PS3 Delay NOT Official
With all the headlines buzzing around the net today about Stringer confirming a delay, I thought I’d point out that Stringer has not confirmed anything about the PS3’s release date, except that it will be before the end of the year. Which we knew already. So move along, nothing to see.
[Edit: Here is the quote from the Variety article:
Now, electronics and games can take center stage, although major questions loom at those divisions as well.
Sony’s new PlayStation 3 was widely expected to be introduced this spring, but will be delayed as the company fine-tunes the chips that are crucial to the success of the console’s Blu-ray function.
The PlayStation 3 — which is being called “the poor man’s Blue-ray” — is vital to Sony’s plans because it plays Blu-ray discs as well as videogames.
Sony will roll out the PS3 by year end, in time for the holidays. If PS3 “delivers what everyone thinks it will, the game is up,” Stringer boasts.
Note that it’s the writer of the article that says the PS3 will be delayed. Stringer himself doesn’t say it. And as a pointer to how accurate this writer is in doing her research, here’s another quote from the article:
One strange twist in the battle is that Toshiba is working with Sony and IMB to produce the cell chip that’s the foundation of Blu-ray
Which is patently false. Cell is not the foundation of Blu-ray. So how much can you trust this lady? Not a lot.]