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PS3 in Trouble?

The PS3 might be in even more trouble and IGN went to find out why!

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The Real Deal3686d ago

Wow. Just what I told eveyone. Initially they wanted to ship 6 million by May. Now it looks like they will be lucky to ship 3 million. WOW. Thats a big blow. The less Ps3's in the stores and the more next gen games exclusive or timed exclusive for the 360 is going to really hurt SONY. All because they wanted to push their formatt onto consumers. WOW...By the time ps3 ships 3 million there will be 13 to 15 million 360's shipped. And Gears of War, Halo 3, Mass Effect, and much much more.

shoota333686d ago

It is just unbelievable how much of an xbox fanboy you really are.

shotty3686d ago (Edited 3686d ago )

Gametime, I don't see anything wrong with what he wrote. An Analyst wrote this, it's not like he made the thing up. Think about it, if sony loses atleast $200 per console and mulitply that by 6 million consoles sold be march 2006 then thats a $1.2 billion dollar hole (in 1 quarter)for sony just to make the systems. This does not include assembly, wages to workers, advertising and others cost to get the system to retailers.

I fully see sony scaling back the ps3 productions until they can get the costs down. Don't worry gametime they did the same with the ps2 (though it was a smaller lose per console) and they managed relatively fine during launch.

Samething with Xbox 360, though microsoft wasn't worried about cash, they got screwed with 2 different speeds of memory so they had to sort them out during launch which is why they had relatively few consoles during the launch window but they have recovered nicely and are almost at full production to ready for the holidays.

The ps3 will also surely run into component shortages too just like the xbox 360. It takes 1 part in the thousands to halt production.

zypher3686d ago

i don't think gametime was commenting about the article itself, but rather the real deal's response to it.

Schmitty073685d ago

Real Deal seems like a PR for Microsoft, always making speeches about 360

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BIadestarX3686d ago

Yeah.. sony is dying!.. just kidding..! hehe

zypher3686d ago

this is an unverified report. not saying that its true for false; but until i hear more i'll take it with a grain of salt.

Thugbot1873685d ago

LOL Sony fans really crack me up. If you want fact go look at Sony's stock. The worth of the stock did fall. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to read the loss of percentage.

ironwolf3686d ago

rather than CNBC Financial, your waiting for PS3 Users.com?

zypher3686d ago (Edited 3686d ago )

no. i'm waiting for a statement from Sony, who would know more than anyone the manufacturing capacity of its product. i'm waiting for an actual release of the PS3, that way i can see unequivocally whether or not its true. i have plenty of PS2 games, and a few 360 games to tide me over while i wait

andy capps3685d ago

No, he's waiting for this.. this is what Sony said just the other day:

"Unfortunately Kaz Hirai's comments in the recent GameSpot interview regarding PlayStation 3 production were misunderstood. We are still on schedule to ship 2 million units for our mid-November 2006 launch and additional 2 million units by the end of the year for a total of 4 million units."

The Real Deal3686d ago

This was insider information...thats why their stocks dropped. Sony will not make any announcements that would hurt their launch. Investors on the other hand always know the bottom line. They have money at stake invested in SONY. You will just see. You will see at launch and beyond how many ps3's get sold. But I told everyone there was no way they would sell 4 million by the end of the year. Now it looks like they will be lucky to sell 1.5 million by the end of the year. Worldwide...It all makes sense now with all the games cancelled or not coming for another year. Devs know something we don't and of course Sony ain't tellin.

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