Sony said yesterday that it would replace the peripheral cables for 1.3 million PlayStation 1 consoles destined for sale in Europe, in response to environmental concerns raised by the Dutch government earlier this week. A European Union rule forbids the sale of products that contain more than 0.01 percent cadmium; the Dutch say the cables pose a health threat because they contain between three to 20 times that amount. Sony questioned the Dutch regulators’ interpretation of the rule, but said it would replace the cables nonetheless. The company has no plans to replace PlayStation 1 cables outside of Europe.