NGP digital downloads will be available same day as retail

NGP digital downloads will be available same day as retail
Sony Europe president Andrew House has said today that digital downloads of upcoming NGP games will be available the same day as their retail counterparts, which are available on a type of flash media.

All games will be available as digital downloads, and House even admits that some games will only be digital, with no physical version.



Says the president (via electronista):

One thing we learnt from PSP, is that we want to have simultaneous delivery in digital and physical for NGP. Just to clarify that, all games that appear physically will be made available digitally. Not necessarily all games have to be made available physically. And having the option of a digital-only method affords more creative risk-taking, and thatís because you donít-have that in-built risk of physical inventory.


House expects NGP gaming will move to a tiered structure, where larger, "premium" games will still command higher prices but other, smaller titles will be available for download only, at a cheaper price point.

For controls, the handheld adds dual micro-analog sticks, giving gamers a feature they begged for on the original PSP.

The device has a massive 5-inch multi-touch OLED screen with 960◊544 resolution, a multi-touch panel on the back and will run on a quad-core ARM cortex processor.

Sony has added tilt-sensitive SIXAXIS controls, standard and front-side cameras, GPS, an electric compass, Wi-Fi and 3G support, and access to Android gaming.

The NGP is expected to sell for $300, $50 more than the rival Nintendo 3DS.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 21 Mar 2011 18:55
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  • 14 comments
  • xblade132

    physical or digital, it doesnt matter to me. day one purchase right here

    21.3.2011 19:02 #1

  • ZippyDSM

    Nice, I'd like to see all the PSP stuff on the PSN on it ASAP. (would like the PS3 to run PSP/PSP2 stuff as well but that is a pipe dream....)

    Until lobbying is a hanging offense I choose anarchy!
    Ah modern gaming its like modern film only the watering down of fiction and characters is replaced with shallow and watered down mechanics, gimmicks and shiny-er "people".
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    21.3.2011 19:10 #2

  • ROMaster2

    I bet somewhere in their Terms and Service it says they have the right to take their games back at anytime; that's my biggest beef with digital only.

    21.3.2011 19:11 #3

  • shortybob

    Hopefully by the time this comes out nobody will be buying Sony's stuff anymore.

    21.3.2011 19:15 #4

  • KillerBug

    Originally posted by xblade132: physical or digital, it doesnt matter to me. day one purchase right here It is a very neat device, and if sony had not picked so many fights with me recently, I would probably be in line the night before like some kind of apple fan or something...but I can't change the past, and sony won't change their ways. They are always trying to find new ways to screw over their customers, and this device seems to have plenty of customer-screwing capabilities.


    21.3.2011 23:29 #5

  • elbald90

    it looks good and as soon as its hacked i will buy one

    22.3.2011 04:36 #6

  • Oner

    Originally posted by ZippyDSM: Nice, I'd like to see all the PSP stuff on the PSN on it ASAP. (would like the PS3 to run PSP/PSP2 stuff as well but that is a pipe dream.) With all the talk/rumors of the NGP being able to play PS3/PSN games (or vice versa) your dream might just come true. Add in the newest addition to PS+ (Cloud GameSaves) to the mix and it might actually be possible to truly have a cross over console/mobile platform that works seamlessly with each other.

    22.3.2011 12:13 #7

  • white boy (unverified)

    Originally posted by ROMaster2: I bet somewhere in their Terms and Service it says they have the right to take their games back at anytime; that's my biggest beef with digital only. so like i can download a ton of games and then sony can just take them all back?

    27.3.2011 17:19 #8

  • white boy (unverified)

    Originally posted by Oner: Originally posted by ZippyDSM: Nice, I'd like to see all the PSP stuff on the PSN on it ASAP. (would like the PS3 to run PSP/PSP2 stuff as well but that is a pipe dream.) With all the talk/rumors of the NGP being able to play PS3/PSN games (or vice versa) your dream might just come true. Add in the newest addition to PS+ (Cloud GameSaves) to the mix and it might actually be possible to truly have a cross over console/mobile platform that works seamlessly with each other. they already announced that there will be a new call of duty modern warfare 3 and it will be for both the ps3 and ngp/psp2

    27.3.2011 17:22 #9

  • white boy (unverified)

    Originally posted by KillerBug: Originally posted by xblade132: physical or digital, it doesnt matter to me. day one purchase right here It is a very neat device, and if sony had not picked so many fights with me recently, I would probably be in line the night before like some kind of apple fan or something...but I can't change the past, and sony won't change their ways. They are always trying to find new ways to screw over their customers, and this device seems to have plenty of customer-screwing capabilities. what did sony do to you that was so bad?

    27.3.2011 17:25 #10

  • ROMaster2

    Originally posted by white boy: so like i can download a ton of games and then sony can just take them all back?
    That's kind of the idea. You can buy all the games you want, but if they feel like it or don't like you, they can simply block your account from your legally purchased games.
    Great huh? Look at Steam...

    28.3.2011 01:53 #11

  • Jose Blozay (unverified)

    Wow. How often is Sony "taking back" digital products? I've been buying digital since day one on PS3 and have NEVER had a problem. Also, I've got four PSP's and have only had to buy a game once and have been able to copy them over to all four PSP's at no additional cost! So as far as I'm concerned, Sony has been very generous with their digital products.

    28.3.2011 13:54 #12

  • Oner

    Originally posted by white boy: Originally posted by Oner: Originally posted by ZippyDSM: Nice, I'd like to see all the PSP stuff on the PSN on it ASAP. (would like the PS3 to run PSP/PSP2 stuff as well but that is a pipe dream.) With all the talk/rumors of the NGP being able to play PS3/PSN games (or vice versa) your dream might just come true. Add in the newest addition to PS+ (Cloud GameSaves) to the mix and it might actually be possible to truly have a cross over console/mobile platform that works seamlessly with each other. they already announced that there will be a new call of duty modern warfare 3 and it will be for both the ps3 and ngp/psp2
    Been hearing a little from Kojima as well about NGP/PS3 inter-playability.

    28.3.2011 15:52 #13

  • Gnawnivek

    Yep, same thing here, digital or physical discs, don't care, day one purchase for me :) That thing is slick, if you want the closest console experience with portability, this is it!

    29.3.2011 14:03 #14

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