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NGP could be delayed

Sony has stated that the manufacturing disruption caused by the fallout of last month’s earthquake and tsunami last month could force it to alter its NGP launch plans. This could include the delaying of the launch in some regions. Bloomberg quotes SCEA president Jack Treet as saying that the disaster …

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THQ "has plans" for NGP

It might not have any games pencilled in for the launch of Sony’s PSP successor the NGP, but THQ has told MCV that it does plan to support the machine a little further down the line. "We do have plans, but we just haven’t announced anything yet," president and CEO …

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Ngmoco: Sony hardware ‘in trouble’

The founder of mobile gaming outfit ngmoco has suggested that Sony’s position in the hardware space is weak in contrast to its contemporaries Microsoft and Nintendo. Speaking to IndustryGamers, Neil Young said he believed Sony is ‘in trouble’ insofar as console platforms are concerned, and pointed to Microsoft as the …

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Dev budgets have ‘tripled’ on 3DS and NGP

The arrival of two new handheld platforms will bring high-end mobile technologies to the market, but also a significant increase in project budgets, according to developers working in the field. One studio head told Develop that 3DS launch titles clearly have budgets two-to-three times what typical DS games have seen …

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The portable revolution

Both Sony and Nintendo have hit back with new platforms to take on iOS, but what does 3DS and NGP mean for game developers?

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NGP to hit Europe this year?

Forget what you’ve heard about Japan getting it first – third party licensees insist that NGP will arrive in Europe this year. Sources have told MCV that development deadlines have been set to ensure key Western releases are finished before the end of the summer for deployment in the autumn. …

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Mark Rein champions console-like NGP

Epic Games’ chief Mark Rein says the NGP will offer a ridiculously compelling” console experience to gamers. Speaking to Eurogamer at GDC, he claimed the addition of dual analogue sticks will boost the PSP successor’s appeal to shooter fans and encourage people to play it for longer periods of time. …

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OPINION: Retail and the handheld revolution

With 3DS just weeks away, NGP on the horizon, and continued growth in iPad and mobile, 2011 is shaping up to be a transformative year for portable games. But that means retailers will have to face up to some tough facts of life. These platforms are proving to be the …

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