- So this should have been obvious from a mile away, but Sony has finally admitted defeat and announced a delay until March 2007 in Europe, Russia, the Middle East, Africa, and Australasia.
- The reason Sony gave was:
"The delay in the mass production schedule of the blue laser diode within the Sony Group"
- The Japanese and North American release dates are unaffected, still set as 11th November and 17 November 2006 respectively.
- Sony is also sticking to it's forecast of shipping 6 million units worldwide between March 06 and 07.