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70% lower? Just a few months ago they were losing 40 dollars a console with the cheap version. i wonder which report is true



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Oca - Both.



They could have been talking about the big PS3 a few months ago. If they are talking about the Slim, I could see this being true.



Guys.... just cause the slim isn't on shelves doesn't mean it is a future model. LOL... for them it is a current model because they are probablly producing them already



Even if we say it cost $900 at launch which is probably too high 70% would be $270.

so they've been bleeding badly for 3 years trying to drop the price desperately and they are still losing money. Now all the sudden they can drop the price $100 and make a $30 profit? Color me high skeptical.



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Well if it cost $850 to make at launch as Isupply said, 70% down would be $255. The thing is...they sell PS3 to retail, who then mark it up to make a profit. So if it is sold for $400 to you and I, Walmart bought it for $340...so it would be about $95 in profit per unit. My issue with it is if they drop the price $50 or $100 then you can buy it for $350 or $300, but Walmart buys it for...$255 or $297. In which case all the gains could be wiped out again. But its hard to say, Sony said that the game division profitability was down this quarter anyway. 



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Retailers don't make barely anything on consoles, they make the money from games and accessories. I doubt they make more than 5-10 bucks on a console alone.



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Uh so there making money, that's good.



 

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JEDE3 said:
Guys.... just cause the slim isn't on shelves doesn't mean it is a future model. LOL... for them it is a current model because they are probablly producing them already

Agreed. This could be very well the case. Aren't they cleaning the older model with a lot of different bundles? They most likely stopped producing the regular PS3 and moved to the slim, which could be 70% cheaper to produce than the original model.



John - why so skeptical? a few months ago they were only losing 10% per PS3... MAYBE!... JUST MAYBE!!!! the ps2 isnt as profitable as everyone made it seem. Ever think of that? But of course when I got in arguements and said they dont work for sony and they have no clue how profitable PSP and Ps2 were and it might not all be from Ps3 I got laughed at.