Are you keen as I am on the NGP, Sony’s successor to the PSP? You know what you won’t need to get one?
A second job. Sony hasn’t forgotten the ruckus caused when they announced a $599 PS3, proclaiming that if you wanted one, you’d work harder to get one. Thankfully, this means they won’t be making a similar mistake when they get around to announcing a price for their coveted next generation handheld.
â€œI can’t talk about a definitive price at this stage. But since the very beginning we had a target in mind. So, when considering various features, we always had our price range in mind,â€ Sony president Shuhei Yoshida told Edge.
â€œThere were elements that we found pretty cool, but had to set aside to remain on target. It’s a big lesson we learnt from the PS3. There’s no point putting everything you want into a device and doing the math later. We always had the price and consumer in mind. We had to sell something that people could buy.â€
That doesn’t mean the device will be nearly as affordable as the PSP though; Yoshida went on to say that they â€œcan’t sell the NGP for the same price as a PSP.â€
Any of you want to hedge some bets on price? When the PSP launched in 2005, it hit retail stores at $249.00. I think the lowest we’ll see the NGP going for is $299, although it might be as high as $349. how much would you be willing to pay for portable gaming goodness?
Source : Edge (via CVG)
Last Updated: February 15, 2011