Sony has claimed that it is still trying its best for a Spring release of the PS3, but that this could face delay if industry specifications for some of its technologies are not finalised soon. A spokesperson for the company said that they were currently awaiting final specifications on some of the technology they are using in the PS3, including the Blu-ray drive.

"We're waiting for them until the last possible minute, but the launch could be pushed back if they're not decided soon," the spokeswoman said. If the PS3 is not ready in time, the company will choose the next best timing for the launch, she said.