Japan quake may delay release of Sony’s NGP

Sony’s efforts to stay competitive in the handheld gaming space have hit a snag following the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Sony officials say the disasters may delay the release of their NGP handheld, with the system releasing in just one region of the world this year instead of all three. That could give Nintendo and Apple a chance to cement a solid lead in an increasingly competitive space.

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Game companies line up to aid Japan

As recovery efforts continue in Japan after a devastating 8.9 magnitude earthquake and accompanying tsunami, the video game industry is rallying to aid in the relief.

Some publishers are reaching into their own pockets to donate, while others — along with select members of the development community — are leveraging their customer base to raise money.

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