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[fud]Sony still losing $50 on every PS3 sold

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Even with all of the recent production revisions of the PlayStation 3, according to iSuppli as well as other sources, Sony continues to lose money on the PlayStation 3. On the $399 PlayStation bundle, Sony is still losing almost an incredible $50 per console sold.

While the company has taken every step to reduce costs, the reality is that the PlayStation 3 is an expensive console to manufacture. The decision to drop the backward compatibility by dropping the use of the Emotion Engine from the PS2 helped the company reduce prices, but at the same time many Sony fans are unhappy about the lack of backward compatibility in the latest units.

As with all consoles, the ability to move to die sizes on some of the chips and improved yields have helped improve the bottom line. The size reductions have also allowed Sony to use a less powerful power supply, which also has helped drop the bottom line while at the same time improving cooling performance.

While consoles are sold at close to break even in the best of situations, lackluster software sales have also hurt Sony’s ability to recover costs associated with the console. Our sources are suggesting that Sony is planning another cost reduction move for the PlayStation 3 after the holiday season that will see the company get close to the break-even point, while at the same time put the company in a much better position for the long-awaited price drop that many are hoping will get PS3 sales moving in the right direction again.
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Still they money comes from sold games.. that's the logic behind it, once you have the platform you are guranteed to spend more money on games & accesories for it.

anyway the printers market is about the same, hence prices of ink still high.
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wow, thats actually alot.

Isent it the blue ray technology that makes these things more expensive as any other console out there?
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wow, thats actually alot.

Isent it the blue ray technology that makes these things more expensive as any other console out there?
No, it's the Cell CPU, having a HDD, wireless controller, a solid unit with a massive heatsink, and the BD reader that make it expensive.
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Taking one for the team!

And they manage to keep the quality of the hardware to such high standards (lack of EE being the exception), this really kicks M$ in the balls in comparison. Cheap DVDROMs FTL.

You'd figure that not having to manufacture a proprietary HDD cage would be less expensive as far as HDD goes though, right?
    
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