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Sony: Only one NPG model will support 3G

Thursday, 27th January 2011 22:21 GMT By Brenna Hillier

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SCE Europe’s Andrew House has crushed our hopes by admitting that not all NPG models will feature 3G connectivity, and that Sony has not yet established 3G partnerships.

House told Eurogamer that several versions of the new handheld will release in late 2011 and while all will have WiFi, only one will support 3G.

Multiple versions of the NGP will launch from late 2011, each with Wi-Fi capability. Only one, however, will also feature 3G.

“A separate SKU will have 3G,” House confirmed.

“So the user gets a choice. Wi-Fi is available wherever, which clearly is the most important aspect of connectivity and that connected experience; 3G will be a subset of that.”

Promising more details closer to launch, House said Sony is “working hard” on 3G partnerships, and that like Apple’s iPad, the user will have to bear the cost of a 3G subscription.

Thanks, D’Toid.

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8 Comments

  1. Gekidami

    “House told Eurogamer that several versions of the new handheld will release in late 2011 and while all will have WiFi, only one will support 3G.”

    “Multiple versions of the NGP will launch from late 2011, each with Wi-Fi capability. Only one, however, will also feature 3G.”

    SNAP!

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Callum

    Several, meaning more than two? so one with, and different ones without? Hmm?

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Suikoden Fan

    by the way he phrased his response he makes it sounds like the NGP is launching in europe in 2011

    #3 4 years ago
  4. LockeTribal

    NGP, not NPG.

    /pedantic Pat

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Passing on 3G personally, don’t need it. Happy to take the lower priced sku!

    #5 4 years ago
  6. AHA-Lambda

    crushed our hopes? This is a good thing! I aint paying a monthly plan for a handheld!

    BTW just in and caught up on the psp2 news. It looks amazing!!! This coming from a guy who couldn’t give 2 shits about it prior to today and never cared enough for the first psp.

    3ds was a maybe until i saw its £230 price. Provided its not higher than £250 i will buy this DAY ONE

    #6 4 years ago
  7. earlyrock

    Good to know there are options.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. theevilaires

    So expect two models at $300 and $350. You heard it here first.

    #8 4 years ago

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