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Sony NGP Getting November 11 Release

Sony first introduced us to the PSP2, codenamed NGP, in January of this year. Word on the street back then was that at least one territory would see the device on shelves before the year was out. As you'd expect, most assumed that Japan would be that territory. However, all is not as it seems, as rumors based on information from third-party licensees suggest European gamers may get their hands on the NGP by the fall.

MCVUK cites sources that say development deadlines have been set to ensure key Western releases are completed before the end of the summer for deployment in the fall. There's also murmurings of a November 11 release.

Sony would be silly not to capitalize on the cash-cow that is the holiday season, but it wouldn't be the first time a company has announced a brand-new handheld and waited 'til after the holidays to release it. Still, an 11/11/11 launch date is something we could definitely get behind. How about it, Sony?

  • If it's out at that date, I don't think I'll get it at first because I'll be too busy playing Skyrim.
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  • eklipz330
    MiddlefingerIf it's out at that date, I don't think I'll get it at first because I'll be too busy playing Skyrim.in all honesty, i don't think you'll get it because it's going to be expensive as hell, and sold out everywhere.
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  • magicandy
    eklipz330in all honesty, i don't think you'll get it because it's going to be expensive as hell, and sold out everywhere.
    I don't doubt that it will be prohibitively expensive, but it's for that reason that I doubt it will be sold out anywhere like Nintendo's handhelds. Nintendo has also taken the casual market angle for their past few systems which greatly contributed to the lack of supply. Since Sony is marketing the NGP to the standard gaming audience which is much smaller, I don't think we'll have any problems picking up an NGP without a pre-order.
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  • magicandy
    Also, Nintendo is getting an absolutely massive head start on Sony in this handheld generation. Many families will have already bought a 3DS for their kids once the NGP hits, leaving the market mostly to people that didn't plan on buying a 3DS in the first place, and people who can afford to buy two non-subsidized handhelds. We're not talking about phones here - you won't be seeing this for $200 with a 2-year agreement or some such.
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  • Zingam
    Will it have a quake detector?
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  • BulkZerker
    As long as the quake didn't damage the production facilities then I'm sure there will be no supply shortage purely because the can outsupply demand in a single region.
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  • adamboy64
    Oh whoa. This is a surprise. I wasn't expecting this to be released in the US till early next year. Price is going to be the interesting thing..
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  • iam2thecrowe
    ZingamWill it have a quake detector?it might play the next version of Quake.....Quake 5?
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  • TheViper
    A Nov 11 is possible but I highly, highly doubt it will be a global release. The precedents of previous Sony launches both portable and home console suggest this.
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  • So now we are stating vague rumor as fact?
    You don't even give a source (other than saying a 3rd party claims to have sources for a fall release).

    Oh Tom's, you are growing up to be just like Bild.
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