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Sony's NGP May Be Delayed By Japan Quake 51

Posted by Soulskill
from the can-we-blame-the-quake-on-sony's-bad-karma dept.
RedEaredSlider writes "Sony's upcoming portable gaming console, code named NGP, may be latest victim of the ongoing crisis afflicting Japan. Sony America president Jack Tretton told Bloomberg that Sony may stagger the global release of its next portable as the company is hit with disruptions to its production cycle."
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Sony's NGP May Be Delayed By Japan Quake

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  • by ganjadude (952775) on Tuesday April 05, 2011 @04:36PM (#35724310) Homepage
    Is good for the consumer
    • by brkello (642429)

      I think the nicest thing I can say to you is: you are a douche. Sorry, as much as you hate Sony for all their misdeeds, simply not buying their products is the way to go. No need to read or comment on an article for a company you hate. No need to hope for natural disasters or nuclear meltdowns that damage their ability to produce products and kill their employees. Only because this is Slashdot can you say this. If someone said the same about Nintendo being unable to ship 3DS's, you would be modded to o

      • Let's take a step back (this isn't 4chan for god's sake) and realize what the parent MEANT was "any delay in Sony's release cycle is good for the consumer." I highly doubt (even on 4chan) someone would be serious about the earthquake being a good thing BECAUSE it hampers Sony's plan for the NGP.

        If the poster didn't mean that, and at face value, he's praising the devastation as a win/win for the world... then you're correct. But let's not be like every other forum (hah... sorry, I almost got that out withou

    • by kimvette (919543)

      No one has yet posted the obligatory ". . .and nothing of value was lost."

  • Even before the quake, Sony emphasized it wasn't likely to get a global launch. In Japan, where portable gaming has taken over, an NGP launch before the end of the year is critical to keep the 3DS from an insurmountable lead. But elsewhere, where the PSP has done less well, it's not quite as important.

  • Japan has much bigger fish to fry right now, so I can certainly wait a bit longer for a new portable. My old PSP works just fine for now!
    • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

      by Anonymous Coward

      Who are you, and why are you reasonable on the internet?

    • by Hartree (191324)

      "Japan has much bigger fish to fry right now"

      At Chernobyl, fish fry you!

      • by drinkypoo (153816)

        At Chernobyl, fish fry you!

        "Amusingly" that fits Fukushima much better considering it's spewing radioactive water right now.

  • Well things are delayed because their priority is putting a hacker on a stake. Their music division seems to have influenced their gaming division.
    • Exactly! Because a company that relies on the release of electronics and gadgets should put their lawyers to work on the lines to increase productivy! /sarcasm

      Seriously though. How do you think that chasing after geohotz has any real impact on a delay obviously caused by a natural disaster?
      • Lawyers aren't free, y'know. Their fees can pay for a lot of engineers...

        The factory workers make the stuff. The engineers plan the stuff. But the lawyers are just there to do battle with other lawyers. The more there are, the more you need. It's a vicious cycle.

    • by Elranzer (851411)
      Well Sony Computer Entertainment used to be a sub-division of Sony Music, so that makes sense.

      http://scei.co.jp/corporate/history_e.html [scei.co.jp]
    • by Reapman (740286)

      Yes, that makes so much more sense then the Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear disaster causing the delay. Because we know Sony can only afford to launch a product OR sue an individual, not both!

      Or, you know, your blind hatred of a company is making you crazy in the head, impossible to say really.

      • Yes, that makes so much more sense then the Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear disaster causing the delay. Because we know Sony can only afford to launch a product OR sue an individual, not both!

        Or, you know, your blind hatred of a company is making you crazy in the head, impossible to say really.

        Or your blind reading misses sarcasm and humor. I am crazy in the head, but I seriously doubt Sony had anything to do with it.

        • by Reapman (740286)

          Ah well my bad, definitely a WOOSH I missed. However your comment, taken seriously, is not out of line with a lot of what other people say around these parts.

          • Don't sweat it, I got 50% funny and 50% flamebait from the mods. Looks like I need to start using tags =D
  • by Anonymous Coward

    all these posts show that normal slashdotter is a motherfucker....
    anything that hurts sony is meant to be celebrated??? including tsunami, nuke reactors falling out, earthquakes.... for shame fuckers

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