NGP’s arguably the hottest impending handheld in the gaming industry this generation, something that happened ever since Sony unveiled it at a secret Tokyo meeting. They showed us specs, games, apps and more, but one thing Sony hasn’t done is given us a price. Yes, they’ve said it’ll be affordable but for the wearily excited, that’s not enough.
If you’re one of the many (including me) who simply can’t wait for Sony to deliver us its worth, Ubisoft has reportedly sponsored a survey that gives some ideas as to how much the two version will cost.
According to the head of ngmoco Neil Young, Sony’s upcoming Next Generation Portable will die an ungodly death upon its release.
Remember that handheld console called Jungle Panasonic said it was developing, one that would do wonders for online, and on-the-go gaming? Yes, that one. Well the company’s just announced it’s canned development of the console.
I really don’t want to laugh.
NGP? Yeah, it’s the real deal says Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney. He’s yet another developer to endorse Sony’s latest portable machine as a true high definition console in your pocket, while he talked up the system’s specs as second-to-none.
The praises won’t stop. NGP is apparently the killer app Sony first party developers have always been longing for, and now they have it. But also, now comes the test: the devs got what was asked, so can they deliver? “Yes,” says one first party studio. In fact, you should expect “killer apps”.?
To say Sony’s PlayStation department’s been on a roll lately is an understatement. Not only did the giant reveal the beastly NGP at a secret meeting in Japan, the electronics company also unveiled the PlayStation Phone, dubbed Xperia Play, at the Mobile World Congress last weekend.
Yet, that’s not all. If a report over on Engadget’s to be believed, Sony’s set to unveil the PlayStation Tablet, a tablet one source described as “beautiful, the best thing” one source has ever seen from Sony.
Ah yes. $599. I’m sure you remember the moment, and even worst the YouTube remake of Sony’s 2006 presser, when the giant unveiled the price of the PS3. The console’s expensive price was what held it back at launch, but according to Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida, they learnt a big lesson from that experience, and will surely not repeat it with NGP.
Sony’s officially announced the much hyped PlayStation Phone now formally named Xperia Play at the Mobile World Congress yesterday, with its developer, Sony Ericsson, confirming that the device will release in March of this year.
Get the full quencher, including specs, videos, and some quotes past the jump.
Since demand for PSP is still high, Sony chief Shuhei Yoshida has said both consoles will have to coexist.
Sony’s made official tonight in a Super Bowl ad the existence of the Xperia Play, the worst kept secret in the history of smartphones. Suffice to say, however, I want one.
See the advertisement after the break.
Ubisoft’s come out and predicted that Sony will price its latest handheld, codenamed NGP, attractively. Adding that the company knows its audience and what’s expected. He also heaped loads of praises on the console, even adding that it has a great opportunity to steal away market from Apple and Android devices.
At Sony’s mega-meeting yesterday, Epic Games showed up to demo a game it had prepared for the new handheld. They also showed up to see what Sony really had in store, and before the day was done, Mark Rein, Epic Games vice president, saw the console as being a “pretty huge deal”.
Uncharted is the PS3′s biggest franchise. At least for now. So it was no surprise when Sony announced at its meeting yesterday that Sony Bend’s developing a completely new Uncharted game for the revolutionary handheld, the NGP.
We’ve been hearing talk of how powerful a device it is, and now, in the screenshot below the break that showcases Uncharted’s Nathan Drake, the console’s power speaks volumes.
You wanted a revolution, and Sony has brought it. Signed and sealed, the giant has delivered. So much so that it’ll be hard for you to believe what you’re about to witness below the break.
Metal Gear Solid 4 running on NGP? No. But yes, and what’s even better, the game looks as if it was on the PS3. Head past the break.
You know the name: Uncharted. The mere pronunciation of it and PS3 owners the world over take notice. Here’s even biggger news, the franchise is headed to the NGP, with Sony Bend at the helm.
We’ve even got video demonstration after the break.