Attention all prospective Sony NGP owners, as the following details are definitely worth getting exciting about. We hadn’t previously heard of any sort of release date for the device also known as the PSP2, but now we have a potential date for the European version of the device.
Just to refresh your memory, the device was announced at Sony’s special ‘meeting’ in Japan during January, and since then – gaming fans all over the world have been waiting to get their hands on the NGP, especially since it comes equipped with a quad-core processor amongst other hardware delights.
Back to the story though, and we’re hearing that the device will be released on November 11th, according to this report from MCV. However, they haven’t given any background information on where exactly they obtained this information – preferring to quote ‘various online leaks’ instead.
What is worth mentioning though, is that they say that the NGP could be rolled out on Friday 11th November as a global release, which would be the first time that has happened since the original PSP was first launched in Japan 2004 before seeing a release in US and Europe in 2005.
Our thoughts on this, is that we shouldn’t really read too much into that date, especially since there’s no solid information on where the release date originated. However, we’re willing to bet that Sony are planning to announce the release date for real at E3 2011 in June, and they’ll probably also announce the real, final retail name of the device, since they have already stated that NGP (Next Generation Portable) is just a temporary codename.
What are your thoughts on this November 11th release date – accurate or not in your opinion? We’ll let you know if we get any fresh details on this.