News Roundup: The perilous path to PlayStation2

In the bid to get the Playstation2 out of the shops and into your house, Sony faces a wealth of obstacles

The PlayStation2 is finally on its way to the hordes of fans who have been clamouring for this arrival for months. But has Sony planned the launch with the military precision such a hotly awaited product deserves? Initial shortages caused problems in the States and soon Sony's new game console is going to have to compete with Microsoft's grown-up Xbox. Stay tuned to ZDNet for PS2 news as it happens. NEWS:
PlayStation2 sales hit $165m in first three days
Fri, 10 Nov PlayStation2s are selling like hot cakes Sony wants UK to reclassify PlayStation2
Thu, 02 Nov If Sony can't get its way and have the PS2 classified as a computer, it could take legal action againtst the EC PlayStation2 arrives in US
Thu, 26 Oct Initial shortages will amount to a small, short-term problem for Sony's new game console, analysts say. The real challenge is competition. Can you say Xbox? Sony gambles with PlayStation2 game console
Mon, 23 Oct Biggest risk for Sony is potential inability to produce enough machines to meet heavy demand Will PlayStation2 survive Xbox onslaught?
Wed, 04 Oct Sony's PlayStation2 superconsole will be dwarfed by Microsoft's upcoming Xbox. But Sony could have the last laugh Early bird gamers will get their PS2s, says Sony
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