One of the stranger stories from the recent batch of financial briefings was Sony's plans to sell rainchecks for the PlayStation 3 in Japan. Citing potential supply shortages, Sony's Chief Financial Officer Nobuyuki Oneda said that the firm was considering selling vouchers guaranteeing a system next year.
Sony Computer Entertainment flat out denied the possibility of such vouchers today. Speaking with Nikkei's IT Plus, Sony's public relations division said, "The coupons were a mistake."
The IT Plus article confirms a 100,000 launch day shipment figure for the PS3 with a million expected in Japanese retail chains by the end of 2006. This is in contrast to recent reports suggesting that Sony would miss its launch targets by 20,000, leaving just 80,000 units to go around.