Sony Misses 100,000 Target In Japan.

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  • DrunKao 31 Oct 2006 00:21:04 831 posts
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    What's worse than 100,000 units at launch? How about 80,000? The Nikkei Keizai Shimbun morning edition reports today that due to component shortages, Sony will have only 80,000 units ready for the PS3's 11/11 Japanese launch. This cuts back by a fifth the initial launch target of 100,000.

    http://ps3.ign.com/articles/742/742510p1.html

    It's only 20,000 units, but this still worries me, because the launch allocation between the US and Japan was already grossly disproportional and now even more so perhaps. Considering Japan has a population of about 125 million and it's receiving only 80,000 units compared to US population of 300 million and 400,000 PS3 units. Will the US still have 400,000 units at launch or even less now?

    It's already known that the US is the highest priority for Sony, amongst the three regions, because of the Hollywood movie industry. So maybe even though Sony can't meet it's target of 500,000 PS3s, it will still launch with the same amount in US regardless, because the relationship between the success of Bluray, Hollywood, and America is so important to Sony. How much of an affect will this have on the European launch of the PS3? It makes me wonder that if Hollywood wasn't the largest movie industry in the world, maybe Japan or even Europe would have an equally proportionate amount of PS3s.

    It also makes me wonder if the European launch of the PSP wouldn't have been delayed so long if it wasn't for America's Hollywood. Sony wanted UMD to succeed so bad that it really didn't care if Europeans had to wait for the PSP. That plan failed them, but it still won't keep them from trying with the PS3.

    Edited by DrunKao at 00:24:04 31-10-2006
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  • jozz 31 Oct 2006 00:32:32 4,871 posts
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    The other 20,000 are for my swimmng pool.

    /Scrouge mcDuck dive
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    Very creative G there megapocalypse.
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  • MadMirko 31 Oct 2006 07:02:24 2,974 posts
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    My oh my :)

    The mighty PS3 outsold by a little pink handheld with 1990s technology.

    pwn3d!
  • caligari 31 Oct 2006 07:28:13 17,000 posts
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    MadMirko wrote:
    My oh my :)

    The mighty PS3 outsold by a little pink handheld with 1990s technology.

    pwn3d!

    Wasn't the GBA still outselling the 360 the other day? I'd say that's a little more chucklesome. ;)
  • style 31 Oct 2006 08:24:24 416 posts
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    I'd be truly amazed, amazed I tell you, if the PlayStation 3 saw the light of day on these shores before autumn 2007. Summer is too barren a period for a console launch. September to November makes a helluva lot more sense.
  • PES_Fanboy 31 Oct 2006 08:52:37 13,720 posts
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    What, missing their release date in Europe by a whole year? Unheard of.

    /looks down at Jap PSP

    I got that early, and it's still shit.
  • djchump 31 Oct 2006 09:13:55 4,463 posts
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    Truk wrote:
    Yeah, they'll never launch it then. Amazing. Care to explain - in fewer than three paragraphs or 150 words, whichever is shorter - why they wouldn't launch in March?
    I think his main point was that with the yields falling short for Japan and the US, it makes it more likely that Europe will again get shitted on... with another delay - cos, as we all know, Europeans just don't mind waiting ;-)

    I mean, from 100,000 to 80,000 for Japan? That's quite a big drop! :-o
    I guess it all depends if they get the manufacturing process speeded up or more reliable, so they can fill demand in the 6 months after launch in Japan and the US. If after a few months they're massively behind the pace in those 2 territories... it doesn't bode well for the UK launch :-(

    Edited by djchump at 09:15:36 31-10-2006
  • djchump 31 Oct 2006 09:24:11 4,463 posts
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    Truk wrote:
    I didn't get that impression at all. :-)
    ...
    Seems to me style was suggesting that they won't launch in March because it's too barren a period (whatever the hell that means), not because they won't have the supply.
    Oh yeah - doh - sorry, I'm only halfway through my first coffee - not woken up yet ;-)
    Thought you were talking about the general thread and original post but my half-asleep eyes didn't see style's quote in your post

    /drinks more coffee


    Edited by djchump at 09:24:33 31-10-2006
  • PES_Fanboy 31 Oct 2006 09:51:45 13,720 posts
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    I can't wait until March, as it's officially now in summer according to Truk's facts.

    /prepares barbie
  • style 31 Oct 2006 10:03:33 416 posts
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    @Truk

    The official word as of now is March. Maybe that date will hold. Who am I to say? But history, and current events say that it won't. Now, I don't know what calendar you learned in school, but I tend not to see February, March April as being 'summer'. They're Spring in my language. No, when I say summer, I mean May, June, July basically. Maybe August as well, if it's an Indian summer. And I certainly don't see the PlayStation 3 being launched in June or July, assuming the March date slips. I'm not holding this up as fact. I know as much as you do. I'm just presenting an opinion. No need to be so objectionable.

    Edited by style at 10:04:15 31-10-2006
  • Deleted user 31 October 2006 10:08:05
    Any news of an impact on US numbers?

    I can't quite believe Sony would make their Japanese customers take the hit before their US ones!?
  • Deleted user 31 October 2006 14:58:46
    I say November.
  • style 31 Oct 2006 15:01:28 416 posts
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    Truk wrote:
    Apologies to you style about all that, although you can fuck off with the patronising explanation of the calendar. ;-)
    :-)
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