Despite recently saying that the release date of the NGP may be affected in some territories due to the Japanese earthquake, Sony Computer Entertainment America has now reconfirmed that the NGP won't be delayed, and it will release this year in North America.
The news comes from a recent analyst event, which Lazard Capital Markets attended. They released a statement from the event which read: "A 2011 launch for NGP was reconfirmed, although we expect pricing will be unveiled around the E3 conference. We remain somewhat concerned that an initially high price point could limit the market opportunity for NGP, since Sony continues to balance profitability goals with unit sales."
This, of course, doesn't mean anything for Europe. The PlayStation 3, for example, launched quite some time in Europe after the North American release.