The multimedia home entertainment platform known as the PlayStation 3 is in the clear when it comes to production qualms. Howard Stringer and Sony both have made it public that the console is getting a smooth production line with little to no problems. Back during launch, blue laser diodes were rare and caused shortages
of the system, but now Sony is stating 1.7 million diodes are being manufactured for the PS3 and standalone Blu-ray players. As one representative put it, "Production problems have now ceased, we're in full production as far as PlayStation 3 is concerned and there's a steady chain of supply in North America, Japan and Europe."
That's great news! Even though sales don't currently merit a large production increase in the expensive console, a mass production effort like this may in fact assist in lowering costs of production. Couple this with the upcoming onslaught of games, you'll have the notion Sony is prepared for something big to happen with their consoles. Because, let's face it, nobody likes seeing giant piles of boxes
in their favorite video game store.