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Sony disputes PlayStation 2 Memory Card recall

There's still an MC/Ridge Racer problem, though

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Sony has denied claims that it is recalling all of the 8MB Memory Cards that have shipped with its newly launched PlayStation 2. That’s the story that emerged yesterday along with reports that duff MCs were corrupting the console's DVD driver software - stored on the card - and preventing the unit from working correctly. As we wrote yesterday, we were sceptical about the recall pending an official comment from Sony. And here it is: "There is no recall," according to a Sony US spokeswoman cited by console-oriented Web site Daily Raider. That there is an issue here seems to have been confirmed by the site, which found that the problem title Ridge Racer V stores saved games on the MC and that they overwrite the DVD driver. The question is, is this a fault of the MC or Ridge Racer? It could be either. At this point Sony isn't saying there is a bug in the MC. Indeed, the only problem with the MC that we're aware of is that Sony can't make enough of the things, and it's holding up PlayStation 2 shipments. Sony said this morning that it had shipped 720,000 machines during the first three days of the console going on sale on 4 March. Given it sold 980,000 units in the first two days, that's not something the company should be proud of. There are clearly a lot of people in Japan, having ordered the console online, are still waiting for their PlayStation 2s to arrive. ®

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