gulogo.gif  
 
1. Hiatus
2. RIP, Satoru Iwata
3. Let there be Robot Battles
4. Regarding pixel art!
5. 16-bit Star Wars
6. Goodbye, Spock.
7. James Randi Retires
8. More Star Wars on GOG
9. Archive.org gives you DOS Games
10. Ralph Baer, RIP.
1. Quickie: Impressions June 2014
2. Quickie: Penny Arcade Episode 3
3. Quickie: The Amazing Spider-Man
4. Quickie: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
5. Quickie: Prototype 2
6. Quickie: Microsoft Kinect
7. Quickie: X-Men Destiny
8. Spider-Man: Edge of Time
9. Quickie: Transformers Dark of the Moon
10. Quickie: Borderlands GOTY
1. Musings 45: Penny Arcade and The Gripping Hand
2. Movie Review: Pacific Rim
3. Movie Review: Wreck-It Ralph
4. Glide Wrapper Repository
5. Movie Review: Winnie The Pooh
6. Musings 44: PC Gaming? Maybe it's on Life Support
7. Video Games Live 2009
8. Movie Review: District 9
9. Musings: Stardock, DRM, and Gamers' Rights
10. Musings: How DRM Hurts PC Gaming
Main Menu

Affiliates
X-bit labs
The Tech Zone
Twin Galaxies

Login






 Log in Problems?
 New User? Sign Up!


 Nov 29, 2004 - 12:00 PM - by Michael
* Sony engineering PSP "Shortage"?

Printer-friendly page Print this story   Email this to a friend
Playstation2/Sony
In a move that harkens back to the PS2's deliberately-caused "shortages" and "sold out" status, Sony may be deliberately holding back PSP stock according to Kikizo Games.

The PSP officially goes on sale in Japan on 12 December, and several retailers have said that they will not be taking pre-orders at all for the much-in-demand portable. Other stores that had earlier taken pre-orders have reported that they won't be taking any more pre-orders either.

Sony is indirectly causing this anguish to the Japanese by its reluctance to nail down specifics for the upcoming PSP launch. At issue is the precise number of PSPs stores can expect to receive, and this is making retailers hesitant to promise more than they can deliver.

Sony recently said that it will have around 200,000 PSPs ready to go on launch day and that it would ramp up production to hit half a million units by the end of the year.
Launching with that limited a number is a bit silly, especially given what they have to know about their preorder demand. Thus my suspicions that they're deliberately keeping the supply low...
 

Home :: Share Your Story
Site contents copyright Glide Underground.
Want to syndicate our news? Hook in to our RSS Feed.