Although this came as expected since usually console makers can barely keep up with demand at launch, Sony is certainly hoping to gain momentum as it released the Playstation 3 in Japan this week. According to the few retailers that carried stock of the console, it was sold out before noon on most locations.

Sony has experienced a few setbacks during the late development of the Playstation 3, which have added to the criticism, in most part generated due to the high price of the console. The Japanese giant is however confident that they are boosting the best technology out of the three new consoles - that is along with the Microsoft Xbox 360 and the Nintendo Wii. In the meantime, U.S. gamers are awaiting the official launch in North America slated to take place this November 17th, when Sony expects to have 400,000 consoles available in retail.

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