Thursday, November 02, 2006
Sony Falls Behind Japanese Shipment Targets.
Sony has failed to meet its stated shipment figures for PlayStation 3’s launch in Japan by 20,000 units.
The company had previously committed to ship 100,000 consoles for the November 11th launch. But according to a report in Japanese financial paper Nikkei Keizai Shimbun, that figure has now been cut by 20 per cent.
The newspaper reports that component shortages are to blame. The console’s launch was delayed in Europe because of a lack of blue laser diodes, part of the PS3’s Blu-Ray player.
PS3 will launch in North America on November 17th and in Europe during March next year.