When the NGP was first announced, Sony’s senior vice president of product development, Shuhei Yoshida hinted that it would be available at an affordable price point when it eventually launched, well it sounds like you better save a little more money just incase.
Speaking in a new interview with Fast Company, SCEA president Jack Tretton hinted that the device may actually turn out to be more expensive than first expected.
“I think when you’re buying a platform, when you’re buying technology, you’re hopefully buying a device that you’re going to enjoy for many, many years,” he said. “People are used to spending several hundreds of dollars to get a portable device.
Having dropped this bombshell of a hint, Tretton then denied price makes or breaks a device. “It’s not to say the price of the platform isn’t a consideration,” said Tretton, “but I don’t think price makes or kills a platform. Something that’s lousy, that’s very inexpensive, is not going to be successful, and something that’s pricey will ultimately find its audience if there’s enough value there.”
Thanks, Edge (via Game informer).