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Sony's Ken Kutaragi responds to PS3 manufacturing difficulties

While many have pointed to Ken Kutaragi's arrogance (and Sony in general) in regards to the build up leading to the launch of the PlayStation 3, Sony's president has shown some signs of humility due to recent events. Last week, Sony announced that it was delaying its European launch of the PS3 until March of 2007 and that the US and Japan launch would be limited to 400,000 and 100,000 units respectively.

In response to investors and the PlayStation faithful around the world looking forward to the PS3's launch, Kutaragi had this to say, “If you asked me if Sony’s strength in hardware was in decline, right now I guess I would have to say that might be true.”

There's no way to sugar coat the manufacturing problems associated with producing the blue laser diodes and the low yields of the Cell processor that have plagued the PS3's early production. And one can't overlook Sony's part in the nearly 5 million notebook batteries recalled by both Dell and Apple -- each battery was manufactured by Sony.

The first step to recovery is admitting that you have a problem. We now just have to sit back and see what Sony does to improve its current situation.

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PS3 issues
By SLEEPER5555 on 9/11/2006 12:56:09 PM , Rating: 1
i dont think at this point they can do anything to fix this, it seems like its a ms and nintendo battle this time out. maybe the ps4 will have a chance?


RE: PS3 issues
By Crusader on 9/11/2006 1:01:32 PM , Rating: 5
You dinks need the forced preview. Before the posts were littered with "give me an edit function!"

This isnt a forum. This is commentary.


RE: PS3 issues
By matthias on 9/11/2006 2:42:49 PM , Rating: 5
If anybody needs a forced preview its the Daily Tech writers!

error after error after error!

RE: PS3 issues
By SunAngel on 9/11/06, Rating: -1
RE: PS3 issues
By CheesePoofs on 9/11/06, Rating: -1
RE: PS3 issues
By Samus on 9/11/2006 11:04:20 PM , Rating: 2

RE: PS3 issues
By mindless1 on 9/11/2006 9:21:00 PM , Rating: 2
The obvious is not obvious?
We wanted an edit, not preview, feature.

RE: PS3 issues
By slunkius on 9/12/2006 2:36:00 AM , Rating: 2
speak for yourself, i dont want it :D

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