Sony insist PS3’s dark days are over

David KarrakerSony in America have insisted that the problems with manufacturing are at an end and the machine’s mass production is gaining speed.

Sony had significant problems early on in the production of the PlayStation 3 which has not only pushed back Worldwide release dates, but left the gaming giant with limited units to sell on launch date.

David Karraker, Sony communications chief in America, said this in an official statement:

“While initial day-one launch shipment goals weren’t achievable due to early manufacturing issues, those problems have been resolved and we do remain focused on having one million PS3s in the pipeline by December 31, 2006.”

“We will continue to utilise airfreight delivery for PlayStation 3 to assure a steady stream of systems for North American consumers through the end of the year.”

Official figures have put the number of PS3’s available and sold during November in North America and Canada at 197,000.  This is less than half Sony’s 400,000 estimate for launch day.

Air freight deliveries are ensuring a constant supply to the States, so our advice is to steer clear of eBay and pay the proper price for your machine soon. Early in January, Sony will be stepping up production of it’s European machine, and rumours are circulating from Sony in the UK that as many as 2 million PAL machines will be available for European launch.

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