We had quite the interview
with Sony's Jack Tretton, but we certainly didn't corner the market on hot new NGP
details -- Eurogamer
and Game Informer
quizzed the company's Andrew House and Shuhei Yoshida, respectively, and came out with some important tidbits about the quad-core gaming handheld
, particularly regarding pricing. Though Tretton seemed to suggest we'll see a price somewhere northward of the Nintendo 3DS's $250, Yoshida was quoted as saying "It's not going to be $599," laughing off the idea that the system would cost as much as the PlayStation 3's infamous appraisal at launch
, and House said that Sony "will shoot for an affordable price that's appropriate for the handheld gaming space."
While none were willing to cough up a real ballpark estimate, the SCEE president revealed one way that the cost might come down: pushing out a lesser model, a strategy we've seen before
. House said that while all devices come with WiFi, "a separate SKU will have 3G," making us wonder which of the handheld's other groundbreaking features might carry a premium. After all, OLED screens don't come cheap. Find the rest of Eurogamer
's excellent interview (including a bit about how Sony will prioritize downloadable content over physical media) at our source link.