Let’s Bet is a new feature where we’ll speculate on future events and see who gets as close to the truth as possible in the form of a contest. From time to time, it’ll only be for fun, but other times we’ll put something in play. This is all for fun’s sake and nothing more.
Specific rules are set for each contest and everyone is welcome to try their shot at it from the comments. And if you beat us to it? I guarantee we’ll have a prize for you!
To participate: Post in the comments or send us a tweet @thesavepoints using the tag #NGPbet.
After years of speculations, Sony revealed yesterday in Japan its official successor to the PSP, the NGP (Next Generation Portable). Now it’s obviously an expensive piece of technology that’s going to cost a fortune to Sony to manufacture. Just the front screen seems to be worth $200+ alone (5 inch OLED capacitive Touchscreen, 16 million colors, 960 × 544 pixels).
Will we have to leave saving our beloved one for another day to buy it? Will we have to sell our clothes? Will Sony get rich over the NGP?
Will it compete with the Nintendo 3DS or will it aim for the iPad/Iphone/Android market?
So let’s play a variation of price is right on this one.
How much do you think each of the Next Generation Portable SKUs will cost?
Since there’s speculations on two different units, one supporting 3G and the other one without 3G, let’s speculate on both prices.
Important: Missing one of the two prices will be taken as speculating the cheaper one will cost $0.
To determine who is the winner, we’ll add up the difference between the guessed price of both SKUs (w/3G, w/o 3G) and whoever has the smallest number wins.
We’re testing waters with this one, so the prize will be on me. (And if I win, no one gets anything!)
Prize for this contest: $30 certificate at the Amazon Online store of your choice (.com, .ca, .uk, etc.)
Note: Entry will end as soon as we’re aware that Sony will announce the price, or whenever they do announce it.
Tie-breaker: We’ll find a way to settle tie-breakers shortly.
Edit: Tie-breakers will go to the earlier entry if it’s out of the staff. If it’s in staff, I’ll split it up. If it’s staff and public, I’ll give it to the earliest public entry and give something too to the winning staff member.
We’re expecting a price announced during the Sony E3 conference (man I wish I could be there again this year, it was pretty cool being there last year), so entries will be taken until June 4 11:59 PM. If that’s not the case, we’ll review the date.
See what bets have been made so far after the jump. Read more…
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