It looks like the PS3 launch is not going to go well at all. The system seems to be rushed a bit... is it really worth selling 500,000 units for the holidays with all the potential problems with the Blu-Ray lasers. It looks like Japan is going to get screwed when it comes to getting 100,000 units... then again I wouldn't be surprised if they just sent all the faulty units to America haha.
As a PlayStation 2 fan it looks like I'm going to have to wait a long time before buying a PS3. Although I do live in America for $ 600, shortages and potential Blu-Ray problems it is just not worth it to be an early adopter with the PS3.