Feeds

Sony punching out PS3s 'full swing', claims analyst

On target to ship 2m units by year's end

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Sony's PlayStation 3 production programme is "in full swing", market watcher American Technology Research (ATR) has claimed. Crucially, this means the consumer electronics giant will meet its target and ship 2m of the next-generation consoles by the end of the year.

According to a report written by ATR analyst PJ McNealy, Sony's efforts should ensure the company won't be forced to delay either the US of Japanese PS3 launch as it was last month forced to do with the console's European debut.

McNealy believes the US will get 1.2m PS3s by the end of the year, with the remaining 800,000 being alloted to Japan, where the console is due to launch on 11 November. The US introduction happens a week later on 17 November.

"Our research indicates that typically 10-20 per cent of the unit shipment forecast will likely still be in the channel (en route) at the end of December and not installed in homes yet," wrote McNealy. "The low end of that range is more likely simply because Sony will likely still be air-freighting and not tanker-shipping PS3s at that point." ®

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Whitepapers

Free virtual appliance for wire data analytics
The ExtraHop Discovery Edition is a free virtual appliance will help you to discover the performance of your applications across the network, web, VDI, database, and storage tiers.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
The total economic impact of Druva inSync
Examining the ROI enterprises may realize by implementing inSync, as they look to improve backup and recovery of endpoint data in a cost-effective manner.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Website security in corporate America
Find out how you rank among other IT managers testing your website's vulnerabilities.