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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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RE: big deal
By NullSubroutine on 9/7/2006 6:34:58 PM , Rating: 2
No, I actually think you dont understand what the person is hoping for in both circumstances. Noone roots for greedy business, they are rooting for a good product.

You want to see a good football game yes? You want to be entertained yes? Why would you not want the same thing in another product (if in theory you want it)?

The fact is some people get excited over a launch of a new product, doesnt matter if its a new console or new sports team. I just dont see how you can sit there and judge another person for being excited over one type of product, but are stupid for doing so in another.

RE: big deal
By CKDragon on 9/7/2006 11:58:01 PM , Rating: 2
If people were actually excited purely over the product, then you would absolutely have a point.

But I know that you are incorrect in saying that people are just rooting for the product. Take a closer notice of the context of the flamewars between AMD/Intel fans, nVidia/ATI, MS/Sony/Nintendo fans. Simply take a look at this thread, people are happily gloating that a product from company X will be more popular than company Y.

If it truly was as you see it, that everyone is just hoping for a good entertainment product, then why would people clearly be HOPING that competitive products fail? They wouldn't be, they would be hoping that ALL the processors / video cards / consoles were good. Isn't that obvious?

Strangely, loyalties for the most part are NOT rooted in a product by product basis. What we experience on these forums and many others like it are people who clearly want one COMPANY to do better than another.

Would you continue to believe there is no clear difference between rooting for a sports team (obviously designed for a competitive, entertaining atmosphere) and a corporation (whose only competition is with other corporations to see which millionaires/billionaires get to line their pockets further)?

RE: big deal
By NullSubroutine on 9/8/2006 5:50:34 AM , Rating: 2
No matter how much everyone hates Sony you have to be a little disapointed. It really have the potental to be something great.

He was talking about a product. But, yah, I must have totally imagined people who are/were excited about the product. Since this is only one person, not people, I absolutely have no point.

RE: big deal
By CKDragon on 9/8/2006 8:39:33 AM , Rating: 2
I'm not sure if you realized it, but the post that you quoted wasn't in the same thread as our discussion. The actual OP of this line of discussion was very obviously a company-loyalist (you can see that if you change the option to see all posts).

But anyway, would it please you if I admitted that 100% of the people in the thread are simply company-loyalists? Fine, have your point. I never said that there was no one who wanted them all to succeed. Hell, I'd be eliminating myself if I did that.

But if yours was actually the prevailing viewpoint in most of these forum participants (that people are simply hoping for the best product to be entertained), then you wouldn't clearly have so many people wanting one company's product to beat up another company's product. And yes, a consumer hoping for one company to dominate the market is, as I attempted to light-heartedly put it, "EFFING STUPID".

You can't just quote the minority and believe that the exception proves the rule.

RE: big deal
By NullSubroutine on 9/8/2006 11:59:52 PM , Rating: 2
I agree with your statment, but with the first part. The quote in my previous response was from this thread. This is how it went.

He said what I quoted. Someone responded by calling him a fanboy. Someone responded to him saying coming from a guy with the name hokie (vt or something). Then someone commented about that there is a difference between sports and greedy business, then thats where i first put my response, no there really isnt all that big of a difference.

I was merely trying to defend the first guy who clearly stated he just wanted a good product and was let down.

Man I'm tired...

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