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Rumour – NGP releasing on November 11 in Europe

Thursday, 10th March 2011 09:43 GMT By Johnny Cullen

MCV‘s reporting that NGP is to release in Europe on November 11.

The handheld, formally announced at the end of January, has only been confirmed so far for a Japanese release this holiday, with a launch elsewhere unlikely according to SCEA boss Jack Tretton.

But the site reports that deadlines on development for games have now been set for before the end of the summer for a release this autumn.

If true, the release of PSP’s next-gen successor will seemingly be Sony’s first simultaneous games hardware launch worldwide.

It would also put it a week-and-a-half after the US launch of Sony’s big software bet for this year, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception for PS3.

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15 Comments

  1. Patrick Garratt

    Hmm.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. StolenGlory

    This completely flies in the face of the company line, but I guess we’ll see.

    I just don’t see it panning out however. A simultaneous worldwide launch would be a logistical clusterfuck nightmare.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. J.L

    Launching on Armistice Day in Europe? Bit contentious.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. FabioPal

    My birthday will be a busy one this year!

    Skyrim and NGP… uhm… ;)

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Joe Anderson

    Will believe it when I see it.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Blerk

    That sounds kind of ‘soon’.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Moonwalker1982

    Nah this is nonsense, and i won’t buy one right away anyway. As impressive at the thing is, i wonder if i really want to play PS3 games on a handheld, i rather turn on my plasma, my consoles and play.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. mojo

    u have a plasma at work?
    kidding :D

    ill go with #1

    edit:
    on the other hand: The thing with the deadlines goes well with the yesterdays news that uk studios got revisited in terms of projects. Looks like they are now helping to achieve those deadlines?!

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Panou

    OMG, same day as Skyrim, and just 10 days after Uncharted 3… November just killed me.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Lounds

    I bought PSP on launch date in UK Sep 2005, So I will probably get this, kinda bored on my itouch 4th gen.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. spiderLAW

    If this is so….fuck me.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. fatwallet

    I so hope this is true, i don’t think Sony can afford to release the NGP in 2012 for Europe, it needs to take the fight to Ninentdo and kick its ass!!!

    #12 4 years ago
  13. 2plus2equals5

    I hope this will be true:)

    The edit button! Yeah! XD

    #13 4 years ago
  14. theevilaires

    @1 I think you should fire him too for making rumored BS news :P

    Back to the (rumored) topic….If it had said Japan I would believe it…. but Europe……Fuggetaboutit!

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Lounds

    it costs to get shit to europe for some reason, shame I would really like this for xmas.

    #15 4 years ago

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