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Sony's Chubachi Calls PS3 Shipment Goals `Achievable' (Update5)
By Yoshinori Eki and Teo Chian Wei
Dec. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Sony Corp., the world's biggest maker of video-game machines, said it expects to meet PlayStation 3 shipment targets this year, two weeks after production delays prompted the replacement of the console's creator.
The company will ship 2 million players by Dec. 31 to the U.S. and Japan, President Ryoji Chubachi told reporters in Tokyo today. Ken Kutaragi, the PlayStation's founder, was removed from daily management on Dec. 1 after a parts shortage forced the company to cut its goal from 4 million.
``Availability has been a bottleneck,'' Chubachi said. ``But those targets are achievable. I don't think we need to revise our shipment targets.''
Meeting the projection would help restore investor confidence in Sony and its Chief Executive Officer Howard Stringer after the company forecast its lowest profit in five years. Sony, which has lost half its market value since 2000, today reiterated its plan to ship six million PlayStation 3s by March 31.
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