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Dave Perry: Sony has lost more on PS3 hardware than it made on PS2!

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The PS2 is unquestionably one of the greatest successes of videogaming history. However, it appears that the high manufacturing costs of Sony's latest effort has negated all the profit they made from the PS2 hardware -- at least according to developer Dave Perry, with information obtained from research firm DFC Intelligence (via 1UP). It's estimated that the console, which cost Sony up to $260 of losses per system sold, has left Sony with a total loss of $3 billion in the PS3's life so far.

While these figures seem rather bleak, one has to note the careful language used in the report is specifically about hardware, not software. Ultimately, Sony's goal is to profit off of its first-party offerings, and the licensing fees imposed upon third party developers.

http://www.ps3fanboy.com/2008/08/19/dave-perry-sony-has-lost-more-on-ps3-hardware-than-it-made-on-p/

 

How can this be? I could of never guessed it.Discuss...



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There is already a thread about it =p...And I think there are even two threads about it yet.






konnichiwa said:
There is already a thread about it =p...And I think there are even two threads about it yet.
It's the August 20th Edition...Oh, well my fault...Didn't see them.