March 15 (Bloomberg) -- Sony Corp., the world's largest maker of video-game players, is maintaining its forecast of selling 6 million PlayStation 3 units for the fiscal year that ends in March, a spokesman said. Sony will provide estimates on May 13 for shipments of PlayStation 3 for the fiscal year that ends in March 2008, Nick Sharples said today in an interview at the Cebit trade fair in Hanover, Germany. Sony will start a beta test in April for a new interactive avatar-based community that will be integrated in the company's PlayStation, Sharples told reporters at a press conference in Hanover. Tokyo-based Sony had to postpone the PlayStation 3's European debut after a parts shortage for the machine's Blu-ray DVD player. Sharples said sales in Europe will start March 23. To contact the reporter on this story: Holger Elfes in Dusseldorf at firstname.lastname@example.org . Source Bloomberg This might mean 2 things 1) Sony knows that they cannot sell another 4 million consoles until March 31, and re-arranges it's target for next March or 2)Might be a typo and Sony is being (again) way too confident.