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Is Nintendo waiting on Sony?

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StuOhQ said:
Bandorr said:

Are you drunk? This reads like the ramblings of a drunk.  The PS5 will probably sold at a loss.  I'm actually not sure what console has ever been sold (at the start) at not a loss.  Probably even the switch was sold as a loss.

And again you're comparing a $60 game to a game console that has no price or release date.

The Gamecube was always sold at a profit. Nintendo actually made more money than Sony during that stretch with GBA plus GCN. Microsoft lost nearly $1B on the original Xbox - it was never sold at a profit to my knowledge. 

That is interesting information. Yikes at the 1B, but neat at the gamecube.



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Bandorr said:
StuOhQ said:

The Gamecube was always sold at a profit. Nintendo actually made more money than Sony during that stretch with GBA plus GCN. Microsoft lost nearly $1B on the original Xbox - it was never sold at a profit to my knowledge. 

That is interesting information. Yikes at the 1B, but neat at the gamecube.

I think it was several billions in losses for the xbox. Apparently MS made a rookie mistake when signing contracts with nvidea, making the main components keep their initial price. So manufacturing costs of xboxes stayed about the same over the years, meaning MS bled more and more money with retail pricecuts.



Nu-13 said:
Bandorr said:

That is interesting information. Yikes at the 1B, but neat at the gamecube.

I think it was several billions in losses for the xbox. Apparently MS made a rookie mistake when signing contracts with nvidea, making the main components keep their initial price. So manufacturing costs of xboxes stayed about the same over the years, meaning MS bled more and more money with retail pricecuts.

Between you two I'm tempted to google some of this because I've never heard it before.

But I'm also really lazy. I wonder which one will win out?



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Bandorr said:
Nu-13 said:

I think it was several billions in losses for the xbox. Apparently MS made a rookie mistake when signing contracts with nvidea, making the main components keep their initial price. So manufacturing costs of xboxes stayed about the same over the years, meaning MS bled more and more money with retail pricecuts.

Between you two I'm tempted to google some of this because I've never heard it before.

But I'm also really lazy. I wonder which one will win out?

Find out next time on... DRAGON BALL Z!!!!



Dulfite said:
Bandorr said:

Between you two I'm tempted to google some of this because I've never heard it before.

But I'm also really lazy. I wonder which one will win out?

Find out next time on... DRAGON BALL Z!!!!

^^^ This comment wins out :D



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Well Switch doesn't even directly compete with PS5 so why would they do it?



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

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Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

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Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

I've got a feeling that it'll be March when we get a Direct.



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Bandorr said:
Nu-13 said:

I think it was several billions in losses for the xbox. Apparently MS made a rookie mistake when signing contracts with nvidea, making the main components keep their initial price. So manufacturing costs of xboxes stayed about the same over the years, meaning MS bled more and more money with retail pricecuts.

Between you two I'm tempted to google some of this because I've never heard it before.

But I'm also really lazy. I wonder which one will win out?

You are about the same age as me yet you claim not to know Nintendo systems usually never sold at a loss.  In fact the Wii U was their only system that was sold at loss or near break even.  I believe it took it a year or two before it was not sold at a loss.  It isn't hard to see Nintendo's strategy when developing systems. If you have been paying attention since NES and Game Boy days then you would understand their strategy. 

They don't push for cutting edge but look for best parts available potentially years prior to develop a system that makes money and is affordable to the mass consumer.  Even when they were in power race from SNES to GC days home console wise they still demanded profit on each system sold.  They never have cared to push for power in handheld race because they have defeated all competitors when it comes to handhelds with systems that were always inferior in power compared to their rivals.

Last edited by sethnintendo - on 11 February 2020

If anything they would be doing it to avoid their own announcements being overshadowed. As long as they're not happening days apart I dont think they need to worry.



sethnintendo said:
Bandorr said:

Between you two I'm tempted to google some of this because I've never heard it before.

But I'm also really lazy. I wonder which one will win out?

You are about the same age as me yet you claim not to know Nintendo systems usually never sold at a loss.  In fact the Wii U was their only system that was sold at loss or near break even.  I believe it took it a year or two before it was not sold at a loss.  It isn't hard to see Nintendo's strategy when developing systems. If you have been paying attention since NES and Game Boy days then you would understand their strategy.  They don't push for cutting edge but look for best parts available years prior to develop a system that makes money and is affordable to mass consumer.

Age and knowledge don't go hand and hand all the time. Just because I have a Nintendo doesn't mean  I know how much the Nintendo cost to make.

Same with every system. The only one I think I ever learned about is the PS3. 

Buying it doesn't give me knowledge about it.



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