September 20, 2001
Microsoft to fall short of Xbox goal?
Author: JT Smith
Can Microsoft ship 800K Xbox consoles for a November launch day? Doubtful, say analysts polled for this Reuters report. Even Redmond isn't quite so sure these days, admitting that it won't actually know how many consoles will be available on launch day until a Mexico assembly line hits full speed. Now the company is saying 300,000 units for day of launch is as good of a guess as any as to how would be available.