UK PS3 Launch Date Speculation
With the UK PS3 launch right around the corner, everyone wants the juicy details, and most especially, a release date. According to IGN, after "probing industry insiders," the possibility of a March 23 launch is very real.
One source apparently confirmed that at least one major publisher is preparing its launch titles for March 30, which makes sense, considering that day marks the end of the financial year. So maybe it will be March 30...? No online retailers will list an official date - the best Amazon will do is "March 2007" - but at the same time, Amazon does have several PS3 UK games labeled with the specific date of March 30. Hmm...
Sony UK hasn't provided a date, obviously, but the speculation continues. There is evidence that either March 23 or March 30 is a possibility, but either way, we are getting more and more confident in saying the PS3 will be available in the UK come March. Rumors of a delay have long since fallen by the wayside, and Sony's production issues have certainly been resolved. We'll let ya know when they've finally nailed down a date.
1/16/2007 Ben Dutka