Japanese earthquake may have set back NGP release

The tragic earthquake in Japan last month certainly impacted the gaming industry a fair amount, with many online games from the region shutting down servers. Sony could well be seeing the biggest setback though, as the NGP may have to be delayed back into 2012.

Sony Computer Entertainment America’s Jack Tretton has revealed news that the handheld may only see release in one territory this year as a result. He said: “It may be the straw that says ‘maybe we get to just one market by the end of the year.'”

Sony have never outright said that the NGP would release worldwide this year, though whispers and speculation have pointed towards Europe getting the device first. We’re expecting more details at E3, which is a little over two months away.

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