Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has told Kotaku that when the firm finally announces a price for PSP2, “people will say it makes sense.”
Speaking with the site following the reveal of the firm’s NGP today, Yoshida said 3DS’s $250 price tag was “pricier than what Nintendo typically launched their hardware for,” and that while the handhled seemed to be “pretty interesting”, and it feels like a more powerful DS. However, the new Nintendo handheld’s 3D capabilities is not something Sony is looking to implement with PSP2.
“We evaluated the 3DS screens that are available and the costs,” said Yoshida, “and there are lots of trade-offs. This [the NGP] is what we want to do. The portable is a totally different beast. It’s still emerging and in a transitional stage. We are developing a platform to last a long time.”
As far as adding Skype to PSP2, like with the current PSP, Yoshida said Sony would “talk more about these services later.”
Sony plans to start production on NGP later this year.
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