Sony confirms PlayStation 3 to launch this year
Although Sony hasn't formally nailed down a launch date for the PlayStation 3, the company has confirmed that the next-gen console will launch this year. Of course, Sony wasn't specific about where the PlayStation 3 will launch this year, so it may only launch in Japan this year, with North American available to follow in 2007. Sony made its 2006 commitment at the Taipei Game Show, where it displayed system mock-ups in lieu of actual hardware. That certainly lends credence to rumors that the console has been delayed, as originally, it was expected to launch in the spring.