NowGamer: Sony has confirmed that work on its next handheld device is complete...
Yes now we quietly wait for E3 and get a price confirmation.
$350 sounds about right. If rumor of downgrade are true then 250 is the magic number.
with the downgrade 300 is likely
The NGP must sell for well under $350 to be successful out of the gate. I think Sony knows this and why so many rumors are flying about as to its system downgrade to make it more price friendly. Look at the Fate the 3DS is going through now at its price point? Now imagine a higher priced hand held coming out?
@death the 3ds is kicking the ds's ass at the same point in time.
People keep saying price, but I need to know the date also...
Even with the supposed "downgrade" which we don't know about since they never actually released the original specs pre-downgrade, it's still an absolute BEAST of a machine compared to the 3DS. How can anyone walk into a store and justify purchasing a 3DS when you see both units side by side, at the same price-point? Unless you're a Nintendo first-party lover, there is no reason to pick up a 3DS.
I am so picking this up DAY 1 :D
i really hope we get a price announcement at E3. I just wanna see some videos though; this is just a dream device.
sony always cuts spec before release. i hope ngp will be the 1st they don't! They always release these early specs to get everyone excited then dumb it down. ps2 psp ps3 please sony.... leave ngp alone, leave it alone.... im serious!
Actually, I'm more worried about after release cuts/upgrades, I would not want to exchange my trusty 60GB launch PS3 for some cheaper looking (my opinion anyway) non backward compatible PS3 slim. However, I also remember how I felt when they released the PSP-2000 and my old fat launch PSP model seemed so outdated. Which means that when the NGP or the PS Vita or whatever it ends up being called launches, I, like many, will have to make a decision, do we buy it now and hope they don't release a slim version in the foreseeable future, or do we wait for the next version and hope they don't cut features from it. I guess that in the end, the same thing can be said about most new gaming hardware, as the 3DS is bound to have "lite" version down the road, and they did, in the past, cut GB and GBA compatibility.
E3 is going to be great this year for Sony!
300$ for the non 3G version 350$ for the full 3G version At least I hope so.
$250 and $350
i think we'll all be srprised in a good way . Sony didnt make as big an investement than on ps3 ... and probably used quite a bt of the hardware and past experience to build the ngp . Dont forget that the psp struggled a few times because of its price . And they probably noticed that the 3ds is doing ok , but not setting the world on fire yet , partially because of its current price .
I hope that 3G is upgradeagble I want 4G. I hope they somthing like bestbuys buyback program when 5G comes out.
I agree 4G support for ngp please & thank you sony!
Really like it from a tech perspective, but not sure it's for me, dont game on the go and my PSP collected more dust than games.
Hard to hack please.. Excellent news.
hope so seeing super imposed ps3 games was annoying....can't wait to see the final product next week
I'll say $249.99 for wifi model and around $329.99 for 3g/wifi model.
I know there will be homebrew apps for it and cfws its obvious unless sony manage to configure something thatll prevent this from even occuring.
is a BEAST!!!! and wipeout online is cross platform with the PS3, meaning CoD can happen on this thing and so on
*holds out hand* Gimme, gimme, gimme.
Sony they could be a smart with ps3 launch But they didn't I know they sacrifice a lot with ps3 I mean ps3 was cost them than a 800$ But that didn't use for the public I mean who like a ps3 in first 2 years everyone where just talk about bullshit and a loot of people say ps3 will fail forever. Sony could launch a ps3 with 399.99$ and just with that price a selling numbers won't be less than 30 million in first 2 years. With huge ability of ps3 and releasing the loss of selling a ps3 no one will talk about lowing the price for 3 or 4 years at least. However what happened it happened and ps3 already proofed how the black monster can handle this gen for years and successes and show his power. However 350 for 3G edition good enough. Sorry about bad English
If this thing will really be out in the states first, il preorder it from amazon.us. I am not gonna wait till it drops in Europe :)
and the coffin is sealed. Good luck sony. I mean that.
$250 non 3G $300 full 3G
thats what Im hoping for.
I am predicting that they wont downgrade it and will price the non 3G version for 299 euros and the 3G version for 349 euros. The only ones who are pushing the downgrade rumors are those who wish for the downgrade to happen because they hate Sony. The NGP will be incredible deal with it and if you cant live with that fact. Theres always an open window to jump out of. My bunghole has spoken
does it mean that NGP will arrive at store early?
I hope they don't make multiple versions of the NGP on release, I hate deciding so I always go for the more expensive ones. ><
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