When contacted this morning a Sony UK spokesperson told CVG that "We're 100 percent on track for a March release".
yes - but its kind of different this time around. The PS3 was supposed to be with us March this year, so by the time of the UK launch it wil be a year delay. With the PSP, it was supposed to launch in march, but was delayed to September, only 6 months.And wasnt the PSP suppose to launch in March?!
I just cannot understand that, IF the production issues have been sorted out then where are the replenishment stocks for the US and Japan? There seems to be more machines on eBay than Sony have got in retail stores.Hopefully PS3 will launch in March, because according to Sony they have been able to resolve their production issues:
You might be right mate. I just read that acording to a Sony rep, they may currently be producing 100,000 units a week, which makes it difficult to believe that they will be able to ship 1 million by the end of the yearI just cannot understand that, IF the production issues have been sorted out then where are the replenishment stocks for the US and Japan? There seems to be more machines on eBay than Sony have got in retail stores.
I never thought march was possible in the same way that I do not think 6 million machines to retail by the same date is possible given the continuing problems with the Blu-ray diodes and low cell yields.
I would like to see the machine hit just to see which way the multiregion games will work out (will they lock them up once the machine is available in Europe)
Quote from Destructoid website - LinkPS3 production is in full swing. Something like 100,000 units are being pumped out (I think he said weekly). He was very confident they have solved their diode issues.
Sony are shipping at least 30k+ units into Japan weekly. US figures are unknown, but I would imagine they are putting twice that many in (the US being a harder sell than Japan). If you look on AVS, there are regular restocks of units, just in small numbers. I think they are getting up to the 100k weekly quoted.I just cannot understand that, IF the production issues have been sorted out then where are the replenishment stocks for the US and Japan? There seems to be more machines on eBay than Sony have got in retail stores...
Yes, this sounds plausible.I'm pretty sure that Sony will launch the PS3 in March with a big fanfare. The issue I think is going to be the quantity of units available for launch. It would be far easier to launch say 20,000 units in March, sell them all and then let production lag for a few months until all the issues could be ironed out. The alternative (a delay until say September) would be a really stupid mistake - but who knows with Sony's current track record.
The thought of the ebay price in March is terrifying.
But they won't get any real publicity from a second launch - the press isn't going to be very interested in something that has been on the shop shelves for nine months. Even a 'shortage' story would be hard to run because it would just make Sony look incompetent - oh look they can't ship enough of the product they have been mass producing for the last year.It will lauch in March, prob with only a few consoles, (they can't delay it again, or it will be the end) then coming up to christmas there will prob be a mini second launch when they have loads more consoles and to attack the xmas sales.
I dont believe the article myself,
They say the info is from a "source" but they do not mention what credentials this source has... it could be one of their nans for all we know.
anyway, i believe the bottom paraggraph more...