According to the Nikkei
Keizai Shimbun, Sony is still having problems with component shortages on
its PlayStation 3 console. So instead of having 100,000 units on hand for the
Japanese launch of the PS3 on November 11, Sony will instead provide 80,000
There was no mention of what specific components were
causing the launch numbers to be cut back, but Sony has previously had trouble manufacturing
the blue laser diodes used in the Blu-ray drive. IGN reports:
The lack of digits in
that number is even more staggering when you consider that the PS2 sold out of
nearly a million units when it launched back in March of 2000. Having lived
through a few weeks of attempting to obtain a PS3 pre-order, we're not too
surprised by the lowered shipping numbers. Allocations disappeared quickly at
online retailers that were brave enough to start pre-order programs.
Sony announced back in early September that it would be delaying the European
launch of the PS3 until March 2007 due to component shortages. At the time,
it was projected that the United States would get 400,000 and 100,000 units
Despite this recent development, there was no news as to
whether US launch numbers would also take a dive.
quote: They are using older technology that is easier to manufacture and costs less, not only that, but they gain profit from every machine they sell (about 5-10 USD or so), the Wii is cheap to make, as such it wouldn't be a problem to make a lot more than you expect if you have the cash to do it.
quote: Please stop pointing out everyone's spelling mistakes and whatnot and I will stop pointing yours out as it wastes ALL of our time. :)