PS3 is not printing money

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Dec 12, 2009

PS3 is not printing money by shito at 8:36 PM (3,969 Views / 0 Likes) 49 replies

  1. shito
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    source: http://kotaku.com/5424759/report-sony-stil...-every-ps3-sold
    moral of history, don't buy a ps3, get a wii instead [​IMG], i hope sony will do it right on next gen
     


  2. prowler

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    I'm still buying a PS3...
    Its the bluray that's making it cost too much.

    Edit: Nintendo should add a DVD channel. (just wanted to stick it in here)
    +EDIT: and a Music player channel. (Homebrew devs have done it, why can't they?)
     
  3. Gore

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    How is that the moral of the story? Err.... history..
     
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    looks to me like a statement from a wii fanboy
     
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    You're still forgetting the software side. Sony DOES have a billion and half exclusives out, and nine point four zillions exclusives coming out.


    Moral of the story:

    I spent too much time typing this.
    I'll be happily playing my ps3, wii, and pc in a corner.

    I may pick up a banned 360 for 70 bucks though. Pre-modded!
     
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    Does that really matter? It's still a good system.
     
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    Don't for get the accessories as well, I'm pretty sure they make a good profit on them as well.
     
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    i'm not a fanboy, stil have my ps2 slim right here, i wanted to buy one, but a ps3 stil cost a hell lot of money in my country T_T (but i'm happy with psp:D)
     
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    Seems like quite an amusing position. Now there just needs to be an advert from them pleading for people not to buy them [​IMG]
     
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    it doesn't matter if its not printing money, its one of the best systems out there (like ps2)
     
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    yeah i also think the bluray makes it expensive. a bluray player alone cost like 200 dollar.
     
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    It's not really a big deal for Sony. They don't just make consoles you know? I'm sure they have some sort of equilibrium with the products they sell for whatever price, and how much they make off of it.
     
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    They aren't losing much compared to what they're going to gain. The original PS3 had a Blu-Ray drive to make Sony win the format-war thus bringing a whole new bunch of licensing possibilities giving them money.
     
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    They killed the disc drive's ability to understand DVD-Video commands in a recent drive revision (to stop flat- and softmods), so such a channel would not work with current ones.
     
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    This almost makes me want to buy a PS3 so Sony loses money [​IMG]

    nah, j/k
    I would buy it if I had the money [​IMG]
     
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    theres so many other divisions to support SCE its not even funny
    TV, camcorders, camera's, surround sound systems, cell phones, sony pictures, sony music, ect...\

    just like MS, even though the first xbox was a complete failure, and it took a long time before the MS games department to finally make money again, they kept just throwing money at it from windows profits and such
     
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    I'm sure Sony will start making their money back off 3rd party game publishing royalties, and their own software titles they sell.
     
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    Well, the more PS3's Sony sells, the more games they sell. Since there's yet to be a way to pirate PS3 games, that $37 per system should be filled relatively soon.
     
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    I don't see why this is "news." Sony and Microsoft have always lost money with each console sold. They rely on software. That's the only way Nintendo can survive as ONLY a game company. MS and Sony are GIANTS in the realm of consumer electronics, so they can afford to lose money on the hardware. They've done this with every home console they've sold.
     

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