Microsoft to increase Xbox shipments after PS3 delay

By Derek Sooman on March 22, 2006, 7:31 AM
Microsoft has announced that it is to double shipments of its Xbox 360 video-game console, in order to take advantage of a delay in Sony's PS3 launch. And after all - why not? They would be fools not to. The PS3 delay is not doing Sony any favours.

Two to three times as many Xbox 360 machines will be sent to retailers beginning this week, Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft said today in a statement. Microsoft, which ranks second to Sony in the $28.5 billion video-game industry, accelerated production by adding Celestica Inc. as a third manufacturer.

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bushwhacker said:
I read the newspaper in PS3 Delay in Toronto Star... PS3 Shipment supposed released in early/mid spring... but Sony forced it to delay to November... Not good :eek:
DragonMaster said:
And the initial crashing 360s problem made a lot of people I know wait for PS3 instead. Also the fact that it's less powerful, it's M$ and other reasons.
crossfire851 said:
I haven't seen any X360's since the release date. So what I don't get is why?
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