Japanese earthquake not holding back NGP release after all

Contrary to SCEA president Jack Tretton’s earlier comments, the Japanese earthquake and tsunami are not holding back the release of Sony’s NGP, it’s been revealed.

Sony Japan rep Satoshi Fukuoka recently explained to Wall Street Journal that Tretton’s claims were “wrong”. He said: “So far we see no impact from the quake on our launch plan.”

Admittedly that launch plan explains that the company is still considering releasing the handheld in only one region this year. We’re expecting to find out for sure at this year’s E3.

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