|Mr Puggsly said:
Past Sony console outsold the competition easily. Its so petty to see PS3 fans looking at timelines so PS3 appears to be more successful. I'm just stressing how poor the brand is doing. Huh, what? PS3 did outsell Xbox, from Nov 2006 till Jan. 2001 by 1.5 million units. And the brand is doing so poor, that PSP is the best selling non Nintendo console, and PS3 outsold Xbox pretty much everywhere except America and England. Yes, its doing really poor. Also, PS2 is still best selling console of all time...the most recognizable brand in gaming sure its putting a poor performance.
As mentioned, it was closer to $4 billion Xbox lost. Sony's gaming division lost like $5 billion since launching PS3. Hence, PS3 lost far more than $5 billion because its been losing profits made by PS2 and PSP as well.Wow, 5 billion, are you serious? Im sorry to dissapoint you, but sony lost about 3.5 billion on PS3. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=123850&page=1
The other machines you mentioned, I don't know how much they lost but I'm sure its small fraction of what MS and Sony has put into hardware.Uhh, how about the fact Dreamcast put SEGA out of hardware buisness? Isnt that million times bigger financial disaster than Xbox and PS3?
Pardon the late response...
It was able to outsell the 360 in the same time frame because Sony was willing to take massive losses to do so. MS could have widened the gap had they been willing to take massive losses as well. Losing billions with no real chance to earn it back isn't a success in my book. In a difererent post, I retracted how poor the brand was doing with PS3.
I'm confused by that chart. Between 2006 -2010 it shows Sony losing over 5 billion. In 2011 Sony made $500 million? Slighly less than Nintendo? Something isn't adding up.
Dreamcast didn't put Sega out of the hardware business. Massive competition did. Nintendo, MS, and Sony have much more money than Sega ever did. Sega couldn't compete and had more potential as a 3rd party developer. Which has worked out very well for them.
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