Sony says NGP will be 'affordable,' won't cost $599

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    We had quite the interview with Sony's Jack Tretton, but we certainly didn't corner the market on hot new NGP details -- Eurogamer and Game Informer quizzed the company's Andrew House and Shuhei Yoshida, respectively, and came out with some important tidbits about the quad-core gaming handheld, particularly regarding pricing. Though Tretton seemed to suggest we'll see a price somewhere northward of the Nintendo 3DS's $250, Yoshida was quoted as saying "It's not going to be $599," laughing off the idea that the system would cost as much as the PlayStation 3's infamous appraisal at launch, and House said that Sony "will shoot for an affordable price that's appropriate for the handheld gaming space."

    While none were willing to cough up a real ballpark estimate, the SCEE president revealed one way that the cost might come down: pushing out a lesser model, a strategy we've seen before. House said that while all devices come with WiFi, "a separate SKU will have 3G," making us wonder which of the handheld's other groundbreaking features might carry a premium. After all, OLED screens don't come cheap.[/p]
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  2. DigitalDeviant

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    Well it all pans down to if it's region free or not

    Region Free: Get a NA NGP w/ 3G (Most expensive option)

    Region Locked: Wi-Fi only JP NGP (cheaper option)

    As for the other features unless it's Skype, 3G, or something in that realm, most likely they won't carry a subscription fee.
     
  4. ProtoKun7

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    All of them have WiFi, while a separate version will include 3G. As such, the title could do with adjustment.
     
  5. raulpica

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    Kinda adjusted it [​IMG]
     
  6. megawalk

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    regarding fat lies i would say 499$
     
  7. cwstjdenobs

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    And it'll be a computer for tax purposes (or they will try) and a console when they want to sue someone [​IMG]

    Good news there's models without 3G.
     
  8. SPH73

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    $349 (US)

    Hour and a half battery life.
     
  9. Guild McCommunist

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    Reports say it has same battery life as the PSP (which is 4-5 hours for gaming).
     
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    Wrong.

    "Reports" aka Sony reps have claimed they were "shooting for PSP 3000 battery life."

    Well according to Sony's own John Koller PSP 3000 battery life is "20 to 30 minutes less" than earlier PSP models.

    According to IGN's own PSP battery tests, the average PSP battery life when using a UMD was 3.3 hours. So if PSP 3000 is 20 to 30 minutes less than the earlier models, its safe to assume PSP2's battery life will be 3 hours or less. And those are the only known facts. I can provide links to back all my claims. Can you?

    Didn't think so [​IMG]

    $349

    Hour and a half battery life.
     
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    The UMD drive drains batteries more quickly when used and maybe the new media format will use less power then the internal memory on the PSP go and the MSD making it about 4.5 hours but honestly it won't make much of a difference discussing it until it is released. Also I think the price is going to be $400 or up since I have no faith in Sony.
     
  12. imz

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    It's not going to be $599, it's going to be $598
     
  13. ProtoKun7

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    Firstly, IGN.
    Secondly, UMD is optical media, which uses more power.
    Thirdly, how did you come up with halving the 3 hours rather than taking a little bit off?

    And way not to even give him a chance.
     
  14. TheDarkSeed

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    The stronger handheld devices get, the shorter the battery life is. My brothers EVO 4G kills battery like a bitch. So from the price and the battery life I can tell they're not aiming for a hardcore gaming audience, but rather a casual gamer with deep pockets. Oh yeah, I love where this is heading -_-
     
  15. Maz7006

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    all this hassle and we literally dnt know much at all

    to be quite honest, im more worried about this "new os" - wanna see what they've actually come up with.
     
  16. KingVamp

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    Isn't 3G a software thing? TBH idk that much about 3G.
     
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    No. 3G requires the proper hardware to utilize. It can not be added to a device via software. I'm assuming that's what you're asking...
     
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    Yea, that what I was asking. thx

    Man, 3G or no 3G that is the question. [​IMG]
     
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    3G requires a cellular data plan to work.