PS3: Sony playstation 3 production woes

060509_ps3_04.jpgIndependent reports have been coming in saying that Sony missed it’s revised goal of 400,000 units at launch by more than 50%. Indications are that the system can not being made any faster and Sony will struggle to get 400,000 by the end of the year. At that rate, even if every system is sold, they will never catch up with Nintendo or Microsoft.

Here’s a quick snippet of the article: “If production doesn’t ramp up quickly, Sony will be left in the dust” – Video Game VS

“Sony made a fatal error in putting TWO untested technologies in their latest system. It raises the price, complexity, and output of manufacturing dramatically. Current reports are showing that:

– Approximately 10% of Cell Processors that come off the assembly line are usable (compared to 70%-90% for most other processors)

– All the Blu-ray diodes (laser that reads the disk) have all been diverted to the PS3 because of their inability to manufacture them fast enough.

– Less than half the stores asked by Bloomberg Online said they had enough PS3’s to fill their just their preorders.”

Be sure to check out the full article here. It’s almost as if Sony are running in a lost race already. It will be hard for them to catch up now.


One Response

  1. Thank you for the post. I was considering getting my boys this Playstation 3 for Christmas but decided against it due to all the problems that have been reported. You have just confirmed my decision.

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