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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.
Their financial reports say otherwise. This same story has been at Kotaku.

http://kotaku.com/5018899/sony-lost-...cing-imbalance

These reports of losses came STRAIGHT from Sony.
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not around here
Look online. I googled Blue-ray, and got results.
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Just in case anybody cares the losses they are experiencing are from the ps3 as a whole including R&D which was over a billion dollars closer to two from what i have read. The console itslef may or may not sell for profit now i tink somone pointed out it did but im not sure. The problem and its not really a problem just inst great is that sony may not recoup this lost r&d and early sales money. And this is due to a few reason. The market has become a lot more competitive.

Companies tend to try and leapfrog each other more often then before. Also the life cycle of the systems is getting shorter. IF you look at how long the ps1 and the ps2(which is still selling strong) sold for the ps3 might not have that lifespan. I know they expect it to last for 10 years but if microsoft comes out with another system in 5 sony will have to answer. With sony's current business model the ps3 will become mighty profitable however if they have to alter that then these costs may not be recouped but i guarantee if you look at what other sony sales have been driven by the ps3 they are in the green.
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post #54 of 68
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Look online. I googled Blue-ray, and got results.
where in canada?
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Oh and for those who say i hope they dont drop support for the ps3 they wont it wouldnt be wise. They will continue to produce, sell, and support as long as they cover there variable costs. The company has certain things it has to pay whether it makes 0 or 30000000 ps3's as well as 0 or 10 firmware updates. If they dont cover their variable costs then thats a whole different story.
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where in canada?
So I looked, and the store that I saw the one for $259.99 doesn't have it anymore. Probably a sale. But I found this one for $329, which is still cheaper than a PS3. I don't want to look anymore.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1204332499513

That said. I would say the PS3 is the best value Blue-ray player anyway, and retract my previous statements.

But I don't see why anyone would use it for just that.
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So I looked, and the store that I saw the one for $259.99 doesn't have it anymore. Probably a sale. But I found this one for $329, which is still cheaper than a PS3. I don't want to look anymore.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1204332499513

That said. I would say the PS3 is the best value Blue-ray player anyway, and retract my previous statements.

But I don't see why anyone would use it for just that.
my main intention for getting one was for Blu-Ray, but knew I'd eventually get the games to play on it, then relized that it can stream from my PC.... boy was I happy

Also sorry for bugging ya on the price, but i'm bored @ work and needed something to do.
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Their financial reports say otherwise. This same story has been at Kotaku.

http://kotaku.com/5018899/sony-lost-...cing-imbalance

These reports of losses came STRAIGHT from Sony.
Did ya even read my post? I posted a screenshot of their Q4 report. Of COURSE they lost $$$ in Q1-Q3. they had to launch a console...

PS3 returned p[rofitability faster than 360
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Well it's not fair to bring dvd into the fight because even one has a dvd player where as not everyone has a blu-ray/hddvd player.
I don't know, I think it's fair. They are both movie formats competing for the same consumer dollars. That spells head-to-head competition to me. And it's not just that people are sitting on the DVD players they already own instead of buying Blu-Ray players; sales of new DVD players are beating sales of Blu-Ray players.
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my main intention for getting one was for Blu-Ray, but knew I'd eventually get the games to play on it, then relized that it can stream from my PC.... boy was I happy

Also sorry for bugging ya on the price, but i'm bored @ work and needed something to do.
I have a PSP, so I watch movies on it that I stream from my PS3 over the internet when I'm not home. Oh, the possibilities.

No worries. I too am at work, so it gave me something to do
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