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Microsoft folks must be grinning ear to ear. Despite some flubs, the XBox 360 is going to stay in cat bird seat for a long long time. Analysts over at Merrill Lynch are predicting delays for PlayStation 3 gaming console. The impact of this could be […]

Microsoft folks must be grinning ear to ear. Despite some flubs, the XBox 360 is going to stay in cat bird seat for a long long time. Analysts over at Merrill Lynch are predicting delays for PlayStation 3 gaming console. The impact of this could be felt through the entire food chain – impacting graphics chip makers to software companies to even retail outlets. In other words, there should be a whole slew of fiscal resets coming.

Merrill’s Japan-based analyst Hitoshi Kuriyama yesterday said that there will be a six-to-12 month delay in the device which could result in a Japanese launch in Autumn. The US launch could spill over into early 2007, thereby missing the entire 2006 Christmas season.

Sony, it seems might have over shot in setting a technology bar, making the device quite expensive, and difficult to make. Merrill estimates that PS3 will cost about $900 to make and it will take about three years to fall to $320. Blame it on the Sony Cell processor and a Blu-Ray drives. Oh this is not looking good at least for companies like NVIDIA which is supplying PS3. ATI sells to XBox 360.

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  1. I am waiting for the Nintendo Revolution to come out. I am interested in a gaming machine, not Microsoft’s or Sony’s version of a personal media center / gaming machine / dvd player etc etc. Nintendo is the Apple of the gaming industry. They provide what people need (and not what people want) and focus on user-experience.

  2. Tobias’s Blog » Blog Archive » Playstation 3 – Das kann dauern… Saturday, February 18, 2006

    [...] Tja, es sieht so aus als ob sich Sony mit seiner Playstation 3 etwas verkalkuliert hat. Laut einem Bericht von Merill Lynch soll es Verzögerungen von bis zu einem Jahr geben was den Release der PS3 in den USA ins nächste Jahr bringen würde. Somit würde Sony das komplette Weihnachtsgeschäft 2006 verpassen und Microsoft quasi als Einziger die “next generation” Konsole verkaufen. Om Malik prognostiziert auch Probleme für die Lieferanten der Hardware der PS3 vorraus, da diese sicherlich mit den Einnahmen gerechnet haben… [...]

  3. Always making a big deal of MS partnering with ATI, the top team at ATI, Artx, have been working with Nintendo since before Gamecube and the same team is behind Revolution, Nintendo almost owned Artx had another big player not got there 1st, where would that put MS? Still, I believe ATI are the best, so the more ppl who use them the better our games look cross-platform.

  4. Sunny,
    Yeah I am also waiting for Nintendo’s system.

    I might end up picking up a PS3 if the price is right and it had blu-ray. But I don’t think the system not coming out until 2007 is that big of a deal. All that will happen is when it comes out the games will be better then the 360.

  5. Im looking 4wd to blu ray 2, but can sumbody educate me, I heard the whole blu ray vs hd dvd wasnt going to be unlike the console war exclusives? I read the studio behind Terminator 2 were backing hd dvd? Now thats my favourite movie, so if I want blu ray, do i have to go without T2 on that 4mat?

  6. Hitesh Parashar Sunday, February 19, 2006

    Om:

    What do you think of its effect on Electronic Arts?

    Thanks,

    Hitesh.

  7. SHORT nvidia! j/k i have no real knowledge of the stock market. but how do you think that will affect their next quarter earnings?

  8. Connected Internet News | Broadband Mobile Gaming News Monday, February 20, 2006

    Playstation 3: Delayed By 6-12 Months?

    Seems like Sony are paying for giving the Playstation 3 such a high
    spec, which analysts believe will delay the luanch by up to 12 months
    and has pushed the production costs to over
    $800.Microsoft must be rubbing their
    hands.  Not only has the…

  9. byron scott Monday, March 6, 2006

    what type of shit is this people have been waiting a long time for ps3 to come out

  10. when ps3 come out everyone will have an xbox 360 sony is taking to long to come out with the ps3 and then at that the cost of it. that is b.s

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