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We've heard rumours of a delayed PS3 launch, but Sony is still promising Spring as its release target. Seems the next-generation DVD format war has been at the center of delay theories.

"The PS3 was touted as being the first high volume Blu-ray player. You want to have an installed base of players if you put out the movies," said Richard Doherty, analyst with Envisioneering, an industry research firm.

But fear not, a spokesman from Sony is saying it needs the earlier launch to stay competitive with the already-shipping Xbox 360.

Sony says PS3 still on track for spring launch []