PS3 delay official! Not quite…
Claims that Sony has officially delayed the release of the Playstation 3 can not be confirmed. According to Variety Online, Howard Stringer, the Chairman-CEO of Sony, conceded in an interview that the PS3 spring launch would be pushed back to the end of the year.
Since the article was released a couple of days ago rumors have been flying around the internet about the “official PS3 delay”.
Variety reports that Stringer has confirmed the delay, however, on inspection there is no attribution or quote as to how they received this information.
If he had made the announcement of a delay official, surely there would be an adequate quote, would there not?
The relevant section of the article reads:
“Sony’s new PlayStation 3 was widely expected to be introduced this spring, but will be delayed as the company fine-tunes the chips that are crucial to the success of the console’s Blu-ray function.
The PlayStation 3 – which is being called “the poor man’s Blu-ray” – is vital to Sony’s plans because it plays Blu-ray discs as well as videogames.
Sony will roll out the PS3 by year end, in time for the holidays. If PS3 “delivers what everyone thinks it will, the game is up,” Stringer boasts.
Hardly concrete evidence.
While a delay is certainly expected no official word or new launch window has yet been announced.