Jack Tretton, president of Sony Computer Entertainment of America, has suggested in an interview with Blomberg. The disaster in Japan could force the company to stagger releases of the device instead of launching it in more than one region at the same time.
"The new PlayStation Portable, codenamed "NGP" may be introduced in a single region this year instead of starting sales in Asia, Europe or the U.S. in time for the end-of-year holiday shopping season, said Jack Tretton, president of Sony Computer Entertainment of America, citing production problems. He declined to say which region may offer the device first."
Edward Woo, a video-games analyst had this to say: "It raises the bar on the competitive issues that Sony is going to have to hurdle, As it is now, it's already going to be almost eight months behind Nintendo, and a delay could push that to a year."