Video game fans will brave the cold and stand in long lines Saturday to buy Sony's PlayStation 3 in what's certain to be a sellout launch in Japan of the much-awaited upgrade to the popular console.
Supply is limited as Sony Corp., plagued with production problems, has managed to ready only 100,000 PlayStation 3 machines for the Japan launch date. When it goes on sale in the United States Nov. 17, some 400,000 PS3 consoles will be available. The sales date has been pushed back in Europe until March.
"I waited all this long, and I'm not disappointed. I'm glad I waited," said Takayuki Yokozawa, a 27-year-old employee at a computer maker who owns the original PlayStation as well as its successor PlayStation 2.