The massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami that damaged Japan’s infrastructure may have consequences for Sony’s NGP. With factories still under repair and lack of component parts, the worldwide roll-out of the NGP may be staggered.

“It raises the bar on the competitive issues that Sony is going to have to hurdle,” said Edward Woo, video-games analyst at Wedbush Securities. “As it is now, it s already going to be almost eight months behind Nintendo, and a delay could push that to a year.”

“It may be the straw that says maybe we get to just one market by the end of the year,” said Jack Tretton, president of Sony Computer Entertainment of America.

Source: Bloomberg