Friday, December 09, 2005

Sony PS3 launch window

According to Reuters, the bigwigs at Sony have recently reaffirmed the PS3’s predicted launch window of spring 2006, despite numerous rumors and utterances to the contrary. Since Sony have yet to follow in Microsoft’s footsteps and announce their intentions to engage in a simultaneous worldwide launch, we can assume that they’ll be shooting for the usual staggered release schedule of Japan first, everywhere else… meh, whenever.
Technically speaking, should Sony stay true to their word, Japan could be seeing the PS3 as early as March 21, though no later than the same time come June. Given that the PS2 took a little under eight months to make the transition across the Pacific, we can roughly estimate a North American PS3 launch window of early November 2006 to late January 2007.

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