Sony Corp. has recently stated that it may not be reaching it’s shipment target for this year with the PlayStation 3 game console due to a crossover parts shortage with the Blu-ray high-definition disc drive. Sony’s plans are to ship two million PS3 players before the end of this year in the U.S. and Japan, and six million worldwide in Q1 of next year.
“The honest answer is it’s more of a target’” for PlayStation 3 shipments, Jack Tretton, co-chairman of Sony Computer Entertainment America, said yesterday in an interview. “Clearly we’ve had production issues.”
A smaller number of shipped PS3 consoles would give Microsoft XBox and Nintendo Wii a jump on already competitive console market when they have their consoles go out next month in time for the holiday buying season.
The PS3 is still planning on hitting stores Nov. 17, and with it will come 22 …