|Billy Gun said:
Sony will not leave the console race, just because there not doing as well this gen as they did last gen or the gen before. Isn't this only there second year to post a loss? and now they are starting to profit, it would be stupid to quit when they have so much ahead of them.
It's as silly as saying will Microsoft leave if Natal fails.
No, since Ps3 Sony game division only lost money
The problem is that the game divison was ony of the most profitable divisions in Sony.
I realy don't think that Move will be a disaster or make Sony get out of the console race, I think that Sony learned their lesson, they will make a cheapper console next time (I hope).
So Sony lost 4.7 billion since launch it also says Microsoft lost 4.2 billion neither of those statistics are good numbers for either company and neither of them are quitting!! hens why I said It was silly
Microsoft has more money to lose than Sony, the company as a whole posted usual profits in the previous years, thanks to Windows, even when Sony posted a billion dollar loss that could be all traced back to the PS3.
They might have started making a profit, but at the moment, it is barely in the black, and whenever the profits would grow they will be pushed to cut the price. It is impossible for them to recover the lost 5 billion, or even its majority in this generation.
The only reason why a company would keep a money-sinking segment is that they hope returns in the future. Seeing that the PS3 already lost the majority of the money that they earned in the previous two playstation generations, it is not unlikely that one of their last hopes is that the Move would give momentum for a next, more successful generation.
I personally think that even if it will fail, they will try at least one other trick than that, before quiting.