Recently we were led to believe that due to the catastrophic blow Japan had recently received, its plans for the NGP's initial release were brought down to a far smaller opening market. To our delight, it seems that SCEJ is still pushing forward with the NGP release dates on time. It is great to know that Japan is still going strong and keeping promises it made despite its forced predictament. Sony seems to really want to keep the momentum and hype of the NGP intact to secure a strong foothold in the handheld gaming market. With Nintendo unaffected by the earthquake and tsunami double team, Sony is smart to keep on schedule and not get behind on the new portable's release.