PS3 dev kits in short supply

Sony ships out more than 100 development kits for its next-generation console; says it can't manufacture enough to meet publisher demands.

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TOKYO--Sony Computer Entertainment is starting to ship out its development kits for the PlayStation 3, but it's facing the same issues it had with the PSP. According to its own officials, the company can't manufacture enough to meet everyone's demand.

In an interview with Jiji News, SCE president Ken Kutaragi revealed that his company has shipped more than 100 PS3 developer kits to game publishers in Japan, America, and Europe. However, he also stated that SCE is running out of parts, and it can't ship enough units to meet the requirements of the publishers.

Presumably, the PlayStation 3 is slated for release in spring 2006 in the US. For more details on the PS3, check GameSpot Hardware's complete coverage of the console.

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