It's believed that the first batch of Sony's PS3 consoles has sold out worldwide. The next batch will arrive in December.
However, PlayStation 3 owners have started complaining about several issues with their consoles:
This includes overheating, inability to start up the console, and a lower display resolution from its Blu-ray Disc (BD) player, according to market sources.
Problems related to overheating and inability to start the machine were reported since the PS3 launched in mid-November. Reports have circulated recently in the US retail market saying that when used with older high-definition (HD) TVs that support only a 1080i resolution, the PS3 displays 720p resolution games at only 480p. Sources at Sony said this problem could be caused by a firmware problem and that the company will resolve the problem as soon as possible.