Het is Sony niet gelukt om afgelopen weekend 1 miljoen Playstation II consoles te verkopen, zoals eerder werd aangekodigd. Het aantal bleef helaas steken op 980.000, slechts 20.000 stuks te weinig dus. Vanwege problemen met de levering van memory cards zijn overigens pas 720.000 units daadwerkelijk afgeleverd. De overige 260.000 volgen binnen twee weken.
Sony said it sold 980,000 PlayStation 2 video-game consoles in the three days since the product debuted in Japanese stores to long lines, falling short of its expectations by 20,000 units.
The electronics giant, maker of the best-selling PlayStation game machine, said it sold 380,000 consoles through its online site, PlayStation.com, and another 600,000 at retail outlets throughout Japan. To date, 720,000 units had been shipped, with another 260,000 to be shipped in the next two weeks.
Sony had planned to ship 1 million units of the 128-bit gaming console in the first weekend of sales, but said it now expects to reach that goal by March 15, with shipments reaching 1.4 million by the end of the month. The company, which hopes to develop the machine into an Internet terminal, said some shipments had been delayed by as much as 10 days because of a shortage of memory cards, which are sold with the consoles.
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