Sony has revealed that the impressive specifications for its PSP successor could have been even more astounding if price wasn't an issue. The NGP apparently had a few more tricks up its sleeve, but they were nipped in the bud to keep the system affordable.
"I can't talk about a definitive price at this stage. But since the very beginning we had a target in mind. So, when considering various features, we always had our price range in mind," said SCE Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida. "There were elements that we found pretty cool, but had to set aside to remain on target. It's a big lesson we learnt from the PS3. There's no point putting everything you want into a device and doing the math later. We always had the price and consumer in mind. We had to sell something that people could buy."
Of course, this doesn't stop Sony from reinstating those features a year after launch so that a new super-turbo model can be sold at an inflated price. Did I do handheld gaming right?
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