Volgens ZDNet UK hebben Sony en Toshiba problemen om de graphics chip van de PSXII aangekacheld te krijgen. De geplande release date van december 2000 zou daardoor in gevaar komen, waardoor de introductie waarschijnlijk naar februari of maart 2001 verzet wordt:
Sony may have to push back the launch of the successor to its PlayStation game console into next year, widening the head-start of rival Sega, whose latest Dreamcast machine hits the US market Thursday, analysts say.
They said Sony and semiconductor partner Toshiba are working on trying to churn out super-fast chips for the new video game system, which is expected to have 200 times the graphics power of Sony's current PlayStation and 20 times the power of Sega's Dreamcast. "The production of new chips is a challenge for Sony, which is inexperienced in graphic chips," said Takashi Mimura, analyst at Societe Generale. "In either case, I'd say Sony's target of selling two million new PlayStations by the end of next March is ambitious. Sales won't reach even half of that."
Analysts expect Sony to either put off the early December launch to late January or March or go ahead with a small volume, supplying the market with about 200,000 to 300,000 PlayStations.