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 In 2008, Stringer stated that the PS3 incurred a $3.3billion loss (http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/stringer-wii-business-model-superior-to-ps3s/014766). This was when the PS3 was doing poorly and had a very high price tag. He stated that the 'PS3 could not make back the money that it had lost' for as long as he lived (he still lives btw).

A few days ago, Tretton stated that if the PS3 sold 80million, it would be regarded as a 'great' success (http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2013/11/22/jack-tretton-ps3-would-be-a-great-success-if-it-ended-at-80-million-units-sold/). 

So the question I want to ask you is do you think that the PS3 as a success?

Also do you believe that Sony has recouped the majority, if not all, of its losses with the PS3?



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it was a sucess in the develope ment of gaming.
it was a loss in sony's pockets.


I made this exact same thread a year or two ago. I think there was a poll, too. It'll be interesting to see opinions as the compare to before. PS3 seems to be doing better, now.

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A lot of losses in the first few years - but a profit now thanks to PS+ and the software releases/sales.

A huge loss in the begining, but PS4 will make it back within 2 years, so long as PS Plus is successful.

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It was a huge success for the games it had, but it was a huge flop financially.

d21lewis said:
I made this exact same thread a year or two ago. I think there was a poll, too. It'll be interesting to see opinions as the compare to before. PS3 seems to be doing better, now.


Care to share the link? Would be  great to see how opinions have changed over the year.



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btw guys, how do I add a poll?

 

Edit: Added one :D



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It was a financial failure and a market share failure in tterms of maintaining the dominance of the PlayStation brand. It was a success in terms of making BluRay the HD movie format and it did maintain the PlayStation brand fairly well after a rough start. So I'd call it a mixed bag, depending on perspective.

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aryu said:
d21lewis said:
I made this exact same thread a year or two ago. I think there was a poll, too. It'll be interesting to see opinions as the compare to before. PS3 seems to be doing better, now.


Care to share the link? Would be  great to see how opinions have changed over the year.


I'm on my phone at work right now.  I'll probably have to do it tomorrow.

 

Just google VGChartz was PS3 a success and it'll probably pop up.



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