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Sony Cuts UK PlayStation 2 Shipment

Sony Corp. has announced that it's cutting its initial U.K. shipment of PlayStation 2 gaming consoles from 200,000 to 165,000 units. The cut-back is due to a computer chip shortage, which also led to Sony halving its originally projected 1 million unit shipment to the U.S. Arriving in the U.S. on October 26, the next generation console made an estimated $165 million in its first 72 hours of release. In addition, PlayStation 2 has sold approximately 3.5 million units in Japan since its release there in March. Sony assures consumers that it will still meet its goal of shipping 100,000 units per week to the U.S. through the end of the year and have 3 million units in the States by March 2001.

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