Originally Posted by jonny1989
ya but thats still less than sony with out the system repair problems sony is charging 499$ for a console that cost 700-800 to make,by the time that they make it to the 11 million mark they will be a lot deeper than M$.M$ is still only lossing about 100$ on every 360,thats about 2 360 for every one PS3.I dont know how many good game that are coming out in the next year but at about 50-100 hours of game play they had better have like 20 if they whant to make up for the losse of the PS3.
Think, my friend. With Blu-Ray making up over $200 of the initial
manufacturing cost, along with the Cell processor being cutting-edge technology...wouldn't you think that it becomes cheaper to manufacture Blu-Ray drives? Don't yields and manufacturing of brand-new processors get better over time? Xbox 360 uses disc technology that's been in the consumer market for years...dual-layer DVDs. Players for these discs began at hundreds and hundreds of dollars, but now you can get for for about $15. Find me a Blu-Ray player that costs the same. The point is that there aren't many components in the 360 that over time can make manufacturing cheaper. Cheaper enough for, say, a price drop. Of course, it's obvious now that MS uses cheap parts and cheap manufacturing processes, looking at the failure rate and all of the lawsuits, etc. Microsoft has no reason to have a price drop while Sony, with PS3 components being cheaper to make, has every reason I can think of. Maybe this is why Sony had a price drop after 3/4 of a year while MS has yet to actually release one after 7/4 years, and the rumored price drop amount (the one Mike from the Times somehow knows) is actually less of a percentage of the total price than the price drop Sony actually gave us.