Sony builds a new production plant.
On March 4th, Playstation 2 console was finally released. The demand for it was so high that the units didn't even have a second to sit on the store shelves. There weren't enough systems available for quite awhile and it is still somewhat hard to get in countries outside of Japan.
Now Sony has finished with building a $654 million production plant that would boost the availability of the PS2s by producing more graphics synthesizers. The plant is located 600 miles away from the capital in Isahaya, Japan. This is another accomplishment in part of Sony after they struck a deal with Compaq earlier to use their facilities to build parts for PS2. These moves suggest two things. The company is trying to hold on the promise to deliver 500,000 units of the system per month. In addition, this is good news for gamers outside of Japan because the higher output will increase the supply of the console in United States and Europe at its launch.