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Blame the gas lol
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Blame the gas lol
That or global warming.
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post #13 of 68
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Won't happen, don't worry about that.



I don't know that they are yet. I'm pretty sure that only the Wii actually turns a profit per console sold.
They have been making money off the 360 for a while now.

But this news may mean that we might have to wait a little longer for a slimer version of the ps3.
    
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post #14 of 68
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Originally Posted by VulcanDragon View Post
Won't happen, don't worry about that.

I don't know that they are yet. I'm pretty sure that only the Wii actually turns a profit per console sold.
Keep in mind, the Xbox 360 has an average of 7 games sold per console, so if they aren't profitable yet, they're getting close (MS Hardware division turned a profit, but that is not the 360 individually.)

PS3 has a significantly lower attach rate, almost as low as the Wii. Unfortunately for them they were using the same "count on the games" strategy as Microsoft.
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Seeing as how I now own a PS3, I had better not see Sony drop support for it due to money issues. I highly doubt this will happen, but the article paints a grim picture.
Well if they do, at least you still have yourself a nicely priced blu-ray player

I doubt they'll drop support for it though
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post #16 of 68
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awhile ago i heard that when Halo 3 came out it actually pushed Microsoft into the profit margin for the Xbox 360
That can't be true. If it costs $450 to make, and you're selling it for $350, it doesn't matter if a game prompts more people to buy the system because it still costs $450 to make, and you're still selling it at $350.

But according to Robbie Bach, they are making money on it this year.

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post #17 of 68
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Won't happen, don't worry about that.



I don't know that they are yet. I'm pretty sure that only the Wii actually turns a profit per console sold.
MSFT has been selling at cost for a while now. As has sony. this article is... not worthy of the news section. It seems to me a biased editorial. A "general overview".

Sony hit break even months ago before they even switched the cell to 65nm process. It was all over mainstream places like kotaku and digg. I heard it on Sony defense force... they were QUOTING reputible news source so i beleieved it.
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post #18 of 68
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Sony as a whole maybe. But on the console side if they aren't going to see a return from the PS3 then they aren't doing good at all.
they are already seeing a return. Sony's gaming side has made a profit already. PS3's install base is huge and PS3 sales dominate in Japan, Europe and Australia. X360 is set to lose to PS3 worldwide if these trends continue, and they will.

XBOX is seen as "the big american shooter machine" everywhere else.
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post #19 of 68
Consoles aren't where you make your money. The games, and accessories, and little extras like that are where you make your money. If Sony loses $200 on every console, gets $20 back in their pocket for each controller, $30 in their pocket for the HDMI kit (wildly overpriced, btw), and like $10 for every game sold to go with that PS3, they will still turn a profit on even the most casual of users, and will turn a large profit on hardcore gamers who buy lots of accessories and games.
    
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they are already seeing a return. Sony's gaming side has made a profit already. PS3's install base is huge and PS3 sales dominate in Japan, Europe and Australia. X360 is set to lose to PS3 worldwide if these trends continue, and they will.

XBOX is seen as "the big american shooter machine" everywhere else.
I guess you didn't read the article. I quoted it for you.
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