Sony has some more bad news for European PlayStation fans – the PS3 is not going to make its November 17th release date and will instead only be reaching shelves in March 2007. The reason for this is due to a shortage of essential blue laser diodes needed to manufacture both Blu-ray and HD DVD players. The PS3 is of course banking heavily on its integrated Blu-ray player and High Definition capabilities.
Launch dates for Japan and North America will remain the same, which are November 11th and November 17th respectively.
In spite of this delay Sony remains confident of its target to ship six million units by the end of 2007, but missing the Xmas market in Europe is going to be another sore blow for the PS3 and a another victory for the Xbox 360.