"I know that's rather ambiguous, and that's for a reason," Tretton said. "I think our goal is always to launch holidays when the majority of sales are done. You want to have a worldwide simultaneous launch. Having said that, this'll be our sixth platform launch, and it's very difficult to have the quantities to be able to launch on a worldwide basis on the same date." Tretton noted that the goal might overshoot reality -- leading him to pare down the initial promise. "I think our goal is, we would get at least one territory out by the end of holiday 2011."
A clearer plan should become visible by fall, well after unforeseen production challenges have been dealt with. Tretton added that Sony had its challenging experience with PlayStation 3 to inform the NGP's road to mass production. "I think we'd look to avoid repeating that, but when you're dealing with new technology there are always roadblocks."
- Key specs
- Game format Downloadable, Cartridge
- Screen size 5 inches
- Touchscreen Capacitive [finger]
- Direction control D-pad, Thumb stick (2)
- Motion controls Accelerometer
- Dimensions 0.73 x 7.17 x 3.29 in
- Weight 9.17 oz
- Released 2012-02-22
Sony PlayStation Vita PCH-2000
Sony PlayStation Portable PSP-2000