The day we announced the Next Generation Portable, or NGP, was quite an eventful one. You might have followed the live blog, read the message from SCEA CEO Jack Tretton [Ed: or Andy House, here on the EU blog], seen the topics trending on Twitter (6 out of 10 worldwide at one point!), or read the hands-on impressions.
At the very end of the day, I had a chance to catch up with Kazuo Hirai, President and Group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. While I knew I’d be unable to gather any more details than what was announced earlier in the day, I was curious about the broader aspects of the news: Why announce NGP now? Where does it fit into the PlayStation console life cycle philosophy? How did publishing partners like Epic Games and Activision get involved in the announcement? I hope you enjoy hearing these answers in detail directly from Mr. Hirai.