Sony to use Asustek, Foxconn for PS3 manufacture

By Justin Mann on October 23, 2006, 8:06 PM
It's been no secret that Sony has somewhat worried about supply when it came to the PlayStation 3. Part of their plan was to distribute the workload amongst many companies, though details were not set in stone. We've found out now that Sony will use Asustek this year to manufacture the new console, and next year Foxconn will manufacture them, starting in February. Given that the PS3 already is being sold at a loss despite its enormous pricetag, one must wonder how much changing manufacturers costs Sony. No word is mentioned on whether yet another company will be involved, but that is not likely considering Foxconn's size as a manufacturer. The last thing Sony will want is a shortage of units when they finally get around to releasing them.

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