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Sony dismisses talk of 150k PS3 allocation

A Sony spokesperson has told <i>GamesIndustry.biz</i> that the size of the UK's PlayStation 3 allocation has yet to be determined - dismissing rumours that the figure has been set at 150,000 units.

A Sony spokesperson has told GamesIndustry.biz that the size of the UK's PlayStation 3 allocation has yet to be determined - dismissing rumours that the figure has been set at 150,000 units.

The rumours began after gaming website GameFront cited the figure as coming from the UK's Official PlayStation Magazine. The actual quote in the magazine reads: "Estimates suggest that UK stock allocation is likely to be in the region of 150,000 units, so don't expect to be able to walk into a shop and snatch one off the shelf on day one."

However, speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, a Sony spokesperson said: "We have yet to confirm allocation for the UK territory. We're on target to ship 2 million units globally at launch and 6 million units by end of fiscal year."

The PlayStation 3 is set to launch in the UK on November 17th, priced at GBP 425 for the 60GB model; Sony has yet to confirm whether the 20GB version will go on sale here.

Update #1: Confirmed that figure originated from OPS2; added magazine quote.

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