PS3 to Shoot out of the Gate


PS3Sony expects to sell a boatload of PS3′s in its first few months on the market. Sony expects to sell 6 million PS3′s in the first four to five months. That compares to the 4.5 to 5.5 million that Microsoft expects to sell in the first seven months.

Is this a surprise that Sony can sell so many PS3′s? Hardly. I don’t really think it’s a question of whether or not Sony can sell them. It’s whether or not Sony can manufacture them. Sony aims to ramp up to one million units produced per month quite quickly. That’s a lot of units. That’s over 33 thousand units a day, starting from producing zero.

So the question becomes: can Sony ramp up that fast? Can they have a bunch of them available at launch, then continue pouring more of them into the market? At this point the market is a big sponge and will surely absorb whatever Sony can realistically throw at it. Especially if the PS3 launches with some good games.

Sony expects a hot start for the PlayStation 3


Written by: Blackstaffer - News Contributor


  1. #1 by Gary on April 28th, 2006 [ 1780 Points ]

    I’ll be very surprised if we will be able to walk into a shop & pick up a PS3 within 6 months of it’s launch.

    I just hope Sony have a better & more consistent supply of PS3s compared to what Microsoft have for the 360.

  2. #2 by Matt on April 28th, 2006

    I think it will be slightly better than 360. If they don’t have a working PS3 at E3 then we are all in trouble. Recently from a spy Sony STILL hasn’t gotten the insides into the casing they showed off last year. Rumor is that it might have to grow 50% to hold everything and this is not factoring in the HDD.

    Sony will make units faster than MS if their suppliers can get them the pieces they need. This is why I think their will be a huge shortage and a slow process getting up to speed. It should go more smoothly than 360. But MS didn’t plan on their launch going the way it did either.

    Doesn’t matter. We will still see $1000 PS3 on Ebay.

  3. #3 by Gary on April 28th, 2006 [ 1780 Points ]

    More like $3000 PS3s on Ebay. Ridiculous. I don’t think Sony would meet demand even if they had 10m consoles ready at launch (that’s worldwide by the way).

    Who is this spy? James Bond?


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