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Phil Harrison Won't Commit To Euro PS3 Launch Date

| 10 Nov 2006 15:08

When asked by the Uk's official PlayStation magazine about the European PS3 launch scheduled for March, Harrison shied away from making any promises.

"Given that all of our previous statements about launching in Europe simultaneously with the US and Japan turned out not to be the case, I would not like to make any definitive statements on that," Harrison told the magazine. "It's not my job to comment on hardware supply issues other than to say some very smart people are working very hard to catch up. In fact, the ramp up is already starting to happen in supply and output, just obviously too late for us to have launched in Europe at the same times as the US."

The magazine also asked about the browser included with the PS3, wondering if it would allow downloads from any site. "No. It has to be done through the store. Although it's built on the same technology as the open internet browser, it's a special version. That's completely understandable from a DRM [digital rights management] point of view. But some streaming sites, such as music on MySpace, will work."

The magazine which contains the interview will be on the stands in the Uk on November 15th.

Source: Three Speech

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