Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Microsoft to boost Xbox production

Seizes on delay of PlayStation 3

Sony's PlayStation 3 won't be available for at least eight more months, but all of a sudden Microsoft Corp.'s scarce Xbox 360 will be on store shelves in abundance. Microsoft, the number two game console maker behind Sony Corp., said yesterday that it will start shipping two or three times as many Xbox 360 machines to retailers per week than it has since the system launched last November.

The ramp-up comes less than a week after Sony confirmed rumors that PlayStation 3 won't hit stores until November and follows months of Xbox 360 shortages. It also means thousands more Xbox 360s will be available, giving Microsoft a chance to take advantage of the full year between the introduction of its console and Sony's latest. Details from the Reuters.

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