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Sony NGP to sell for $300?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 10 Feb 2011 16:54 User comments (20)

Sony NGP to sell for $300? Although Sony has not announced the price yet for their upcoming NGP handheld, a leak from GameStop seems to show the device coming in at $300.
Given the impressive specs of the console, the price doesnt seem too high, especially considering the failed PSPGo launched at $250.

At $300, the NGP will also only be $50 more than upcoming Nintendo 3DS, its direct rival.

The "release date" in the leaked photo is likely wrong, as Sony has said it expects to launch before the holidays this year.

For controls, the handheld adds dual micro-analog sticks, giving gamers a feature they begged for on the original PSP.

The device has a massive 5-inch multi-touch OLED screen with 960544 resolution, a multi-touch panel on the back and will run on a quad-core ARM cortex processor.

Sony has added tilt-sensitive SIXAXIS controls, standard and front-side cameras, GPS, an electric compass, Wi-Fi and 3G support, and access to Android gaming.

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20 user comments

110.2.2011 18:46

Remember all the extra stuff the psp, ps2, and ps3 had before they came out?

What do you think will be cut to meet the small $300.00 price tag?

Tilt-sensitive SIXAXIS controls, standard and front-side cameras, GPS, an electric compass, Wi-Fi and 3G support, and access to Android gaming.

210.2.2011 18:49
pika62221
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Impressive. The PSP was impressive too when compared to the original DS. NO ONE predicted the DS would double the sales of the PSP. We'll see how this generation turns out, given it hasn't even begun yet!

310.2.2011 19:17

Originally posted by themind:
Remember all the extra stuff the psp, ps2, and ps3 had before they came out?

What do you think will be cut to meet the small $300.00 price tag?

Tilt-sensitive SIXAXIS controls, standard and front-side cameras, GPS, an electric compass, Wi-Fi and 3G support, and access to Android gaming.
Yeah imho the gps, electric compass, 3g, sixaxis and the multi touch panel seems like a bit too much.

410.2.2011 19:42

gps, compass and 3g can go yesterday... wifi connection is all that it needs, with virgin mobile plans $25 for net, text and call, in no time everyone will root these vm phones to tether as well. BTW i got the lg optimus v for the wife... So good. As soon as they get a 4'3 screen android i will switch as well



510.2.2011 21:43

android compatable? I smell another otheros.

Well, I still might buy one just as soon as it is hacked and out of sony control

611.2.2011 0:32

I will only buy it if there's lots of games up for download, if not then no money for Sony from me...

711.2.2011 0:41

There are lots of games, or there will be until sony removes android app support.



811.2.2011 11:13

This isn't even the official final price point, the store already verified it was set to this to simply take in pre-orders. The computer wouldn't allow pre-orders if there wasn't a number. The price could be lower or higher upon release.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 11 Feb 2011 @ 11:14

911.2.2011 12:18

It'l be hacked/jailbroken/whatever withing the first week it's out...



Just my $0.02,

dEwMe

1012.2.2011 17:51

Screw Sony and their $$$$$NGP$$$$$. I will never buy another thing from this corrupt money grubbing company ever again. Do you see what they are doing to their customers and fans with the lawsuits? If you get the NPG you are not going to OWN it(Which Sony made very clear with the PS3(They actually said that) then feel free. Just take note that there will definaly be something in there to tell them who YOU are(Ergo the rootkits) and what you are doing so say goodbye to privacy and if they want to sue you then good luck to you because they don't have to win to take you broke and living out of a cardboard box(why would they care as obviously they don't)

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 12 Feb 2011 @ 17:56

1113.2.2011 8:46

Originally posted by xaznboitx:
I will only buy it if there's lots of games up for download, if not then no money for Sony from me...
It's people like you that made developers steer clear of the first PSP. Sony Online Entertainment and Sony Entertainment does not = developers SOE an SE are simply publishers just like EA.

if you like the game you play buy it, if you don't like it delete it. its rather simple

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1213.2.2011 8:53

Originally posted by Bigwillyz:
Screw Sony and their $$$$$NGP$$$$$. I will never buy another thing from this corrupt money grubbing company ever again. Do you see what they are doing to their customers and fans with the lawsuits? If you get the NPG you are not going to OWN it(Which Sony made very clear with the PS3(They actually said that) then feel free. Just take note that there will definaly be something in there to tell them who YOU are(Ergo the rootkits) and what you are doing so say goodbye to privacy and if they want to sue you then good luck to you because they don't have to win to take you broke and living out of a cardboard box(why would they care as obviously they don't)
Sony can believe whatever they wish, ill write them a letter stating my intentions, when i get my sausages on this new PSP2. as a matter fact I'll write them with the hacked PSP2.

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1313.2.2011 18:58

Originally posted by DXR88:
Originally posted by xaznboitx:
I will only buy it if there's lots of games up for download, if not then no money for Sony from me...
It's people like you that made developers steer clear of the first PSP. Sony Online Entertainment and Sony Entertainment does not = developers SOE an SE are simply publishers just like EA.

if you like the game you play buy it, if you don't like it delete it. its rather simple

That was rude, you can't blame us because lack of games that only for UMD that Sony removed... most of the games are only on the UMD

1413.2.2011 21:29

Originally posted by xaznboitx:
Originally posted by DXR88:
Originally posted by xaznboitx:
I will only buy it if there's lots of games up for download, if not then no money for Sony from me...
It's people like you that made developers steer clear of the first PSP. Sony Online Entertainment and Sony Entertainment does not = developers SOE an SE are simply publishers just like EA.

if you like the game you play buy it, if you don't like it delete it. its rather simple

That was rude, you can't blame us because lack of games that only for UMD that Sony removed... most of the games are only on the UMD
i don't care if the games came on Sony's ClusterF**K format blatant piracy is blatant piracy. i can understand Downloading a game to try but downloading them just because you can. its what lead to the PSP's software demise.

This PSP2 is shaping up to be quite the portable entertainment package. Id rather not have it dead before it ever gets off the ground.

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1513.2.2011 22:03

Originally posted by DXR88:
Originally posted by xaznboitx:
Originally posted by DXR88:
Originally posted by xaznboitx:
I will only buy it if there's lots of games up for download, if not then no money for Sony from me...
It's people like you that made developers steer clear of the first PSP. Sony Online Entertainment and Sony Entertainment does not = developers SOE an SE are simply publishers just like EA.

if you like the game you play buy it, if you don't like it delete it. its rather simple

That was rude, you can't blame us because lack of games that only for UMD that Sony removed... most of the games are only on the UMD
i don't care if the games came on Sony's ClusterF**K format blatant piracy is blatant piracy. i can understand Downloading a game to try but downloading them just because you can. its what lead to the PSP's software demise.

This PSP2 is shaping up to be quite the portable entertainment package. Id rather not have it dead before it ever gets off the ground.
I can totally understand what you are saying, if you love a game agreed buy it, and believe me this new system is salivating but because of what this company does and stands for I just can't give them my money. They are showing that money can buy you the law and it's disgusting plain and simple.

1614.2.2011 17:37

Originally posted by Bigwillyz:
Originally posted by DXR88:
Originally posted by xaznboitx:
Originally posted by DXR88:
Originally posted by xaznboitx:
I will only buy it if there's lots of games up for download, if not then no money for Sony from me...
It's people like you that made developers steer clear of the first PSP. Sony Online Entertainment and Sony Entertainment does not = developers SOE an SE are simply publishers just like EA.

if you like the game you play buy it, if you don't like it delete it. its rather simple

That was rude, you can't blame us because lack of games that only for UMD that Sony removed... most of the games are only on the UMD
i don't care if the games came on Sony's ClusterF**K format blatant piracy is blatant piracy. i can understand Downloading a game to try but downloading them just because you can. its what lead to the PSP's software demise.

This PSP2 is shaping up to be quite the portable entertainment package. Id rather not have it dead before it ever gets off the ground.
I can totally understand what you are saying, if you love a game agreed buy it, and believe me this new system is salivating but because of what this company does and stands for I just can't give them my money. They are showing that money can buy you the law and it's disgusting plain and simple.
all corporations operate in a very similar matter, its not just Sony. you live in an age where all corporations have you on a noose. they can take anything they want from you and its legal.

So, Welcome my friend to the new Corporate America. they can and they will screw you without lube, get used to it.

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1715.2.2011 16:10
ItsaChris
Unverified new user

Does anyone else think the NGP will be 300-350 with a 1 or 2 year 3G contract? and $400-600 for an "unlocked" NGP.

1815.2.2011 16:20

I think that the cell phone chip (3G) will not be one of the components of the psp2 launch.

1927.5.2011 7:52

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Here comes the slow trickle of removals.

2027.5.2011 14:46

Originally posted by themind:
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Here comes the slow trickle of removals.

from 512 to 256mb of internal ram isn't that big of a deal. you should need no more than 16mb for system calls and 8~16 for pretty menus anyway.

128mb of vram is alot considering the screen size. that could be shaved to 64mb and gfx wouldn't take much of a hit besides first gen games will use no more than 16~32mb for video anyway. 128 vram is just leeway room for sloppy coders.

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