Oh, So The NGP Won't Be Delayed Because Of Japan's EarthquakeS

Earlier this week, SCEA's Jack Tretton said his company may have to delay the release of its Next Generation Portable. Now his bosses in Japan say, uh, no, that's not true. Everything's fine. For now.

"So far we see no impact from the quake on our launch plan," Sony Computer Entertainment's Satoshi Fukuoka told Nikkei. He even went so far as to say the original Bloomberg report, which quoted Tretton, was "wrong".

Note that while more optimistic than Tretton's original statement, Fukuoka added the disclaimer that Sony "will continue monitoring the situation to assess any possible future impact".

Sony: No Impact Now From Quake On New Portable Game Machine Launch Plan [Nikkei]