PS3 Shipment Quantities Slashed Again?

Benjamin Nied - Nov 16, 2006

Haven’t we been down this road before? First Sony was supposed to deliver six million PlayStation 3 consoles by the end of March. Then the initial launch quantity got cut to 400,000 for the US. And now, it looks like those numbers might get snipped again, to the tune of a 50% decrease in what was expected. According to analyst Lazard Capital Markets has reported that they expect only 150,000-200,000 consoles for the PS3’s American debut, meaning that (if it turns out to be true) at least half the people who thought they were getting themselves a shiny new PlayStation will be getting an IOU instead. To be fair, we got a hint about this earlier this week when GameStop/EB Games started calling pre-order owners to tell them that they’ll have to wait a bit longer for their consoles. Oh well, maybe next time Sony won’t be stupid and launch a console with so few machines available at launch. Maybe.

[via MegaGames]

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