Idk or care how much profits a company makes, I care about the games they make. Losing money to solidify your position is also a strategic decision.
MS is doing it now with Gamepass, they're losing a ton of money on it in hopes that it will make a return in the future.
Similarly Sony was losing money last gen funding a ton of games letting their studios experiment and grow and it's paying off now. This gen they have half a dozen 10+ million selling IPs and more to come, with most of them looking to hit 15+ million, and Spiderman & TLOU2 will likely be 20+ million sellers. For comparison MS has ever had 1 game break 10 million.
The fact that the only time MS was remotely competitive with Sony was when Sony had their absolute lowest moment in playstation history says it all.
We are talking about the success of the brands not what you prefer to play.
PS didn't lose money because they invested into there games, they lost money because the hardware was a mess at launch, they also lost money on many 1st party titles and that wasn't because they were building, they just simply overspent on games that just didn't sell that well.
GamePass is definitely a long term plan. Lets not compare Sony's PS3 losings to MS's GamePass plan.
Also, why are you bringing up this gen? We are talking about the PS3 and 360. Sony is even luckier than Xbox this gen than Xbox was last gen because I can also argue the exact same point with the PS4 being super successful when Nintendo and Xbox had there lowest points in there history. Last gen, Sony screwed up which allowed the 360 to take off and the 360 did extremely well but still had big competition with the Nintendo Wii and the PS3 fight back. This gen Sony had two companies fall on there swords and basically had a free ride to success with no major threat like a Wii until Switch released.
And as d21lewis replied to you said "Let's give credit where credit is due."
Last edited by Azzanation - on 20 September 2019