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View Poll Results: What country was your PS3 manufactured in?
My 20GB Playstation 3 was made in China. 22 16.30%
My 20GB Playstation 3 was made in Japan. 1 0.74%
My 60GB Playstation 3 was made in China. 87 64.44%
My 60GB Playstation 3 was made in Japan. 25 18.52%
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post #1 of 39 Old 11-29-2006, 08:18 PM - Thread Starter
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Just like it says, where was your PS3 made? Any insights on manufacturing differences?
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Made in Japan. Bought from Costco online.
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I thought they where made in Japan.

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yeah, mine's from china-- that sucks, I thought the entire first batch was made in Japan.
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How can you tell the difference?
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Look at the box.

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I've had 4 of them and their all made in China. Im going to keep buying and reselling em until I find one made in Japan.

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Just noticed...60 from China.

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I'm guessing the China ones are manufactured by Asus and the Japan ones are made by Sony. I wouldn't worry so much about having a China one.

At first, I thought the 60GB were made in Japan while the 20GB machines were made in China but this poll proves otherwise. We'll see if any Japanese 20GB ones show up.
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Did anyone notice any difference in quality between Japan made and China made?
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Did anyone notice any difference in quality between Japan made and China made?

I would venture to guess that only those who were able to procure more than one could tell us that. On second thought I guess if you had friend with one made in the other country you could compare.

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Mine's 60 gig china though don't think there's any difference whatsoever in construction or quality since it's not like they use cheaper parts. It could be due to export (ie. less expensive for them to build and ship them in bulk to North America from china rather than japan). I'm located in canada, and many of my sony products post 1990 production are made outside of japan such as china, malaysia and phillipines. However, even the sony products I owned that were made in japan were still prone to defects (sony d-ej01 cd walkman and 700dj cans)
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according to my box my 60gb is made in Japan.
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Well,

In the case of PS3 the made in China systems are superior.

(Cause that's what my box says and for the moment that's what I prefer to believe. Apologies to anyone lucky enough to get one from Japan.)

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Well,

In the case of PS3 the made in China systems are superior.

I have electronics made all over the world, Japan, China, Korea, Malaysia etc. etc. Generally I found that the place of manufacture has much less to do with quality as compared to brand name. For example, I wouldn't buy any Philips branded stuff no matter where it is made SONY on the other hand generally does have good quality no matter where it is made
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I have electronics made all over the world, Japan, China, Korea, Malaysia etc. etc. Generally I found that the place of manufacture has much less to do with quality as compared to brand name. For example, I wouldn't buy any Philips branded stuff no matter where it is made SONY on the other hand generally does have good quality no matter where it is made

A few years back I got a SONY 40 inch RPTV tabletop which was made in Mexico, it broke after a week, the replacement had a bad blue gun. Luckily Sony Service in San Diego replaced the gun instead of giving me a third unit... My ex has the set now, it still works...

My PS3 was made in China, as indicated on the box... as with all the accessories it came with.

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China does not mean it is low quality. The thing about China it is cheap to set up factories to produce product due to the under valued Chinese currency (1 yuan = 0.12USD), most manufactures and one that I personally deal with based here in San Jose set up factories that are 100% under their control and build new factories every few years to keep up with advanced production technology.

The old adage "you get what you pay for" holds true in China also. You can build cheap factories that produce crap (the crap that falls apart the first time a kid touches it) or you can build a unprecedented high end techno factory that produces the PS3.

I am sure Sony is in control of the PS3 construction wherever it is built.

The cheese fell off my cracker a long time ago...
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I am sure Sony is in control of the PS3 construction wherever it is built.

I agree.
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Heck, I'm glad mine was made in China and not in Mexico!!!

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from china
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its a 60
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Mine is 20GB and made in China...
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Mine was manufactured in Japan and it's a 60GB with no issues so far... But conserning the China made PS3's, if Asus does make them then there should be no issues. In my experience their computer components such as motherboards and video cards all exceed my expectations for reliabilty etc.
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China is booming and hungry right now. I would suspect Sony has certain standards of quality control and I would think it is not an issue. China does well with electronics.

Athough I have bought Honda's and Toyota's and although I didn't notice to my eye, the one's built here in the US had lower standards of Quality control. A toyota dealer owner showed me some of the differences. I was not too surprised.
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LOL. Why would anyone give a rats ass? Don't we have enough "vs." threads out there???

Must we be fished in a "Japan vs. China: Who's QC is better" debate?

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China 20gb here. Ive had 0 issues since the 17th, no locks ups or anything.
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I have 2 60GBs, one from Japan and one from China. I don't see any difference between the two.
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I would venture to guess that only those who were able to procure more than one could tell us that. On second thought I guess if you had friend with one made in the other country you could compare.

Looks like someone did procure more than one. TwinTurboZX, you are a lucky dog
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I want to give this a little bump to see if much has changed.

As of December 03, 2006.

My 20GB Playstation 3 was made in China. 17 -- 27.87%
My 20GB Playstation 3 was made in Japan. 0 --- 0%
My 60GB Playstation 3 was made in China. 33 -- 54.10%
My 60GB Playstation 3 was made in Japan. 13 -- 21.31%
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My 60GB PS3 was born in China!

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