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Sony aims to match PSP sales with new handheld console

Sony aims to match PSP sales with new handheld console 3 February 2011 15:24:26

The initial goal for Sony's new handheld console, the NGP, is to match the sales of its predecessor, the PSP, the manufacturer has said.

In an interview with the official PlayStation blog, chief executive of Sony Computer Entertainment Kaz Hirai said that the NGP, which has also been dubbed the PSP2, certainly has the ability to match and even surpass sales of the PSP.

"One of the things we want to accomplish with the NGP is match - number one - the install base that we have on PSP worldwide," he commented.

The NGP, which stands for next generation portable, comes with a range of technological advancements compared to the PSP, including touch screen and 3G internet connection.

And Hirai believes this, combined with an effort to work with worldwide studios and third party publishing partners, will help drive sales beyond those seen for the PSP.

"That … is a really strong combination to really match the install base we have for PSP and certainly go beyond that as well."ADNFCR-2752-ID-800383913-ADNFCR

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