”...early manufacturing issues [have been] resolved and we do remain focused on having one million PS3s in the pipeline by December 31, 2006.”That means that between now and December 31st, 2006, Sony needs to sell 27.8 Playstation 3 units per minute.
Then again this is going to be a worldwide figure, when I am sure they would want you and investors to assume this is a wholly US number.
The Xbox 360 moved 511,000 during that same month, the PS2 sold 664,000 units, almost as many as both combined.
Microsoft's most recent total puts the 360 in the hands of 8.5 million people total, on their way towards 10 million (which they wont make by the end of the year). What's most interesting is the number of (cheap) PS2's still selling out there. Looks like Sony is going to enjoy some healthy competition from itself as well.
I just feel sorry for the kid that asked for a PS3 but his parents got confused and thought they were getting a hell of a deal and bought a PS2 instead.