rose 1.1% in early trading, despite an announcement of parts shortages, which will slow shipments of its PlayStation2, due to launch in the U.S. on Oct. 26. Sony's shares had fallen in Tokyo on the announcement.
Yet, videogame makers, whose shares have tumbled in recent weeks, were higher this morning.
was up 3.7% after
Credit Suisse First Boston
raised it to storng buy from buy, and
was up 4.5%.
jumped 12.2% after saying Sony's problems would not affect its earnings expectations.
Meanwhile, chipmaker and PlayStation supplier
reaffirmed its guidance for the third quarter, saying its projections already reflect Sony's scaled-back launch. LSI's shares were up 3.3% in early trading.