Rumor: $100 Price Gap Between The Two NGP Models
We know a lot about the NGP (Next Generation Portable), but we're missing two key factoids: date and price.
As for the latter, it gets a little more complicated because two versions of the slick new portable unit are expected: one with 3G and one without. Of course, this means we'll see two different price tags as well, so what might the cost difference be...? Well, according to a survey conducted by research firm Toluna and apparently sponsored by Ubisoft, the price of the 3G model is known: $350. In part of the survey, it says "the retail price of the Sony NGP is expected to be around $350," and then it asks how likely you would be to make the purchase. To clarify, that price is for the 3G model, because the survey moves on to ask about the lesser version, which will apparently be priced at $250. Therefore, if accurate, we're looking at a $100 difference between the 3G and non-3G NGP...is that too much?
Do you even care about 3G functionality? Or are you just going to rely on your cell phone for that? Bear in mind that none of this has been confirmed, as Sony has yet to issue an official price announcement. It's just interesting to talk about.
3/16/2011 9:56:22 AM Ben Dutka