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Reconfirmed: NGP To See 2011 US Release, European Dates Sketchy

by Ernice Gilbert on April 13th, 2011, under Hot, NGP, News, Sony

Speculation has been running rampant concerning Sony’s upcoming revolutionary handheld dubbed NGP, and whether the console would see a 2011 release outside of Japan. Recently, SCEA boss Jack Tretton said there might be delays because of factory issues following the Japanese earthquake/tsunami disaster. That, however, was debunked by Sony Japan, with SCEJ spokesperson Satoshi Fukuoaka telling the Wall Street Journal that Tretton was simply “wrong” when he said the Japanese earthquake and tsunami had closed factories relating to Next Generation Portable production.

Now according to US investment company Lazard Capital Markets who attended a Sony analyst day event, the hardware giant’s confirmed a 2011 U.S. release for NGP, however it wasn’t sure if Europe would see the same fate.

Japan Quake Won’t Affect NGP Launch, Says Sony

by Ernice Gilbert on April 7th, 2011, under Hot, NGP, News, Sony

A few days ago, SCEA boss Jack Tretton told Bloomberg that NGP might see delays in more than more region because of the Japanese earthquake disaster. But speaking to the Wall Street Journal, the company’s main branch in Japan has described those claims as false, stating the situation in Japan hasn’t affected NGP’s launch plans one bit.

Microsoft Ran Out Of Xbox 360s Last Christmas

by Ernice Gilbert on January 13th, 2011, under Hot, Microsoft, News, Nintendo, Sony

It’s got the U.S. console market on lock down, and over the Christmas season, Microsoft couldn’t supply the country’s insatiable need for its latest next-gen console. That’s according to Xbox front man Major Nelson, saying via twitter the company simply “ran out” of consoles to sell last Christmas.