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 Oct 31, 2006 - 11:51 AM - by Michael
* Japan loses 20,000 PS3's?

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IGN UK says that Japan might only get 80,000 PS3's rather than the originally promised 100,000 on launch day.

Oops.

What's worse than 100,000 units at launch? How about 80,000? The Nikkei Keizai Shimbun morning edition reports today that due to component shortages, Sony will have only 80,000 units ready for the PS3's 11/11 Japanese launch. This cuts back by a fifth the initial launch target of 100,000.

The lack of digits in that number is even more staggering when you consider that the PS2 sold out of nearly a million units when it launched back in March of 2000.
They say they're thinking of lining up a week before launch to buy one. I've got the opposite plan: don't bother buying one at all, until either they lower the price or get them out in decent numbers.
 

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