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Like, maybe to the tune of a billion dollars. Cripes, that's a lot of money.

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As for the culprit behind those projected losses, they appear to be due to the game division and then some. Bloomberg said responses from five of the analysts pegged Sony's game group as posting a quarterly loss of 121 billion yen ($1 billion), completely wiping out expected profits from the rest of the company's divisions. The gaming business more than offset gains from Bravia HDTVs and the box office performance of Spider-Man 3, according to the report.
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6170776...ewstop;title;7
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QUARTERLY losses of $1 billion...

Not good. Sony needs PS3 games.. NOW.
    
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But who will buy the games if not a lot of people own the actual system
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But who will buy the games if not a lot of people own the actual system
More people than you think own it. There are still like 1.2 million of them sold in the US alone: http://rh.blogtronix.net/Home/282 Worldwide around 3 million I believe.


Problem is that Sony looses so much money per unit.
    
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But who will buy the games if not a lot of people own the actual system
Once some good games start to roll out, people should start buying more PS3s. Once games are being bought, then Sony can actually begin to recover from their losses.

It wouldn't hurt for Sony to add some decent downloadable content to the Sony Store either. I don't think many people are buying those simple arcade-style games for ~$6 each.
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They were just too expensive to start, and everyone bought a Wii.
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More people than you think own it. There are still like 1.2 million of them sold in the US alone: http://rh.blogtronix.net/Home/282 Worldwide around 3 million I believe.


Problem is that Sony looses so much money per unit.
3 million PS3 x $200ish loss for each = $600M right there.
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More people than you think own it. There are still like 1.2 million of them sold in the US alone: http://rh.blogtronix.net/Home/282 Worldwide around 3 million I believe.


Problem is that Sony looses so much money per unit.
Yeah, the PC and PS3 both are suffering from a serious lack of high-end games. What's the point of DX10 or the PS3 (for gaming) if there are NO GAMES? WTH?
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post #9 of 12
Yes the PS3 is very expensive to build...and im not surprised its of very good quality + its Blu-ray.


However what brings in the cash is the games and thats what PS3 is currently lacking. However im thinking there will be a time in the year where a LOT of games will suddenly appear.
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AAA who needs a ps3 when theres the 360.lol
    
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