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Jesse Divnich, vice president of analyst services at Electronic Entertainment Design and Research, tries to put a price on the Sony NGP and rates its chances.
Speaking with GamesIndustry.biz, Divnich thinks the unit be between $300 to $350 and dubs it a "serious threat to all forms of portable entertainment."
"After seeing the specs today," explained Divnich, "if the NGP can't succeed, it is clear that the portable gaming landscape has forever changed. The future of portable entertainment is in the hands of Sony."
We've heard rumors that it could be as much as $400, but Sony Europe boss Andrew House told Eurogamer that the unit would be "affordable."
"I can't put a ballpark on it in terms of figures," he said, "but what I would say is that we will shoot for an affordable price that's appropriate for the handheld gaming space."
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