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Sony NGP (PSP2): Price Expectations before Release

As most of you will probably be aware, Sony decided not to give any indications about a potential price point for their just announced Next Generation Portable, or NGP as they are calling it for the moment.

But that hasn’t stopped the rumors from flying around the internet as to Sony’s likely price for the system. We wrote an article recently informing you that the PSP2 may come in at $299 at the least, and after seeing what Sony brought to the table – we are sticking by those claims.

You can pick up a 160GB PS3 console from Amazon now for $299, but don’t be surprised if the NGP ends up being higher than it’s console counterpart. If we were to take a guess as to the final price of the handheld, we’re going to place it between $299 and $399, as Sony has already confirmed that it will be ‘affordable’.

With that in mind, you definitely don’t want to believe GameStop’s predictions for the device, as a listing put on their website (now removed) put the NGP at a staggering $999.99 – which is obviously (we hope!) an error in their judgement.

After seeing the event in Japan yesterday, we imagine a lot of you are going to want this thing, as the device is looking very impressive indeed, with key specs including a gorgeous looking 5-inch OLED display with a Quad Core Cortex-A9 CPU and a SGX543MP4+ GPU handling the work inside.

How much are you willing to pay for it though? We’ve said $299-399 is realistic – do you agree with that price estimate, or do you think it will be even higher than that?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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pspgamer
pspgamer

I think sony goes with the affordable amount of $199.99. Simply because the good people at sony know the value of software over hardware. You can sacrifice the price of hardware for the sales in software if that makes sense. Basically they make more money for game software like add ons and map packs than they do for the actual system.and plus when the ps3 hit stores months after the 360 and wii it was priced higher than them both combined. Sony has learned from personal experience and I think the price will be right.

gamer
gamer

I think PSP2 will BE No more than 50$ expensive than 3DS

bloodyspartan19
bloodyspartan19

I don't think the PSP2 will be priced over 300 because I'm pretty sure sony learned with the PS3 that you have to price your system to be competitive

swag
swag

a think is gonna be 300 to 350 if it aint is gonna fail to sell because most people will probobly buy the 3DS from nitendo.

Sony
Sony

better not be more than the ps3 price would be retarded

Brianoob
Brianoob

I'm thinking 300 because the 3ds is 250 and nintendo is a rip off so facter that in and I would not be surprised to see ngp (psp2) at 250. enyone agree

jpj
jpj

actually hoping that it's lower!

Jon-Paul
Jon-Paul

I would never pay 300-400 dollars on a portable. I would pay 100-200 though.

Kaizensan

If tge want to grab the market 199.99 will empty the shelves. Take the loss on hardware and watch the return through software and apps. The more it costs the less they’ll make in the long run. They need immediate market share to show this is not a repeat of the PSP.

ame
ame

agree

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