Japan only gets 80,000 PS3s at launch, USA shipping targets to be lowered next?

30 October 2006
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Sony PlayStation 3The Nikkei Keizai Shimbun morning edition reports today that due to component shortages, Sony will have only 80,000 units ready for the PS3’s November 11th Japanese launch. This cuts back by a fifth the initial launch target of 100,000.

IGN mentions that minor number is even more staggering when you consider that the PS2 sold out of nearly one million units when it launched back in March of 2000.

The big question now is if these PlayStation 3 production problems will stop their influence at the Japanese allocation, Sony’s homeland of all places, or if they will also cut down the North American launch day availability with a fifth from 400,000 to 320,000 PS3’s?

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