Hirai: No NGP pricing, battery life details as console still in prototype phase

Monday, 31 January 2011 14:30 GMT By Johnny Cullen


SCEI boss Kaz Hirai has said that announcements on pricing and battery life for NGP – PSP’s next-gen successor in everything bar name – will not be made yet due to the device still being in a prototype phase.

He told Impress Watch, however, that the company’s currently aiming at targets which should please consumers either way.

No pricing details were confirmed for the handheld at its unveil last week in Tokyo, although a report claimed that battery life would be somewhere in the region of 4-5 hours.

Hirai said over the weekend that Sony was in talks about bringing digital versions of games previously released on PSP over to NGP.

NGP will release this year in Japan.

Thanks, Andriasang.