Sony intends for things to be different when the PlayStation 3 is released on November 11 in Japan and November 16 in North America. When Sony announced the launch date and price for its next-generation console, it said that it would ship 4 million consoles by year end and another 2 million by March 31, 2007.
Last week, we learned that manufacturing has yet to begin on the PS3. Despite that, and contrary to rumors that Sony plans to lower its aim on shipments, the company still plans to have 2 million PS3s available on November 11 and is sticking to its guns on the end-of-year target of 4 million consoles. In a statement, the company reiterated that it is "still on schedule to ship 2 million units for our mid-November 2006 launch and additional 2 million units by the end of the year for a total of 4 million units."
Credit: ars technica