Reports from Tomshardware
indicate that Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 games have started to appear on online gaming shops, and that the PS3 games have estimated ship dates of May next year
. This would indicate that the PS3 might be out at about that time. Tom's notes that online game stores have often recently turned out to be a very reliable source of information on release dates, so itís likely that there is something in this.
Expected shipping dates are November 1 for Xbox 360 games and May 1, 2006 - a date that could indicate the launch of the Playstation 3. Sony officials declined to confirm this date or to be more specific about a launch date. Game developers who preferred stay anonymous said the date "would certainly be in the right time frame."