Playstation 3 Delayed in Europe
Just in case you didn't catch the news, Sony have delayed the PS3 European release as well as vastly reducing their unit estimation from a projected 2 million over 3 territories during the first 3 weeks, to half a million over 2 territories (Europe being the one that takes it in the ass ...again.) The PS3 is now going to be almost a year late in Europe.
Amusingly, the reason behind this is STILL reportedly because of Sony's hilarious inability to build its own components. It's been said that less than 1 in 6 Cell Processors and Blu-Ray drives are actually working out of the gate. Blu-Ray PC drives are being co-opted for use in PS3s, so bad is the shortage.
I don't want to be accused of Nintendo fanboyishness, but as someone who was going to give the PS3 a miss due to the ridiculously high price, I can't help but laugh at Sony. The funniest thing is probably that the first generation PS3s will, by the sound of it, be even less reliable than the usual first wave of console releases...
Wow, a while blog post about the PS3 without mentioning Sony's comedy appearance at E3. Is the curse lifted? (No.)