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ATTENTION: PS3 fans, please DO NOT purchase a PS3 tomorrow, since you will be killing the very same company that you love.
 
 
 
 
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stewie-Y wrote:
Why are they losing money?


Because it costs $800-$900 bucks to make the system, and they are selling it for $600. But they make up for it in software...


Software costs like $80, and out of that how much does Sony get? like let's say roughly a very generous 20$.... what does this mean.....that everyone who buys a PS3 will have to buy 10 games for them to make up for it............................... No one buys that many games, barely do people buy 5 mostly less..... So they need to chomp away at 50% of the profits.... or something like that..........


You do realize that it's not free to make a game for a console, correct? That's where Sony makes back most of it's money. They sell the rights to publish a game for their system. And they also make money on accessories sold.
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Re: Sony losing mad loot on each PS3

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CommonerChaos wrote:


stewie-Y wrote:
Why are they losing money?


Because it costs $800-$900 bucks to make the system, and they are selling it for $600. But they make up for it in software...


Software costs like $80, and out of that how much does Sony get? like let's say roughly a very generous 20$.... what does this mean.....that everyone who buys a PS3 will have to buy 10 games for them to make up for it............................... No one buys that many games, barely do people buy 5 mostly less..... So they need to chomp away at 50% of the profits.... or something like that..........


Yea. Think about it. If everyone that buys a PS3 in america (400,000) and they buy 2 games. ($120) That's $48 million dollars right there. And it probaly only cost them about $5 million to make them all. So that's how they make up for them...
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man i hope after sony launchs the ps3 they will have some time for the freaken psp also with all that mony lose i dont think they will have mony for anything

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Re: Sony losing mad loot on each PS3

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Most of their money is made selling accessories anyways.
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Re: Sony losing mad loot on each PS3

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CommonerChaos wrote:


NavS. wrote:


CommonerChaos wrote:


stewie-Y wrote:
Why are they losing money?


Because it costs $800-$900 bucks to make the system, and they are selling it for $600. But they make up for it in software...


Software costs like $80, and out of that how much does Sony get? like let's say roughly a very generous 20$.... what does this mean.....that everyone who buys a PS3 will have to buy 10 games for them to make up for it............................... No one buys that many games, barely do people buy 5 mostly less..... So they need to chomp away at 50% of the profits.... or something like that..........


Yea. Think about it. If everyone that buys a PS3 in america (400,000) and they buy 2 games. ($120) That's $48 million dollars right there. And it probaly only cost them about $5 million to make them all. So that's how they make up for them...


So you're saying Sony gets all the money and the devs made the game for **bleep**s and giggles?
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Re: Sony losing mad loot on each PS3

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NavS. wrote:


CommonerChaos wrote:


NavS. wrote:


CommonerChaos wrote:


stewie-Y wrote:
Why are they losing money?


Because it costs $800-$900 bucks to make the system, and they are selling it for $600. But they make up for it in software...


Software costs like $80, and out of that how much does Sony get? like let's say roughly a very generous 20$.... what does this mean.....that everyone who buys a PS3 will have to buy 10 games for them to make up for it............................... No one buys that many games, barely do people buy 5 mostly less..... So they need to chomp away at 50% of the profits.... or something like that..........


Yea. Think about it. If everyone that buys a PS3 in america (400,000) and they buy 2 games. ($120) That's $48 million dollars right there. And it probaly only cost them about $5 million to make them all. So that's how they make up for them...


So you're saying Sony gets all the money and the devs made the game for **bleep**s and giggles?


Forget it. Theres not point in trying to explain it if you're gonna be a jackass about it..
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Re: Sony losing mad loot on each PS3

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CommonerChaos wrote:


NavS. wrote:


CommonerChaos wrote:


NavS. wrote:


CommonerChaos wrote:


stewie-Y wrote:
Why are they losing money?


Because it costs $800-$900 bucks to make the system, and they are selling it for $600. But they make up for it in software...


Software costs like $80, and out of that how much does Sony get? like let's say roughly a very generous 20$.... what does this mean.....that everyone who buys a PS3 will have to buy 10 games for them to make up for it............................... No one buys that many games, barely do people buy 5 mostly less..... So they need to chomp away at 50% of the profits.... or something like that..........


Yea. Think about it. If everyone that buys a PS3 in america (400,000) and they buy 2 games. ($120) That's $48 million dollars right there. And it probaly only cost them about $5 million to make them all. So that's how they make up for them...


So you're saying Sony gets all the money and the devs made the game for **bleep**s and giggles?


Forget it. Theres not point in trying to explain it if you're gonna be a jackass about it..


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Re: Sony losing mad loot on each PS3

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Thats nothing new for the console business.  Microsoft lost 4 Billion on the X-box.  Did they go out of business?  No
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