From the “glimmer of hope” file, photos have surfaced on the web today from what appears to be the Sony Playstation 3’s assembly line:
You can see the full set of photos here.
Hopefully this is a good sign that actual PS3 are being completed for shipment this fall, and that the hardware is truly in final form.
P.S.: I saw a comment from a Digg user that I thought was very appropriate though: “Actually, those pics are of the entire stock of PS3’s that Japan is getting.”