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 [email protected] 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...
where are your comments? where is your outrage? why are you not here defending sony against these so called xbugs/xbots/xthugs, ect? i've had a feeling for quite some time that the console would not release this year at all. my feelings weren't changed when my best friend got back from gamestop's managers conference and told me of sony's underwhelming showing at the event. whether you want to admit it or not, a lot of people have, and will continue to lose faith in sony as these types of things keep happening. could be a very rough christmas season in sony land. (add-on) looks like i didn't wait long enough. thanks bilal. keep up the good work.
are happy about this news as one can see by reading ur (360 fanboys) comments... this is just because you think by enough delays 360 might succeed....your posts shows the 360 weakness, you should be like the sony fans who dont care & give a cr*p, they know ps3 would eventually be released and would slaughter the 360... your (360 fanboys) very existance is pathetic, which is to live every day in the fear of ps3 success i said above: "you should be like the sony fans who dont care & give a cr*p", you might be thinking what am i doing herea at a negative ps3 article? i just came here to fu*k with u people....now post another 100 stupid messages....
We just smell victory my friend. Remember the days that the first XBOX came around? I had a PS2 that died. Sony fanboys were smashing XBOX in forums just because they were freaking scared for it. And they were right. Graphics on the PS2 fell short and the online gameplay stinked like rotten fish. So this time around, being raped by Sony last gen, I am glad to be on the winning side from day one this gen. And it's good to see how lying Sony is getting deeper and deeper down in their own lies, hopefully they learn a lesson not to f*ck consumers around. Sony = overpromissing & underdelivering. Bilal when do you start to learn?
the ones who really determine if the 360 is a failure is microsoft. if it doesn't meet their goals or projections it's a failure to them. what you or i think is irrelevant. i don't WANT sony to fail. anybody with common sense would not want them to fail because it's bad for all of us with lack of competetion. but on the same note, anyone with common sense should realize that the potential for bad things is definately there for sony. it's not some big conspiracy of people making things up to try and make them look bad. their pr people do a good enough job of that on there own. the problem here is that everybody only wants to look at things from the side of their prefered console. they don't want to be open minded and objective and look at the good and bad of both sides. am i happy with my 360? yes. are there things about it which could be better? yes. but I am pleased with it, and will be pleased by a number of titles coming out for it. when somebody makes something that is perfect in every way to everyone then let me know what it is. nobody is scared of the ps3. nobody is scared of the 360. do you not notice the hypocrisy in your statements? you talk about 360 fanboys and then talk about the 360 being "slaughtered" by the ps3. 1 fanboy to another i guess.
Comments doesn't do the sontfanboy club any justice. I gotta say after a year delay, this is not good news, but I'm sure sony will try to cover it up somehow.
act like they built the 360 or have something to gain for sony's troubles.i didn't know some of you were on bill gates payroll.i believe sony fans aren't responding because you're acting like children."mine is better"that's why gaming as a whole will never reach great heights because of childish behavior.this doesn't happen with music and movies.but gaming seems to be full of kids.
and you'll see a lot of posters who appear to be major stockholders on both sides of the fence. it's human nature to not be satisfied with anything. as i posted earlier, it's hard to say how this will affect things. the article is so vague it's hard to tell if he means launch quantities or just in general. i know, despite the fact that i don't want one, the ps3 will do very well. it's just a matter of when it comes out. regardless of your preference, another delay is going to have an adverse affect. i'm sure there are a number of people who planned on getting one that have changed their mind. a number have probably decided now to get one that weren't, who knows the numbers. but these types of things and negative news will have a bearing on their units sold. as we all should know, especially from reading this forum, that people don't always think for themselves, and base their choices on hearsay and gossip. enough people spread bad news, whether true or not, it could cause sony a lot of trouble.
dont find it that suprising that they waited until after all the preorders were taken in before they released this info....now alot of people are stuck with a $100 deposit that they thought reserverd them a ps3 on launch day...could be a month or two....no rip on just sony either, same happened to me with my 360....bastages....
"Paging all super sony fans. Where are your comments? Where is your outrage? Why are you not here defending sony against these so called xbugs/xbots/xthugs, ect?" First of all, anyone who uses these childish terms is obviously very immature and shouldn't even be allowed to post here. Secondly, I think you should instead be asking why 90% of the comments on this page are from Xbox fans. It'll give some added insight into what's really going on within the 360 community.
now go read through a bunch of articles here and look how many of your buddies use those terms every day. anyone who doesn't agree or back sony 100% is an xbug, xbot, xthug, 3sh1tty fan, ect. sony backers jump on you anytime you say anything negative about ps3 or sony like it's a family member, yet where are all of the comments now? this is potentially very, very bad news for anyone who wants a ps3. i'm asking what are the sony supporter's thoughts. why no comments? as far as 360 or xbox fans posting, i guess i have to break it down again. some do it to be [email protected] and start fights. some do it because unlike some, they plan on actually owning more than 1 console or are looking for information. this go and play your 360 if it's so great is stupid. what do you do 24 hours a day other than breathe? do you browse the internet 24 hours a day? you have a computer. do you watch tv 24 hours a day? do you eat 24 hours a day? do you listen to music 24 hours a day? you are obviously on sony's side of things, but i don't recall you calling people out of their name or personally attacking people. you state your points. i just don't agree with most of them. luckily as of right now, i still live in a "free" country.
We're laughing our a$$s off.
"do you not notice the hypocrisy in your statements? you talk about 360 fanboys and then talk about the 360 being "slaughtered" by the ps3. 1 fanboy to another i guess. " i just said that i posted to fu*k with 360 fanboys.....so what the point in judging what i told you in the first place.. the "slaughter" thing worked...its like setting a trap and telling a person that a trap for u is set and even after that the first one caught in the trap was TheMart.......(i cant help but laugh)
Will end up like the Japanese woman who starting crying at their public stockholders meeting earlier this year "What happened to Mighty Sony!" I'll tell you what happened, and it is a mistake that happens to world leaders, religious leaders, militaries throughout all history: They got overconfident based on the PS2's success, dismissed their competiton out of hand when they eliminated Sega as a hardware company, and became arrogant - "People will buy a PS3 on the Playstation name alone." I can see the PS3 *eventually* being a success in Japan, but not so much in the US and Europe-- two very large, important gaming regions. And Sony doesn't seem to care-- even though they are sending most of the first (now cut again) shipment of PS3's to the US, it is only because they know this is where the Blu-Ray vs. HD-DVD battle will be decided, and that is far more important to them than gamers are. Even the most uninformed, sheep-like consumer this christmas will see adds for PS3, go to Gamestop, find out there are none in stock, then ask the price and pi$$ themselves, see Gears of War on a 360 demo unit, and buy that instead. Sony and its fans have no one else to blame-- they overreached and are STILL underdelivering, making promises they can't keep, releasing comparison charts vs. their competion that are outright lies, etc. Xbox fans aren't jealous, we are just happy we made the choice we did, because as time goes on, it becomes more and more obvious we made the RIGHT choice. So, PS3ers, when you finally get your system next year and the drive quits after a couple months because it was the cheapest version of a new technology possible, or your contoller's battery dies and you have to wait 6-8 weeks for Sony to send you a new one, hopefully you won't still blame and flame Xboxers who will be to busy playing Halo Wars, Halo 3, Lost Planet, Forza 2, Fable 2, Bioshock and Mass Effect to even listen....
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