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Sony will pay estimated $800 for ps3

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http://www.techpowerup.com/?9124
The attached pic below is the PS3 cost and xbox360 cost

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Wow thats rather alot lol..Hmmm i wonder what its official release price will actually be.
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Launch price will be what they think shareholders will suffer given attach rate (but given XBox 1 had a higher attach rate than PS2.. woah...)
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Interesting
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This topic has already been discussed quite extensively.

Yea, still pretty ridiculous for a console.
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Maybe there'll be enough used ones after a few years that I can get one cheap to replace my beat up PS2.
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Here's a link to a GameSpot article about this topic:

http://www.gamespot.com/news/6144600.html

What I found most interesting is that, given the manufacturing costs you described above, Sony would have to charge $699 for the PS3 to maintain the same loss-per-unit that they had with the PS2.

Q: Will anyone here buy a PS3 at that price? My guess is "no". Which means Sony will be losing their shirts to sell the PS3 at a price point that people will pony up for.

I'm sure the PS3 is going to be an amazing piece of hardware when it comes out, but I am really beginning to doubt the wisdom of some of their choices. It seems as if they have gotten ahead of themselves here. If anyone here holds Sony stock, you should dump it before it loses even more value. (It's lost what, 6% in the last two trading days? That's insane.)
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You have to remember they take a killing on the units but make it up in User Licensing (distributors have to pay to have that sony logo in their games, and the PS's won't play a game without it).

So between people licensing to run the games and their inhouse software they'll be fine.
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You have to remember they take a killing on the units but make it up in User Licensing (distributors have to pay to have that sony logo in their games, and the PS's won't play a game without it).

So between people licensing to run the games and their inhouse software they'll be fine.
They didnt make a cent off the PS2. The more it sells, the more money it loses. They get a very small amount for each game sold, and they get some good money off accessors (but no one buys every accessory on the market). And even with licensing it wont make up for the $400 or so they may be losing per unit..
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They have such a high fanbase in Japan though that I don't think it will mater how much it costs, but that is crazy if the price ends up being that.
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