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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 9/8/2006 5:50:34 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
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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