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That console makers lose money on every console sold is no real secret and the only real exception to that rule is Nintendo and the Wii - for everyone else it's a case of selling large amounts of games to recoup losses though.

Sony though may be making larger losses on the PlayStation 3 than they are willing to admit though, if an analysis of the recently release financial results is to be believed.

The Guardian had a quick look at Sony's latest spreadsheets and revealed that although Sony's game division has managed to reduce yearly losses from $2 billion to $1.2 billion, the news may not actually be all that good.

While Sony's figures indicate a loss of $130 on each PlayStation 3, The Guardian thinks it may be twice that and the figures are actually buoyed by the success of the PlayStation 2.

"[The PS2 and PSP] could easily have made a profit of $1.2bn in the year. In that case, the total PS3 loss would have been $2.4bn shared between 9.24m PS3 consoles, or $260 per PS3 — including any attached Sony games."

Ouch! It makes you feel even worse for any PlayStation 3 units that are still sat on shelves!
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Do you have like each News site refreshing every few minutes?
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I dont want to hear how overpriced the PS3 is anymore. If sony's taking a loss, clearly the PS3 is underpriced.
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Do you have like each News site refreshing every few minutes?
Probably has email alerts and Yahoo Messenger or something.
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"[The PS2 and PSP] could easily have made a profit of $1.2bn in the year. In that case, the total PS3 loss would have been $2.4bn shared between 9.24m PS3 consoles, or $260 per PS3 — including any attached Sony games."
That's a heck of an assumption. Take this worth a grain of salt
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I dont want to hear how overpriced the PS3 is anymore. If sony's taking a loss, clearly the PS3 is underpriced.
Quite. Sad... It is a rather nice piece of hardware. Hopefully someone can fully utilize a core such as the PS3's.
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I knew this sence the day PS3 came out. People with PS3 shoudl be lucky having such a expensive console.
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Do you have like each News site refreshing every few minutes?
RSS feed?
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That's a heck of an assumption. Take this worth a grain of salt
That's what I was thinking.
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HUUUUUUUGE ASSUMPTION...

WOW.

That's actually just stupid to assume that.
    
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