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Sony keeps targets for PS3 shipments

Sony says it sees no need to change its target to ship 2 million units of its PlayStation 3 game console worldwide.

Sony said Thursday it sees no need to change its target to ship 2 million units of its PlayStation 3 game console worldwide by the end of December and 6 million by the end of next March. Sony has delayed the European launch of the PS3 to March 2007 due to a glitch in blue laser diodes, raising concerns that the electronics conglomerate could miss its original shipment targets.

"It is true that it took us sometime to bring the PS3 to mass production as blue laser availability worked as a bottleneck, but production has reached a certain level and judging from that level, 2 million and 6 million are within our reach," Sony President Ryoji Chubachi told reporters.