Just when we thought the whole Playstation 3 release date rumor mill couldn't
get any more out of control, there is a new statement from a Sony official. The
financial news giant Bloomberg posted a story that quoted Sony spokesperson Kei Sakaguchi saying “there is no
change in our original plan,'' and that the Playstation 3 is planned to be
released in "spring'' of 2006.
Although the company is still sticking to their original statements, the
investment community is not believing the story as they take Sony down about 7%
in the last two trading days on the Japanese stock exchange. It appears that
Sony is trying to release the PS3 in some regions as early as Spring 2006, but
they can meet a problem of delayed components and that would put the whole
production on hold.