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Sony denies PS3 Delays |

Wow, an official Sony statement about the PS3, at least according to

Sony Computer Entertainment spokesperson Kei Sakaguchi has officially denied reports from financial analysts at Merrill Lynch that the PS3 could be delayed by several months, reiterating that the console will launch this spring.

Now who do I believe? Merrill Lynch, who has come out with all sorts of different predictions about the PS3, or Sony?

Tough call, actually. – Sony denies PlayStation 3 delay reports


Reuters notes that Sony is waiting “for the final specifications on some of the technology it is using in the PS3, such as that related to the Blu-ray drive and to input and output video and sound.” Well, if you read my HDBlog, you know that AACS is now a go for Blu-ray and HD DVD players, so that’s not a problem for the PS3 anymore. As well, Sony seems to have a handle on 1080p HDMI stuff now that they have a projector that accepts it (the Sony VPL-VW100 SXRD projector). So I don’t know what else they’re waiting for. But then, it’s not like I have an inside line or anything, so…

Reuters – Sony aims for spring launch of PS3 but could delay

  • It’s still hard to think they will launch Spring 2006.

  • Well, the AACS DRM stuff has finally been finalized, so you never know…

  • mcloki

    Isn’t June 20th the last Day of Spring.And Isn’t E3 in the spring? Why does everyone assume March 21st? It’ll launch when it launches. It’ll have a year of growing pains and then good games will come out. BlueRay will look fabulous and get better as more movies come out. It’s the cycle of things.

  • I am very interested in Merrill Lynch’s relationship with MS. Do they get a lot of corporate paper issuance? How does that business compare with Sony’s? It is not at all beneath ML to badmouth a competitor of someone who gives them business. A small plug for my blog:


  • Black Guy

    @ times I’m inclined to believe these ananlyst do have insider information. Announcing such news no doubt has an impact on the value of some of their related portfolio. Then again, these guys drop so much garbage is difficult to take them seriously.