Sony Corp., which slashed its profit forecast yesterday, said it may not reach this year's shipment target for the PlayStation 3 game console because of a parts shortage in the Blu-ray high-definition disc drive.
"''The honest answer is it's more of a target'' for PlayStation 3 shipments, Jack Tretton, co-chairman of Sony Computer Entertainment America, said yesterday in an interview. ``Clearly we've had production issues.'" oh ok, it wasn't something that sony had promised and stated as fact and then failed to deliver on. because sony never do that. it was a TARGET! just a idea. a concept. why would everyone actually believe what sony said? its obvious they just have vague targets and may or may not achieve them as they wish. people need to leave sony alone! they have targets to achieve!
why Sony haven't called their PS3 achievements (achievements) because their achievements are impossible? They should call them targets, which, don't really matter if you don't get them.
"people need to leave sony alone! they have targets to achieve! " Come on...that is comic gold people. Comic Gold I tell ya!
Comedic excellence from both. :D
After all the slack that MS got over the 360 launch..
Play B3yond* *Sony Corporation in no way takes liability if you fail to "Play B3yond." The PS3, the ability to "Play B3yond" and the associated "Play B3yond" logos and trademarks are more like targets we think you might be able to achieve someday. You know, if you stick with us, we absolutely believe that someday (not as yet specified) you will utilize you PS3 console to "Play B3yond." For now, though, it really is more like "Play B3fore B3yond" or "Target: Play B3yond." Seriously, thanks for your patience while we work hard to achieve3 "Play B3yond" status for you and your hard earned dollars we have used to line the coffin Kutaragi sleeps in at night.
What else is new sony?
If this news is stating that the initial shipment of 500'000 will be smaller then that is BIG news. If it just effects the 1 million by the end of Dec. number , I don't think anybody believed them in the first place.
by the article. wasn't very specific. you're right though. if it's the launch quantity affected, then it spells trouble. even with their projected 100/400,000 ratio, it's going to be a horrible launch for retailers and consumers. i was an asst mngr at gamestop here in nebraska during the 360 launch. all i can say is that i'm glad i don't work their anymore because this will be worse. get ready for a ton of jack@sses in every store you enter from launch day til weeks after. and for those buying a ps3 during that period watch your back. i would recommend bringing some friends with you when you pick it up cuz you know there will be jackers out there.
Blu-Ray is the future. It's needed for games.
hahaha, sure it is. So says the Corporation that's future relies souly on BR succeeding
Perhaps I should have added a tongue in cheek smilie.
...that would've been helpful. ;)
so sony over it's head? Seems the answer is yes...
Yup their slogan is really fitting This is dying! My prediction: Holidays 500k I think they will produce (they had 2,5 months for it to do so. If they won't it's the end. period), but 6 million??? Not before fall 2006 I say!
"This is Lying"? ;)
That is the way it is.
All the time.
Newsflash: BluRay to become the primary drive the the Phantom game console! Prepare for the true release of next-gen with Phantom! Due out sometime last year.
The Phantom looked a LOT like the PS3, in white. In fact, BOTH were heckled for looking like a George Forman grille. :D
like the online service, it's not a target, it's a philosiphy.
of yet are by 360 fanboys...they are the worst affected by the ps3 delay... i know living everyday with the crapbox that you bought for 400$ is really pissing u guys.... Does it make a difference! 360 just cannot sell much, people have waited long and they would wait a little more if they have to....and the more the difference between ps3 release and 360, the more it gives the impression that 360 is something transitional or last gen...while ps3 & wii (except for the wii) are the new next-gen consoles.... i wont be surprised if ps2 beat 360 again this christmas.. i think MS should bundle a ps2 or ds with 360, instead of coming with so many foolish ideas...it would sell millions..
Oh man please. Putting the PS2 with a nonworking emotion engine and sad graphics less then Dreamcast in again for just over a 100 dollars compared to the next gen 360 with Gears of War that no other game touches is just like comparing a freaking Lada (PS2) for a few bucks to a premium Ferrari. Ofcourse the first one is cheaper but it gives you a damn bad ride (like no online gameplay and less graphics then the gamecube almost). Then be my guest. Ppl buying PS2's are laggards that don't even spend money on games. Sony may have them. All next gen gamers, jump in
The most popular console to play online on is still the PS2 by a wide margin...