Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
arrowPress Releases
April 23, 2014
PR Newswire
View All





If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM TechWeb sites:


Sony: Japanese Earthquake Has 'No Impact' On NGP Launch Plans
Sony: Japanese Earthquake Has 'No Impact' On NGP Launch Plans
April 6, 2011 | By Kyle Orland

April 6, 2011 | By Kyle Orland
Comments
    1 comments
More: Console/PC, Business/Marketing



A spokesman for Sony Computer Entertainment Japan has refuted a reported remark by SCEA president Jack Tretton that stated the recent major Japanese earthquake might delay the launch of the code-named Next Generation Portable in some regions.

"So far we see no impact from the quake on our launch plan," SCEJ spokesman Satoshi Fukuoka told the Nikkei news agency, though he added that the company is continuing to monitor the situation.

Calling Bloomberg's report on Tretton's statement "wrong," Fukuoka said the plan to roll the system out in staggered regional launches starting in late 2011 has not changed since the system was first unveiled in January.

Bloomberg reported that Tretton referred to the earthquake as potentially "the straw that says ‘maybe we get to just one market by the end of the year.’” He had earlier stated that the initially announced holiday 2011 launch plans were "ambiguous for a reason."


Related Jobs

Turbine Inc.
Turbine Inc. — Needham, Massachusetts, United States
[04.23.14]

Director, Analytics Platform Development
Linden Lab
Linden Lab — San Francisco, California, United States
[04.23.14]

Sr. Front-end Web Developer
Linden Lab
Linden Lab — San Francisco, California, United States
[04.23.14]

Sr. Software Engineer, Back-end
Linden Lab
Linden Lab — San Francisco, California, United States
[04.23.14]

Lead Engineer










Comments


Leon T
profile image
Yeah that is what I thought. Sony said it may not launch in every region this year way before the quake.


none
 
Comment: