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Speculation: Sony losing $260 on every PS3 shipped?


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345w ago - According to writer Greg Howson over at the Guardian.co.uk (linked above), he has done some number crunching and believes that the PS3 could be losing $260 on every PS3 shipped!

Here is his reasoning: On Sony's own figures, the games division made a loss of $130 for each PlayStation 3 shipped. Let's assume that it's making pots of money on the PSP and the PlayStation 2: the PS2 is now hugely profitable and still sells more games than anything else.

These two platforms 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.

Sound like a realistic estimate? Of course, only Sony knows for sure...



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#1 - pikacom - 345w ago
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do you know in aproximately how many weeks or years we will enjoy of a single and new format instead of the dvd format?

don't you think it will costs much more to sony to rebilitate her ps3 if they lose the hddvd/bluray war?

 

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