According to DigiTimes.com, two Chinese-language newspapers are reporting that Sony production partner Asustek Computer began manufacturing PlayStation 3 consoles in early July.
After the first batch of PS3 shipments from Asustek, Foxconn Electronics (the registered trade name of Hon Hai Precision Industry) will also supply Sony’s PS3 game consoles when demand rises, indicated the Apple Daily. The paper cited sources at Taiwan component suppliers as saying that about 200,000 component sets were shipped to Asustek in June and the volume will grow this month. From September to October, the suppliers estimate to ship more than one million sets to the game console manufacturer, the paper added.
Looks like things are on track for a November launch.