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Sir Cedric said:
gentian said:
But nobody outside Sony seems to know what percentage of the 1.9 Million is ordered and what percentage has been made in the hope of future orders.

"To Sony, shipped has always meant 'sold' and shipped to retailers,'" Karakker notes. "Microsoft views 'sold' as what has been sold to retailers but could be sitting on pallets in warehouses or stacked on store shelves. 'Sold' to Sony has always meant what the consumer has actually purchased."

I don't know if I'd put too much stock into what this guy says. He's not in the upper levels of management, just a pr guy talking to a reporter. 

Oneda is one of the big guns at Sony and anything he says at an official earnings conference can have serious legal implications if incorrect.