Sony drops factories in order to better focus on Playstation 2.
Sony recently announced that, in a move designed to be able to better focus on the Playstation 2, Sony will be selling off two factories to the Selectron corporation. Sony will experience a drop in production on items such as car audio units and satellite navigation systems, but the company is obviously viewing their upcoming 128-bit system as their primary concern at the moment.
One concern that arose from the deal was the future of the employees at the two factories Sony is scraping. Apparently, Selectron will give these employees the opportunity to remain at the plants and to be protected under the company's umbrella.
We're all aware of the drastic shortage of Playstation 2 consoles that are to be in stores on October 26th. The problem is said to be due to manufacturing difficulties the company has experienced, but according to sources, the problem is not related to the system's DVD capabilities.
10/18/2000 Bryan Keers