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Sony's Ken Kutaragi
Sony revises its PS3 launch schedule

Well, here's some rather interesting news from the Sony camp. Sony has originally planned on a November 17 global launch for the PlayStation 3, but those plans have been completely hosed. It is now reported that Sony will delay the launch of the PS3 in Europe until March of 2007. To make matters even worse, Sony is only going to make available 500,000 total units split between the United States (400,000) on November 17 and Japan (100,000) on November 11.

"We decided to focus on the Japanese and U.S. markets. I am so sorry not to be able to answer to all the expectations," said Sony CEO Ken Kutaragi. Problems with manufacturing blue laser diodes are putting a serious strain on PS3 production and are part of the reason for the delay and low launch numbers. Kutaragi went on to say “We've been working hard to try to tackle the problem, but we see the delay is inevitable."

Mass production of Sony's Cell processor isn't even expected to start until the end of this month according to Kutaragi. And as a result of this production snag, Sony has revised its shipping estimates from 4 million units at the end of 2006 to just 2 million. Bottom line: if you thought you were going to have trouble getting a PS3 this year, your chances just got much worse.

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Wrong numbers on units shipped.
By edpsx on 9/7/2006 9:27:54 AM , Rating: 2
According to a certain "Gaming Store chain" newsletter, it will only be 400k units in the US limiting 2 PS3's per store, not the 500k as said in the article. So start standing in line now or you probably wont get one.

By static1117 on 9/7/2006 3:06:22 PM , Rating: 2
Actually I dont work for Sony, and I think its you who should leave. Be constructive or get lost.

The only thing that bugs me about this whole thing is Sony overpromised on what it could do. But what do i care? Im not looking to get into any games for ps3 until the new MGS is out, ill be fine playin NFL 2k3 and SOTN alont with FF7 until its out.

Another point, did you see that IBM is using 16000 cell cpus for their latest supercomputer? Ill take more ps3's please.

RE: Wrong numbers on units shipped.
By edpsx on 9/7/2006 5:19:29 PM , Rating: 2
That should have read 300k for the US as in 400k total shipped in November. And no I wont get lost get your damn facts straight.

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