Sony has lifted a bulk embargo on pre-E3 NGP content, confirming the new Uncharted title as Golden Abyss and giving early access to the machine itself.
"PS Vita (Wifi ver) will retail for $249 USD" that is what Im dreaming about.
That would win over the crowd so much. PS3 launch expensive, that was the issue for it and Sony shouldn't make that mistake again. If they can get it for lower then $300, then i think Sony is gonna see huge sales for NGP on launch date. $350 is doable but still not that attractive, but $400 is pushing is IMO
$250 seems unlikely considering the 3DS, which is much more inferior in hardware, sold at that price. I'm expecting $300 or $350. I think both handhelds market to two different sides of the same coin, and that they while they may generally compete against each other, both have a significant hardcore fanbase
It would make sense if Sony launched the Wifi version at $250. Ok, in the beginning it will put them in the red, but they would sell so many NGPs that they would be in profits in no time. Hell with games like Uncharted & Wipeout at launch, they wouldn't be able to make enough of them, and it would rocket them (for the first time) to top of the handheld market...
@-Alpha, you've got to remember, Nintendo always sells at a profit. So eventhough it's priced at $250, doesn't mean the actual cost to make it is that much. Sony on the other hand almost always sells at a loss hoping that software will make up the difference and make them an actual profit (which also works.) In any case, I sure hope its' $250! I'll buy one on launch day if it's $250 (heck I'll buy one on launch day if it's $300, but no more.) Now if the 3G version is $300, I'll be getting that, if not...well I'm not sure what I'm going to do. I need to look into how much 3G service will cost before deciding. At $300 though, I'd buy it, even though I may not be using the 3G right away I will have the ability to when I can! Can't wait for all the official info though, E3 is going to own!
The PS3 was not expensive at launch if you can count. My 60Gb cost me $599 at launch....and that is all it cost. My 360 on the other hand cost $399 at launch. After 5 years of Live, well, do the math. You can also look at the fact that I don't have a $179 doorstop called an HD DVD player for my PS3 either. In this media heavy age, consider the cost of upgraded drives for each console. Cumulative cost for the 360 may a launch Ps3 cheap by comparison.
wifi version for me :)
3G version will retail for $299.99 that is what im dreaming about lol
I agree. I think if they over charge though they will loss people so im thinking 299.99 is a good price.
300 is logical
I know I'm dreaming but 250 for 3g. Who wants to pay 300+ for a handheld? Yeah the graphics are good but the more screens I see the more I notice how the graphics are no where near home console.
im dreaming of the release date during black friday or Christmas time what u guys think?
£249.99/£299.99 for them in the UK, and woho this years sounding good, uncharted day 0!!!!!!!
those launch titles are very similar to what the psp had. They had a wipeout title, a golf title, the casual game (majong and lumines) and the longer title like uncharted which was armored core, ape escape, metal gear solid, ect I hope that article where the guy said there would be like 25 games at launch would burn.
Dude this is only first party lunch line up, so yea it might end up to be 15+, I'm really excited about NGP and I can't wait for E3 XD
I am just refering to that fake list not to long ago. So far its shaping up to be very similar to the psp launch (a good thing) with titles very similar or the exact same like golf and wipeout. I am pumped for both handhelds. I hope they both break 80+ million and tell the smartphone crowd to go to hell.
and I hope we will see a lotta great games for both of them
Has it been confirmed they will have more then one model.
yes i think its been confirmed the wifi only or 3g models http://nz.playstation.com/n... then look at always connected. quote from the official site. "Take your pick from an always-on 3G Mobile Broadband or a Wi-Fi only model."
"it doesn’t feel as big as it looks" that's what she said
This wil be EPIC, so powerful handheld
article is from vg247 http://www.vg247.com/2011/0...
So will you have to buy credit to use the 3g and who's mobile masts will it use? Will you have to pick a network and buy your own sim? And if so its not fair to charge an extra 100 for the device for the sake of a sim card especially when you can buy phones for a fiver + that shit will be expensive to run. Also I want to know if you can attach a Bluetooth head see to it and if so will you be able to make calls from it.
You "phones for a fiver" are locked to a particular carrier and sold with a multi-year contract. If you're willing to accept those conditions then it wouldn't surprise me if you see some carriers selling subsidized NGPs at reduced prices. People were freaking out about the $600 price for the Xperia Play when that was announced, but it can be had for $99 with a 3 year contract. If the carriers see a market then the same may happen with the NGP.
Nope phones for a fiver on pay as you go no contract. There not very good but I said that to make the point that technology to implement a sim is not very expensive. Also would 3g be fast enough to play games like killzone online? I hope so. And I also hope it has full support for remote play so we can play uc3 online at work.
They are still locked phones. Low end feature phones can be manufactured for as little as $10. But the NGP doesn't fall into that category. A sim is just a Javacard, they cost next to nothing. That is not the expensive part of a phone, it's the radio, processing and display that make up the bulk of the cost. The NGP already has a display and processing regardless of whether they add 3G or not. So in terms of cost it's mainly just the radio that need be added, along with a bigger battery to handle the extra load. 3G speed can certainly handle gaming, but the bigger issue is intermittent lag. The speed is good, but not as consistent as a wired connection or wifi.
Ok cheers that's cleared a lot up but then my question is, is it right of them to (based on rumoured specs) possibly charge an extra hundred dollars for the radio and more powerful battery? And are we then going to have to top up 10 quid a month to use the feature we paid extra for?
$100 dollar extra for 3G seems to be in line with most other products that have wifi and 3g versions. That's certainly not what it costs to add 3g but it is the "going rate" at the moment. Because this is not just a phone their radio is likely going to cost more than one for a dedicated phone. It's going to have some customizations and it need to be as power efficient as possible since there is a lot more to to this device than just adding 3G connectivity. And they are not likely to use the cheapest (and crappiest) radio. So I'd expect a minimum $50 extra for 3G, that's reasonable to me. As to whether you will be paying more per month that depends on your carrier. My carrier allows me to put multiple devices on the same account and share the data usage.
Definitely buying Uncharted: Golden Abyss and Sound Shapes at launch. Hopefully we'll see some good looking third party games too.
Those who's buying the 3G model. didnt you consider that the battery life will last probally 50% less than wifi model? The whole point of the 3G model is being connected at all times. Or am I missing somthing?
I think it means more like, can be connected anywhere, whether you've got wi-fi access or not. Internet on it can be access anywhere that cellphones can I think is the meaning behind "always connected."
I think this product will take the spotlight at e3 not Nintendo.
if it priced at $250, i can see how it will sell..
This portable will launch with some great titles and probably a good price. I believe that Nintendo will have more trouble with the NGP than with the PSP. However both will be sucessful and both will have great exclusives to play. I have a feeling that this genration of portable we will see a lot more multiplats for the 3DS and the NGP. By the way if Sony sells it for less than 360 the haters are going to go rampant. I had a ton of hatemail sent to me because i predicted that Sony would sell it at a small profit at at a price of 299 for the Wifi version. Heres an example of one of the messages. User CaCl "you honestly think that sony will sell the PSP2 for a small profit!!?? they are a BUSINESS you moron, not your FRIEND they dont care about you xD hahahahahaha they care about their money this is the company that said if you wanted the ps3 to get a second job, sold the pspgo at 250 dolars, same price as the 3DS (which is a better machine than that POS) you are such an idiot man, i feel sorry for you xD haha what a jackass and go ahead and report and block me you pussy, go and cry to your sony droid mods xD " Just goes to show how immature people can be.
hmm sony better don't dissapoint us... the games are looking good,,,
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