China may be manufacturing PS2's
It has been reported that Sony Computer Entertainment is considering manufacturing Playstation 2 hardware in China. According to a Reuters report, Sony is closing in on the possibilities of what Chinese manufacturing could mean for their console and peripherals. Currently, PS2 hardware is only manufactured in Japan, however, the transition may help reduce costs for retail purposes.
"We are currently undergoing tests in China," a company representative commented. "We don't know yet when or how many units we intend to manufacture. Nor have we decided on the ratio for manufacturing between Japan and China's factories."
1/22/2002 Matt Stensrud