You could hear the murmur among the attendees at Sony’s press conference.  “The NGP is going to be $400.”  “Nah, it’s gonna be $450.” “Ken Kutaragi is going to give birth to another bad Sony meme.” And then we got slammed in the face with a bottom-tier $250 price tag. Maybe Sony actually learned something with their $600 PS3 fumble. Despite the unfortunate “Vita” nomenclature, the relatively low $250 cover charge is going to ensure strong initial sales. Good work, Sony. 

For a change.

Oh, except for the partnering-with-AT&T-for-the-3G-version thing. That's pure Sony.