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Wednesday, July 19, 2006 

Sony Beginning to Produce PS3s

According to the folks over at Next-Gen, Sony has started to churn out PS3s in anticipation of its launch in November. Thus far, they're getting about 200,000 out the door a month, with yields expected to increase as more manufacturers come online in the next few months. The news has yet to be confirmed by Sony, however.

Even if this is true, unfortunately for Sony, it looks as if they will suffer the same kinds of manufacturing delays that plagued the Xbox 360's launch last year. And with rumors circulating that "Cell", the advanced IBM processor that powers the PS3, will have incredibly low yields , there's a real possibility that the PS3 launch can be an even larger debacle than the Xbox 360.

Sony sure has been getting an incredible load of negative press ever since E3 came and went. Between eroding developer confidence, perceived arrogance, allegations of racism, greater consumer interest in the Wii, and the death of UMD (just to name a few), it's no wonder that market analysts are beginning to mark the end of Sony's dominance of the video game industry.

At this point, Sony couldn't even BUY good PR.