MaxPower October 20th, 2006

Another day another PS3 delay…

Oct. 20 (Bloomberg) – Sony Corp., which slashed its profit forecast yesterday, said it may not reach this year’s shipment target for the PlayStation 3 game console because of a parts shortage in the Blu-ray high-definition disc drive.

Sony plans to ship two million PlayStation 3 players this year to the U.S. and Japan, and six million worldwide by March. The Tokyo-based company said yesterday annual profit would fall 39 percent to its lowest in five years on price cuts of the console in Japan and a recall of 9.6 million computer batteries.

The honest answer is it’s more of a target” for PlayStation 3 shipments, Jack Tretton, co-chairman of Sony Computer Entertainment America, said yesterday in an interview. Clearly we’ve had production issues.”

Oh I see, more of a target.

The company said at the time it couldn’t make enough blue diode lasers, the key components of the Blu-ray player.

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  • D4V

    Dunno about you guys.. But I’m pretty burnt out from all the PS3 happenings.. I just don’t really care anymore. Just release the system already! :@

  • This from a guy who said Sony was going to surprise launch the system in 04 :P

    Agreed – get it out on the market already.

  • I’m with D4V. I don’t even care anymore. Not that I did much in the first place… HA!