News
 

Bookmark and Share

(3) 

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., the No. 1 maker of game consoles, said it may not deliver the planned amount of the PlayStation 3 (PS3) gaming consoles by the year end and by March, 2007. The company seems to still blame limited amount of Blu-ray disc components for its problems.

Sony earlier said it would only be able to ship 400 thousand of PlayStation 3 game consoles to the U.S. and 100 thousand to Japan for the launch in November, 2006. During the whole calendar year 2006 the company aims to distribute, according to news reports, two million new-generation consoles, two times less than anticipated. But the company does not seem to be sure it would meet its “targets”.

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

Sony already blamed poor Blu-ray laser output for inability to supply sufficient amount of PlayStation 3 consoles in November, but the firm hoped to more or less resolve the issues later during the year and achieve the goal of shipping 6 million PS3s by March. However, it now transpires that the company is incapable of doing so, even though the firm does announces its “shipments targets”.

In addition, only Asustek Computer is expected to be the major assembler of the PlayStation 3 in Q4 2007, while with Foxconn Electronics will only ship PS3s to Sony starting from February and March 2007, according to the Chinese-language Apple Daily cited by DigiTimes web-site.

Besides the ability to ship a sufficient amount of consoles, it is also unclear how the insufficient yield will affect the building costs of the console, which are already very high.

Discussion

Comments currently: 3
Discussion started: 10/26/06 07:05:30 AM
Latest comment: 10/30/06 07:15:34 PM

Add your Comment




Related news

Latest News

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

6:11 am | Apple Teams Up with IBM to Make iPhone and iPad Ultimate Tools for Businesses and Enterprises. IBM to Sell Business-Optimized iPhone and iPad Devices

Monday, July 14, 2014

6:01 am | IBM to Invest $3 Billion In Research of Next-Gen Chips, Process Technologies. IBM to Fund Development of 7nm and Below Process Technologies, Help to Create Post-Silicon Future

5:58 am | Intel Postpones Launch of High-End “Broadwell-K” Processors to July – September, 2015. High-End Core i “Broadwell” Processors Scheduled to Arrive in Q3 2015

5:50 am | Intel Delays Introduction of Core M “Broadwell” Processors Further. Low-Power Broadwell Chips Due in Late 2014

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

4:04 pm | Intel Readies New Quark “Dublin Bay” Microprocessors. Intel’s “Dublin Bay” Chips Due in 2015