Sony's release dates for the PS3 are starting to look like the planning for Longhorn (remember when it was being called that?). Yesterday, Sony pulled together a press conference to announce that the PS3 would launch in November:
Sony will delay the release of its much-awaited PlayStation 3 gaming console until November from its planned spring debut because more work is needed on its next-generation DVD technology, the company said on March 15, the Associated Press reported.
Translation: We tried to shove too many next generation things into this console at once, and we are really hoping that the prices will drop on some of the. Like, say, the DVD player. And this sounds discouraging:
Kutaragi said Sony is still trying to finalize the copyright protection technology and other standards for the Blu-ray DVD disc, the format for PlayStation 3, and next-generation video for the company's electronics gadgets in the works.
I wonder if they can screw the pooch as badly as they did with music CD's?