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Thread: Sony Responds To PS3 Delay Rumors

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    Sony has finally reacted to the reports by various analysts, including the prestigious Merrill Lynch, suggesting that the company would delay its planned spring launch for the Playstation 3 console.

    Sony Computer Entertainment spokesperson Kei Sakaguchi has gone on record to say that the console will make its spring launch and will not be delayed until fall in Japan and 2007 in the U.S. as Merrill Lynch's Joe Osha had claimed. Mr. Sakaguchi's statement however, made it clear that Sony only has the spring launch target for Japan and not other territories. The comments, made during a Tokyo event, would have been enough to quell the current barrage of rumors regarding the PS3 delay had the BBC and Reuters not mentioned comments by an unnamed Sony spokeswoman which seem to contradict Sakaguchi-san.

    The two news organizations claim that the Sony spokeswoman agreed that a spring launch was the plan but also stated that some technical issues and specifications such as those for Blu-Ray could push the launch back. We're waiting for them until the last possible minute, but the launch could be pushed back if they're not decided soon... claims the source.

    Whether the BBC and Reuters have their story right or not, the spring launch mentioned by Sakaguchi-san does seem unlikely in the light of the total absence of any marketing campaign and pricing announcements. The lack of a playable PS3 console at the Taipei show last week also suggests that if a launch is indeed planned for spring in Japan it will most likely be a very exclusive one with few units and a basic launch lineup. Such a move might alienate Sony's fans and is unlikely to make any form of dent on Microsoft's sales lead, over its rival, in the next-generation console market.

    We can make few assumptions until we hear further comments from Sony however, as the need to have some definite PS3 details by the GDC in March is now becoming urgent.
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    Whens it come out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linkin Park
    Whens it come out?
    Are you blind?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Linkin Park
    Whens it come out?
    Spring

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    what about them saying it will cost $900... lol

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    $800 - $900 is probably about right, but that's what it'll cost Sony to make. It'll likely cost you a fair bit less in the shops.

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    People who buy that are just out of their fuckin minds lol.

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    screw that, no system is worth $800, it better double as a computer and play those games as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skillian
    $800 - $900 is probably about right, but that's what it'll cost Sony to make. It'll likely cost you a fair bit less in the shops.
    right but then it'll be in short supply and people will run out & buy as many as they can in order to make the shortage even worse and sell them for $800-$900 each on EBAAAAAYYYYYYYY. i.e. what happened when PS2 launched and X360 launched.
    According to eBay president and CEO Meg Whitman, a staggering 40,000 Xbox 360 consoles have been sold on eBay.

    As reported by Dow Jones last night based upon a presentation at the CSFB Annual Technology Conference, the 40,000 unit figure has left pundits flabbergasted. If launch supply estimates from American Technology Research are accurate, that would mean that 10% of all Xbox 360 consoles sold in the US were either sold or resold through eBay.
    the future of console launches: an empty shop with a sign on the shelf. the sign reads "congratulations, you've won a prize! the prize is this: the opportunity to go buy your console on eBay from the guys who got here before you."
    Last edited by 3RA1N1AC; 02-25-2006 at 09:51 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skillian
    $800 - $900 is probably about right, but that's what it'll cost Sony to make.
    No.Thats how much it would cost for you to make a PS3.Sony buys the parts for a lot less then individual people.

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