Lazard Capital Markets has claimed Sony’s new NGP will launch in the US in 2011, which if true means we probably won’t see it in the UK and Europe this year.
According to MCV, representatives of Lazard Capital attended the analyst day held by SCEA, where a 2011 US launch date was ‘reconfirmed.’
“A 2011 launch for NGP was reconfirmed, although we expect pricing will be unveiled around the E3 conference. We remain somewhat concerned that an initially high price point could limit the market opportunity for NGP, since Sony continues to balance profitability goals with unit sales.”
Sony has said all along that it will only launch the NGP in one region this year, and if that region is confirmed as the US, which seems likely, then NGP may not arrive on these shores until 2012.