price they can and highlight that you're getting a lot more for the same price. They'll make the majority of their money on software sales in the end anyway.
Good point. They are going to have an uphill battle trying to convert fans. $300 just seemed more than fair based on what your getting.
I think the psp has a bad rap because it didn't sell like discounted crack which the ds has... But the psp is the only handheld device to even give nintendo a run for its money and managed to sell like 70million units (last I heard) which is very respectable.. I applaud sony for making a great handheld in the psp and listening to its fanbase and creating the handheld of our dreams all the while keeping it affordable..
"They'll make the majority of their money on software sales in the end anyway." They have to price it at cost, at a minimum, to make money at all, really. If you think this thing costs $250 to make, and have retail markup, you're a long way from sanity. Lesser devices retail for $600. If they price it $200 below its cost-to-make, like they did with the PS3, they'll be digging themselves a hole in no time.
***They have to price it at cost, at a minimum, to make money at all, really. If you think this thing costs $250 to make, and have retail markup, you're a long way from sanity. Lesser devices retail for $600. *** Lesser devices have a greatly inflated retail price of $600 to encourage customers to sign up for 2-year plans to get them at half that. Even at that half cost ($300), the phone makers are making a large profit. It's highly unlikely that the NGP costs more than $250 to make, I'm guessing more around $200, which doesn't include S&H, packaging, etc. But, manufacturing costs will go down within the first 6 months of production if they start with losing a few dollars to match the competition, they'll make that money back in the long run without much effort.
That is true if you think logically. But logic is not something gamers use these days. The PS3 was more then worth the price at the beginning with backward capability (they practically handed you the PS2 line up in a new system), internet browser, Bluray player etc. But no one cared. All they cared was that the other systems were cheaper not that they were getting their moneys worth. The NGP is no different. People are already ready to renounce it if the price is even slightly above $300 without even considrring about what they are getting in return. Sony is practically handing you probably the most powerful hand held in history and all people can do is gripe, piss and moan before it is even in our hands or know enogh about it
iPad 16GB w/WiFi - $499 iPad 16GB w/WiFi + 3G - $629 An extra $100 seems about right. Are they making some extra money on 3G models? Sure, but so is everyone else.
Hm $250 for wifi model sounds very moving for me if that would be true i would preorder one right away. I would love to get the 3G but i don`t wanna have to pay a lot more a long with a monthly fee. 3G would be nice but i could live without it.
I said it will be around 250 because they learned from the rediculous ps3 launch. They need to compete with the 3ds. Honestly i think its a souped up psp still. They learned from expensive hardware and how the wii sold like crazy. Its a great improvement but anyone watch the footage of killzone, it doesnt look amazing. Nowhere near 360 or ps3 graphics. Sony has admitted its not nearly as strong as a ps3, that was HYPE to get people hyped. It worked, i see people still thinking they will play uncharted 2 and kz3 on this wondering if they will have to rebuy them lol. I cant wait love my psp slim to DEATH and i really hope this gets ps2 games like ffx, ff12, and ico exc. NGP CFW FTW!!!
I would be getting wifi model! man i can't wait ps3 portable!
Hopefully. $250 would be great, but hardly believable though.
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