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February 28, 2007

No More PS3 Shortages by May According to Sony

For those of you who gave up on the PS3 and went out and bought the Wii, here's some news for you from RedHerring.com:

Sony is on track to ship 2 million PlayStation 3 consoles to North American stores by the end of March, and expects shortages of the video game console to have completely eased by May, a top executive said on Tuesday.

“April or May is when we feel like we’re going to catch up to demand and have product fully in stock across North America and stay there,” said Jack Tretton, chief executive of Sony Computer Entertainment America.

The article also states:

Consumers and analysts have praised the PlayStation 3’s graphical prowess and potential, but they have also raised concerns about its high price, a weak lineup of current games, and what has been perceived as arrogance on Sony’s part about the desirability of its flagship product.

“The PS3’s biggest opponent right now is itself. It’s really just competing against its own PR,” said Jeremy Dunham, PlayStation editor at entertainment web site IGN.

“The PS3’s problem right now is there have been a lot of broken promises. It has a lot of things to overcome, but the brand name, the franchises, and good exclusives ... all should generate interest," Mr. Dunham said.

I've got to agree with the last paragraph, Sony is selling a lot of consoles but I also they they've definitely built up quite a bit of ill will from customers. Now the big question for those of you who bought the Wii instead, do you start saving your pennies for a PS3 also?

At RedHerring.com

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Posted by William Hungerford at February 28, 2007 10:07 AM

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