PS3 Shipments Continue To Look Hazy

| 31 Aug 2006 15:33

Despite assurances from Sony, rumors continue to file in that PS3 shipment numbers may be much lower than expected.

According to a rumor posted by Digitimes, a short supply of blue laser diodes are cited as the latest reason why the PS3 may only ship half the 4 million units expected by the end of 2006. Digitimes claims that the manufacturing arm of Sony has suspended all blue laser diode shipments to companies building Blur-ray and HD-DVD players to bolster supply to the PS3 production lines.

The diode supply is not expected to get back on track until Spring of 2007.

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