Sunday, February 19, 2006

Sony to delay launch of Playstation 3?

Sony’s next-generation PlayStation 3 video game console might not appear in key markets this year and could cost the electronics giant $900 per unit to produce initially.

Merrill Lynch analysts are suggesting that the Japan launch may move from this Spring to the Autumn and the all important US launch may be delayd until next year.

And to make matters even worse Sony may have to dribble machines out slower than expected to spread losses they are expected to incur in shipping each console.

Microsoft may be handed a considerable advantage in getting ahead with sales of their new Xbox 360. The Playstation 3 looks so good people may be willing to wait - but not 6-12 months - surely.

And my son is craving his. Come on Sony - get your act together. Or is Merrill Lynch wrong in which case they need to get their act together. I guess we'll find out whose the real donkey soon enough.

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