While there are far more important things to consider with the Japan earthquake and nuclear disaster, we are a gaming site, and when things effect gaming, we talk about ’em. Case in point: The NGP. Speaking to Bloomberg, SCEA president Jack Tretton stated that the 2011 NGP launch could likely be restricted to one region, leaving the rest of the world out. The original plan was to have it out in at least one, although that seems to be a little more concrete now.
The damage from the mid-March quake resulted in a slowing down withing Sony’s production factories (amongst a staggering toll in other areas as well). Tretton stated the flipside, which is a delay that will allow developers more time to work on their launch titles and refine them… unlike some other console’s launch games.