|QUOTE (Reconite @ Jan 27 2011, 18:09)|
Why can't it? The PS3 is six year old hardware, this is brand new, has a f*ck-load of power that rivals their own home console, has a bunch of extra features AND most importantly: it's portable. If anything it's very likely to have a higher price than a PS3.
Remember 599 US DOLLARS for the PS3? Well that price was PS3 being produced at a loss (before they cut it down even more), though Sony have said they will produce NGP at a loss too it could be anything from $400-$700. I have no idea why people expect it to be cheap, look at the power of the damn thing, and look at Sony's history with pricing of their consoles and handhelds.
I expect a 2 hour battery life from this beast.
PS3 is six year old hardware yet the NGP is still weaker than it (but very close, mind). It would be suicide for them to price this more than the PS3 for something that is weaker than six year old technology. Technology in general is getting cheaper and cheaper these days an sdlapping a high price tag on this will not win anybody over. In fairness they'll probably come out with a slim version of this a few months after and reduce the price, as usually expected with these devices nowadays.
How powerful is this handheld, really? They didn't even tell us the clocks on the processor it uses, and what the f*ck is that GPU? Does it have PS1, PS2 and PSP compatibility? Will the touch screen actually be great fun to use or a failed gimmick? So many questions still to be answered.