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