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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.