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Sony recently announced their plans for Blu-ray disc production, which is set to begin the tail end of February. They stated that they will be ready to accept orders and manufacture 25Gb BR discs on a global basis.
The first production run will be out of Shizouka, Japan, and will cover Japan, and also export to the rest of the world. Then, starting in May, a Sony factory in Indiana will begin producing the discs as well, followed by Salzburg, Austria in July.
All throughout 2006, Sony has plans to add factories to produce the discs, supposedly reaching a capacity of 5 million units per month for the US and 2.5 million each for both Japan and Europe. By then, 30 factories should be up and running.
The 50 gb BR discs will not be ready to manufacture until late summer of 2006, as soon as all the plants have the ability to make them.
This announcement brings up more questions than answers, especially for PS3 gamers. If the Blu-Ray disc format is not even going to be manufactured until at least late Feb, a springtime launch doesn't sound feesible. Also later this year when the games and movies will be out, only about 5 million discs per month will be available, could this cause a shortage of games and movies?
Great article.. finally no x-box mention..lol j/k To reply to the post.. I think I remember hearing that the first gen PS3 titles wont use blu-ray. They are supposed to use conventional media disk until they can harness the capacity of the blu-ray. I may be mistaken.. I will check it out
ps3 Wanna be
Just wanted to point out it's actually Blu-ray (not Blu-Ray).
I think I've made this mistake in some of my articles.
Your right bhav it is Blu-ray.. good catch.. I almost made that mistake in my article about Durabis.
good article Dusty! Finally one with no mention of Xbox360 or Microsoft and has good relation to Sony and the PS3.
Nice piece, probably your best! Live!