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Blue laser shortage turns Sony into Solomon

updated 03:20 pm EDT, Wed August 30, 2006

Blue laser shortage & PS3

Recently, Sony discovered that it has a critical problem: too few lasers for its Blu-Ray products. Faced with sacrificing movie players, the PS3, or both, Sony has decided to suspend all shipments of lasers for products that aren't the PS3. Sony hopes this will allow them to hit the quota of four million consoles by year's end, but the effects of this may be severe for the non-gaming market. Many (though not all) third-party manufacturers are dependent on Sony's lasers, and without planned Christmas offerings, their profits may take a major hit. A shortage of movie players may also discourage the adoption of Blu-Ray as a format.




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