While catching up on my gaming news today I found a piece of information that caught my eye. It seems Ubisoft polled some people about Sony’s NGP (Next Generation Portable). The poll is asking about prices and mentions $350 for a 3G version and $250 for a standard version. This is of course, all but confirmed, but seems not bad if true considering what the NGP can do. The $250 – $350 price range would certainly put it in competition with Nintendo’s latest iteration of the Nintendo DS, the Nintendo 3DS. Let’s all pray that this will the price range for something so powerful. Do you think this price range will stick or is Sony merely dipping their toes to see what the most we will pay for it. Let us know what you think in the comment section below.
Thanks to Sony Europe, we already know that there’ll be two models of the NGP handheld. But a survey taken by some of our readers suggests the price difference between those models might be vast.
A survey conducted yesterday by research firm Toluna, and sponsored by publishers Ubisoft (it was labelled “Ubisoft- NGP concept- US Adults”), says that “the retail price of the Sony NGP is expected to be around $350″, and asks the respondent “How likely would you be to purchase the Sony NGP now that you know this retail price?”
That’s for the premium model, the one with 3G. The next question, however, says that the version of the NGP shipping without 3G connectivity will be priced considerably lower: at $250.
Of course, being a survey conducted by a third-party publisher and not Sony itself, these prices could well be pure conjecture. The fact it’s such a major publisher, though, and that it’s so confidently-worded, means those prices are at least worth bearing in mind.
We’ve contacted Sony for comment, and will update if we hear back.