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PS3 Delayed in Europe until March 2007

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe today announced that it would revise the launch date of its PLAYSTATION® 3 computer entertainment system in the PAL territories of Europe, Russia, Middle East, Africa and Australasia from 17th November 2006, as previously announced to March 2007.

Launch dates for Japan and North America will remain the same, which are November 11th and November 17th respectively.

The revision of the launch date in the SCEE territories is caused by the delay in the mass production schedule of the blue laser diode within the Sony Group, thus affecting the timely procurement of key components to be utilised in PLAYSTATION 3.

The previously announced PLAYSTATION 3 shipment forecast of 6 million units globally within the fiscal year ending 2007 is not changed.

Source: Sony

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nuclearnipple4091d ago

the fanboys are going to love this!!! get the flame retardant monitors out of the box.........im a bit bummed to be honest i already have a 360 and was looking forward to the competition between them over the holiday season....well ill have to wait a bit longer to get one of these bad boys at least ill be able the play gears of war until it comes out!!! .....alot of brits are gonna be bummed but i suppose if they need time to get it right then you have to let them off. i just hope that its not delayed beyond march....oh and to all those whom are so passionate about their beloved MS and sony ........let the flame wars commence!!

THUGZ LORDZ4090d ago

Allright Big deal!!
Who has to wait till march before they get a Play Station 3 console?!
Not me!!!
If you wanna get on quick you should participate in the PS3 promition program which is going on now. All you have to do is contact their international marketing team. They are gonna fill you in homies Trust me on this.
Its for real.
You will also get the oppoturnity to test games in development for free. Check them out dudes this is for real.

INTERNATIONAL MARKETING DEPARTMENT
Phone: +44-07031949839
Fax: +44-87-1715-2306
[email protected]

blackmagic4090d ago

I wonder if MS will throw in a holiday price cut to really hammer the nails into the coffin...

calderra4090d ago

Na-na-na na....
Hey-heeeyyy...

Goodbye.

Na-na-na na...

(Seriously. Nail in coffin.)

bumnut4091d ago

i also would love to see the sony fans response, they always bag the 360. i was also looking forward to buying a ps3 cos i usually buy the latest consoles. at 1 point i had a ps2, dreamcast,xbox and gamecube.

if the roles were reversed the ps fans would have a field day

unlucky boys ( in europe at least )

i bet 360 sales will go through the roof this christmas in europe which will hurt sony.

nuclearnipple4091d ago

i used to have dreamcast PS2 and Xbox....i dont get the fanboys loyalty to one console ....get them all and have the best games for each console!!

USMChardcharger4091d ago

Some people can only afford one system. so that is one reason for you.

some people could afford more than one, but have families and they come first (so money is better spent else where)...there is another reason for you.

i fall some where in between those...so i choose M$...been a good choice since 2001.

xrobbanx4091d ago

They are so stupid they will wait another 7 months only to get disapointed in the end.

Apocalypse Shadow4091d ago

that europe gets the shaft.but i think sony may be trying to go after to very important markets.they can't let nintendo lock up japan by having wiis sold in abundance.and they can't let microsoft pull away in america which is 360s turf.having enough for both will send japanese developers a message that the system deserves games developed on the system because of sell through of possibly 2 million for both countries,and send american companies like EA the message that they need to start pumping out games too.europe and the rest of asia would end up with a strong launch line up if they don't buy 360s.i guess tgs will tell us most of what we want to know.it does give microsoft the title of launching in multiple countries.even though they had a tough time too trying to meet demand.we'll just have to see.devil may cry 4 in about three days.

bernie4091d ago (Edited 4091d ago )

At least now you can all play these great next generation titles on a console that's here and now, the Xbox360!

Get ready for:- "Next-Gen Pro Evolution soccer, Dead Rising, Next-Gen FIFA 07, WWE Smackdown Vs Raw, Forza 2, Gears of War, Splinter Cell, Test Drive Unlimited, Rainbow Six: Vegas and a lot, lot more...

I'm not being sarcastic, I've had a 360 since launch, no problems and it's a great console.
You're all very welcome, see you all on Live everyone. :)

LiquifiedArt4091d ago

The only one that "MIGHT" be good is gears, but its all hype right now, so we dnot really know. But all the rest are Rentals and i would never buy any of them. Definetly not at 50-60$

ploody4091d ago

Exactly, there's lots of good games for the 360 coming up

sparco4091d ago

oh n all the f*kkin games on the ps3 are gd? f*ck off m8. That list of games for the 360 is great. Your saying Splinter Cell, Forza, Rainbow Six and Winning Eleven blow? Sort it out. Im from europe and was hoping to get a ps3, but now i hav to wait till March 2007. Why is it always the same with sony? Always over promising and under delivering. And thats coming from someone that aint a fanboy for no one.