Sony misses PS3 shipping targets for Japan

Posted on Wednesday, Nov 01 2006 @ 01:01 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
IGN reports Sony has missed its 100,000 unit shipping target for the Japanese PlayStation 3 launch. Instead of 100,000 units they only have 80,000 units ready for the 11/11 launch.
The lack of digits in that number is even more staggering when you consider that the PS2 sold out of nearly a million units when it launched back in March of 2000.

Having lived through a few weeks of attempting to obtain a PS3 pre-order, we're not too surprised by the lowered shipping numbers. Allocations disappeared quickly at online retailers that were brave enough to start pre-order programs. The online arm of media retailer Tsutaya ran out of units in 6 minutes according to Nikkei (it felt more like 1 minute to us).


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