On Friday, Merrill Lynch predicted the launch of the PlayStation 3 console could be delayed by 6 to 12 months from its current spring 2006 window. This could result in a Fall launch in Japan and an early 2007 launch in the U.S. Merrill also predicted the manufacturing cost of the console could be much higher than previous estimates of around $500 per unit. Try more like $800 per unit after accounting for a $100 loss per unit. Based on these news, Sony saw its stock price sink 3.6 percent today, dropping to 5,300 yen ($45) per share.

Did you hear that? It’s as if millions of voices (of Sony fanboys) suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. Yeah, it looks like the Xbox 360 will have an 18-month head start on Sony, not just a 5-month lead as previously thought. I knew that there was no way Sony could sell its console in the $400 price range with all of the features that they’ve been touting. Read ’em and weep fanboys–no new playstation until next year. Oh, I’m afraid the Xbox 360 will be quite operational when your games arrive.

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  1. Big ups to the other geeks that recognized the two Star Wars quotes in the post.

    #1 by Nugget — February 20, 2006 @ 5:44 pm

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