Yet again I find myself just having to post PS3 news on 360Monster which is obviously a site dedicated to the Xbox 360, but this article will have you pointing at Sony fans and laughing very loudly indeed.
Sony have officially announced that their new console the PS3 won’t hit Europe until March of ’07 which means it will have undergone a one year delay since its original March ’06 release date. Here’s what Sony had to say about the delay –
‘Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) 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.‘
So not only has the new console been delayed, but the ever cocky Sony still believe they can sell 6 million units before the fiscal year ending in ’07. They have also done what any company in their position would do, shift the blame onto another company in this case Blu-Ray.
Keep an eye out on more news regarding the DelayStation….. I mean PS3.
Originally Written By: Lee Matthews