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Sony: PS3 Sees End To Production Problems

A Sony Japan spokesperson has confirmed that remaining production problems with the PlayStation 3 have been ironed out and that the console is now in full production, following an increase in production of blue laser diodes.
Sony has confirmed that remaining production problems with the PlayStation 3 console have been ironed out and that the console is now in full production, with a steady chain of supply to all major territories, following an increase in production of blue laser diodes. Since the console's launch, Sony has said that until now the PlayStation 3 has been supply constrained at retail. Production of the console had been running slower than intended, due to issues relating to the blue laser diode needed for the Blu-ray drive. According to a statement made to website Compound Semiconductor late last week, an unnamed spokesperson commented: “Production problems have now ceased, we're in full production as far as Playstation 3 is concerned and there's a steady chain of supply in North America, Japan and Europe.” As a result, the company is retaining its sales target of 11 million consoles sold in the twelve months to April 2008. The company is also confident of matching the sales success of the PlayStation 2, with a Sony spokesperson suggesting: “We're aiming towards a much broader lifestyle for home entertainment enthusiasts, that's one of the reasons the Playstation 2 went on to sell over 115 million units worldwide”.

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