We all anticipated it, but now it still hits home hard. Sony officially delays the global launch of the Sony PS3 to November 2006.
Sony issued a press-release saying that the PS3 will be released in the first 3rd of November simultaneously in the United States, Europe and Japan. At least this is good news. Sony plans to have 1 million PS3 production capacity per month to achieve a successful global launch. We will see if they can pull it off.
Sony also talks about that the PS3 will use Dual Layer Blue-ray discs with 50GB capacity. Another interesting feature is a Gigabit Ethernet adapter that Sony says will be present in the Playstation 3. More details in this Sony press-release (pdf, Japanese).
We reported yesterday that Sony said to use a standard partner business meeting to announce something about the Playstation 3 - and they did. Microsoft has now the whole Spring and Summer to push Xbox 360 boxes into as many homes as possible before Sony is ready to go. It leaves also the door wide open for Nintendo to sell Revolution consoles if they come out early. E3 2006 might become a Nintendo fest.
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