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Sony confirm EU PSP release date delayed again

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 16 Mar 2005 1:59 User comments (1)

Sony confirm EU PSP release date delayed again Sony has confirmed that the European release date of the Playstation Portable hand-held console will be delayed again in Europe. Sony did not give any date for when the console will be available but has said it will be a matter of months not a matter of weeks. Online retailer lists the release date for the console as June 24th whereas HMV lists it as June 6th. Sony said the reason for the delay is to meet the anticipated demand for the console in the U.S.
Sony wants to ensure that 1,000,000 PSP devices are available on the U.S. market when the console is released and also to have a continuity of supply thereafter. So basically it all came down to Sony's lack of ability to make enough consoles for each market by its original set date which was a March release. The console release then slipped to April and now it looks like European gamers will have to wait until June at least.

Nintendo has released its hand-held console, which is good news for the company as its release is now not as much in competition with the Sony PSP release as it was. This may be why Sony decided to announce the delay and give their reasons, to prevent gamers from being fed up of waiting and purchasing a different console instead.

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116.3.2005 4:10

erm..nintendo have released their console already. how reliable is this???? Dan x

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