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Kutaragi reveals Euro PSP production fears

May 31st by Johnny Minkley

Sony may yet face further difficulties in supplying PSP units to Europe in time for the system’s September 1st launch – with SCE president Ken Kutaragi revealing that production may need to be outsourced to offset global shortages.

Speaking to Bloomberg, Kutaragi commented: "We have to somehow increase our production capacity as we're not prepared to start selling in Europe, we've run out of units in the US and it's still selling well in Japan.

"We're making the key components here, but we're looking to expand assembly of the product outside of Japan.” China and Taiwan were cited as options.

PlayStation Portable was originally intended for launch in Europe in March 2005, but has suffered delays as a result of the shortages in other territories.

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