View Full Version : Sony to use Asustek, Foxconn for PS3 manufacture

10-30-2006, 05:59 PM
It's been no secret that Sony has somewhat worried about supply when it came to the PlayStation 3. Part of their plan was to distribute the workload amongst many companies, though details were not set in stone. We've found out now that Sony will use Asustek this year to manufacture the new console, and next year Foxconn will manufacture them, starting in February. Given that the PS3 already is being sold at a loss despite its enormous pricetag, one must wonder how much changing manufacturers costs Sony. No word is mentioned on whether yet another company will be involved, but that is not likely considering Foxconn's size as a manufacturer. The last thing Sony will want is a shortage of units when they finally get around to releasing them.
Source: Link (http://www.techspot.com/news/23293-sony-to-use-asustek-foxconn-for-ps3-manufacture.html)

I have a good feeling about Asus making the PS3 but Foxconn....who is that?!?!?!?! how reliable are Foxconn's machines going to be??<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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10-30-2006, 07:07 PM
Desperate move to me...
I agree! If I get a console, I'll try to put my hand on one manufactured by Asus instead of this company I've never heard of...

11-26-2006, 09:43 PM
Foxconn is actually one of the biggest OEM manufacturers for motherboards. They typically provide stripped down, no frills solutions. Thier products are typically pretty reliable and of pretty good quality. Granted they don't make stuff thats as high performance as say an ASUS striker or crosshair. but good stuff non the less.