by Anton Shilov
11/16/2006 | 04:04 AM
GameStop, a leading
The company said in a statement that it “will host midnight launch events at hundreds of its U.S. GameStop and EB Games stores beginning at 12:01 a.m. on November 17, 2006, to celebrate the launch of Sony’s much-anticipated PlayStation 3 (PS3).” But not everyone will be able to obtain the desired game console on the first day, as Sony Computer Entertainment America may have cut the amount of units to be available on the 17th by 50%.
“Due to exceptional demand, PS3 computer entertainment systems will only be available for purchase to customers who have received confirmation of delivery by GameStop or EB Games,” the statement reads.
An analyst said on Tuesday that Sony had reduced the amount of the PS3 consoles to be available at launch in the
In order to release the PlayStation 3 console in mid-November in
Sony blames poor Blu-ray disc laser yields for lower than expected PlayStation 3 shipment numbers and delayed releases.
Sony PlayStation 3 console is based on the Cell processor developed by IBM, Sony and Toshiba, the RSX graphics chip by Nvidia Corp. and will be equipped with Blu-ray optical disk drive, a hardware part, which is merely available today.