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Sony NGP to be delayed due to disaster in Japan?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 06 Apr 2011 14:37 User comments (8)

Sony NGP to be delayed due to disaster in Japan? Jack Tretton, president of Sony Computer Entertainment of America has confirmed this week that the upcoming NGP (PSP2) may be delayed due to the earthquake and tsunami that killed thousands in Japan and disrupted production for hundreds of companies.
Instead of being released in Asia, North America and Europe in September, Tretton says the company may have to release the device in just one region, delaying the release until 2012 for the other two major regions, due to the disaster.

Analysts immediately worried about what a delay would do to Sony, as Nintendo recently launched the 3DS gaming handheld in all major regions and Apple is expected to release its updated iPod Touch in September.

For controls, the updated 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.

The NGP is expected to sell for $300, $50 more than the rival Nintendo 3DS.

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8 user comments

16.4.2011 15:16
lissenup3
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Would not mind having one of these but not planning to pop 300 bucks.

I am however, not surprised that this delay is coming. My prayers go out to the Japanese.

26.4.2011 18:21

I bet the psp phone is delay as well

37.4.2011 0:25

the xperia play is made by sony america so its not delayed

47.4.2011 5:37

Originally posted by 3MUK:
the xperia play is made by sony america so its not delayed
But, in spite of SNEA claims, it is being developed in Japan, and it is nowhere near ready. I guess they could just release it as-is and completely broken...but then they would have to put a microsoft sticker on it.


57.4.2011 17:19

This is to bad. I passed on upgrading to anything past the original psp. Now that Sony is finally adding another analog stick to the psp I will be the first in line to pick up one of these.

67.4.2011 19:56

"Sony: No Impact Now From Quake On New Portable Game Machine Launch Plan" ~ Source

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 07 Apr 2011 @ 19:57

77.4.2011 23:10

Originally posted by Oner:
"Sony: No Impact Now From Quake On New Portable Game Machine Launch Plan" ~ Source
Sony: "OtherOS will not be removed from non-slim PS3 Models" ~ http://www.ps3-hacks.com/2010/03/01/otheros-will-not-be-removed-from-non-slim-ps3-models/


88.4.2011 13:12

If you can't stay on topic please don't post or your post will be edited/removed. Especially if all you are trying to do is instigate something that is not relevant to the topical situation.


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