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150k PS3 rumour is not true

Says Sony and OPSM.

Our old friend Internet Reports appears to have outdone himself this time. He's been going round telling everyone that the UK will get 150,000 PS3s in time for launch, and that he got the info from Official PlayStation Magazine.

Speaking to our sister site, GamesIndustry.biz, a Sony spokesperson said: "We have yet to confirm allocation for the UK territory. We're on target to ship 2 million units globally at launch and 6 million units by end of fiscal year."

OPSM, meanwhile, is denying that it ever made a definitive claim. What the mag actually says, as part of its post-E3 coverage, is: "Estimates suggest that UK stock allocation is likely to be in the region of 150,000 units, so don't expect to be able to walk into a shop and snatch one off the shelf on day one."

Apparently that 150,000 figure was based on analysts' reports.

So just how many PS3s are we likely to get? Well, chances are it'll be more than 150,000, since the UK is an important market for Sony. The machine is due to launch here on November 17th, priced at £425 for the 60GB model - Sony has yet to confirm whether we'll also get the 20GB version.

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