Sony Corp said it will postpone the Japan launch of its new digital Walkman by 1 week over delays caused by a part malfunction.
According to an AP report, the portable digital music player NW-S203F, which was slated to hit Japanese stores this Friday, will instead go on sale on Sept. 23, according to Sony official Takashi Uehara.
The delay was due to the malfunction of a part used in the Walkmans, Uehara said, but refused to specify the part, the nature of the malfunction, or the number of units affected.
The move came after Sony said last week it would push back the European launch of its PlayStation 3 video game console by four months due to production delays.
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