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PS3 Production 'In Full Swing' 69

1up is reporting on comments from Phil Harrison, saying that the PS3 is in full production mode. There are apparently already 10,000 devkits out there, and something like 100 games in the pipe already for the console. From the article: "Sounds pretty much like the usual rah-rah, go-team kind of stuff you'd expect to hear before a major system launch, but mentions of third-party support become far more interesting when you learn that many folks, both within Sony and without, are apparently 'scared of the wrath of Phil Harrison,' according to a Guardian source. Are third-party developers as excited and supportive as Harrison would have us believe, or are they just scared of receiving a Sony-flavored beat down?"
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PS3 Production 'In Full Swing'

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  • by fullphaser ( 939696 ) on Thursday August 03, 2006 @02:28PM (#15841494) Homepage
    Developer's PS3's all catching on fire, sony claims lack of fans...
  • Bizarre! (Score:5, Informative)

    by Threni ( 635302 ) on Thursday August 03, 2006 @02:28PM (#15841496)
    Why not link directly to the article here, instead of going via some other site?,,1 835502,00.html []

  • So modchips will be available when?
    • Sony have quite cleverly declared that the PS3 will be completely region-free. The implications of this are that they can then get modchips outlawed completely, even in countries like Australia where they've been ruled legal. After all, if there's no regioning in the system, the only reason to get a modchip is to play 'backups' (which we all know is basically a synonym for 'pirated copies') and the occaisonal homebrew.
      • Occasional homebrew??? My modded xbox broke a little while ago and I went out and got a new one and a new modchip for the sole purpose of running homebrew applications like xbmc and gentoox.
      • Perhaps they saw how few people bothered with a modchip on the Gamecube because its region restrictions could easily be cracked with an easily available disc.
  • by Anonymous Coward
    Why exactly would they be afraid of Phil Harrison? I mean, what's Harrison going to do, throw a chair at them?
  • Yeah, yeah. What would a reporter expect him to say?
    Considering that the console is due on the scene in only 4 months, I would hope that developers had all the tools they needed by now. This isn't realy much of a statement, and actually seems like a backhanded admission that things haven't been going well up to now.
    "All the pieces of the puzzle are there..."
    To dust off an old chestnut, do you want a cookie or something? Why is this worthy of Slashdot news?
  • Homer: Hummm... Sony-flavored beat down (drooling noises).
  • Round One. (Score:2, Interesting)

    by cjkeeme ( 980951 )
    According to a report, about 200 thousand component sets were shipped to Asus in June, which means that the company is in position to build 200 thousand game consoles. Seems like a nice start for Sony.
  • Well I thought perhaps the anti-sony slant here had calmed down, but it seems to be back again - how long did it take to find a blog with a negative slant on a story about manufacturing?

    Time to re-activate the 'zonked' tag.
    • I used to worry about Zonks posts, but lets be honest, who really cares how much microsoft is paying him to shill? Once everything is released we'll all be off to sources we trust to help make our decisions anyway.
      • I don't really care either (doubting that these posts to SLashdot are having any kind of influence in the world at large), but it would be nice for historical record if a tag trail were there to remind him and the rest of us what once was.
    • Sony is facing a struggle over its PlayStation 3, with critics concerned about the processor and the price. Jack Schofield reports on the next stage in the console wars.

      This is taken from the guardian newspaper. [] I don't think it took much surfing to find a negative view about Sony's PS3. In fact, I would go so far as to say that it is not just a slashdot slant (as with most things), there are a lot of people who don't like what has happened. The only one with a slant, it would seem, is you.
      • I agree it's easy to find negative stories about the PS3. There are also positive stories - such as PS3's going to manufacturing. What is a slant is when you take a positive or neutal story and put negative spin on it - after all, if there are so mnay negative stories already why try to spin the neutral ones in that direction as well?

        I have no slant of my own, I think all three next-gen consoles have compelling features. I would just like to see straightforward reporting here instead of commentary that m
  • by acomj ( 20611 ) on Thursday August 03, 2006 @03:49PM (#15842176) Homepage
    100 games in the pipe...No wonder my email is so slow...

    Oh wait.. tubes, not pipes.

    Never mind.
  • Not terribly long ago, Inquirer ran a story [] about how the Cell processor in the PS3 suffered from a rather striking lack of local memory (e.g. cache) bandwidth. "Striking," as in the read bandwidth being something like 3 orders of magnitude slower than the corresponding write bandwidth. I'm curious whether this problem was fixed by spinning new silicon, or whether Sony must ship their flawed boxes as-is.

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