Saturday, December 16, 2006

PS3 Shipments

Looks like Sony might not be able to make it's forecast shipments for the PS3: 


Sony's plan to ship 2m PlayStation 3 consoles worldwide by the end of the year and a further 4m PS3s by the end of March 2007 is still "within our reach", company President Ryoji Chubachi told reporters this week.

Chubachi admitted Sony's efforts had been hindered by the limited availability of the blue lasers used within the console to read Blu-ray Discs and game media, an issue that ensured PS3 mass production didn't begin as a soon as the company had hoped.

It's the blue lasers that are a problem, is it? That must mean a shortage of gallium nitride. Can't see why there'd be any shortage of that though. Maybe it's just the manufacturing capcity?


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