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EA predicts PS3 shortages for North America

Electronic Arts CFO Warren Jenson has warned that PlayStation 3 units will be hard to get hold of in the US this Christmas following the console's launch on November 17.

In a conference call Jenson said, "We're thinking that with PlayStation 3 in North America, the [shipment] range is probably 500,000 to 800,000." Sony has previously stated it plans to ship 2 million consoles to the US and Japan by the end of the year.

Jenson observed that the middle of EA's predicted range is "approximately what Microsoft sold last year on the Xbox 360" - adding, "I think from a consumer standpoint, it's probably going to be as challenging to find a PlayStation 3 this year as it was to find an Xbox 360 last year."

EA also predicted that between 900,000 and 1.4 million Nintendo Wii units will have shipped in North America by the end of 2006. The publishing giant put the figure for Europe at between 200,000 and 900,000 units

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Aflac4039d ago

"I think from a consumer standpoint, it’s probably going to be as challenging to find a PlayStation 3 this year as it was to find an Xbox 360 last year."

PS360WII4039d ago

EA they think they're so smart in stating the obvious. I'll give them one clap for that

/clap

likeaboss3024039d ago

EA is making up for the PS3 shortage by raping everyone on the 360 marketplace charging for stuff that should already be in their games. I guess $60 or $70 bucks per title isn't enough.

Ronker Boy4039d ago

Lets face it, I am in the U.K. and by March 2007 launch here there will still be people in the U.S. that have not got there hands on a PS3 yet, so we are all in the same boat, and most will be without this console until around April/May 2007 at best. Only the select few who have preordered or who are just plain lucky enough to there at the right time will see this machine working in their living rooms.

Sphinx4039d ago

...yep, I would have never thought of that on my own.

uuuunvnv24039d ago (Edited 4039d ago )

they need to worry about makeing there games like they used to, and stop doing predictions. but maybe they are makeing more money with there Miss Cleo hotline than with there crapy games

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