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Re: Sony losing mad loot on each PS3

Nov 16, 2006


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SoldierofGondor wrote:
why would they sell a product if they lose money off of it? there would be no point.  they wouldnt sell it if it lost money. some companies wont sell things if they dont make enough of a profit....this doesnt make sense.....eh


To quote a show I watched last night, "they give you the razor to sell you the blades".  Like someone has already stated they make that money back with licensing fees, games, and accesories.  Also the cost of manufacturing the console will go down in the future so eventually it will make money too.  They think about the long term not immediate results.


That's what I've been trying to tell em. It's complicated. Also, I like that saying. It's true.  


I've accepted the fact that they make it up in game/acsessory sales, but how much do they have to sell to even break even? It's unrealistic to take more than half....


Well think of it this way,  the PS2 sold almost 110 million consoles.  If everyone buys just 1 game and sony gets $10 of that games $50 pricetag, then Sony just made 1.11 Billion dollars.   Now lets say everone also bought a controller and memory card too.  And Sony makes $10 for each of those, theres another 2.22 Billion dollars.   Lets say out of all those consoles sold they lost $750 Million dollars,  they still make a profit of 2.58 Billion dollars.


Thanks, geez! but who can wait 5 years to see a 4-5 billion profit......... on the other hand....... yeah....., but you also have to add in the development costs to make up the PS3s....


Let the accountants worry about all that.   How much do you think they have made off of these:

Sony Computer Entertainment owned franchises:

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Re: Sony losing mad loot on each PS3

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montyburns74 wrote:


NavS. wrote:


montyburns74 wrote:


NavS. wrote:


CommonerChaos wrote:


montyburns74 wrote:


SoldierofGondor wrote:
why would they sell a product if they lose money off of it? there would be no point.  they wouldnt sell it if it lost money. some companies wont sell things if they dont make enough of a profit....this doesnt make sense.....eh


To quote a show I watched last night, "they give you the razor to sell you the blades".  Like someone has already stated they make that money back with licensing fees, games, and accesories.  Also the cost of manufacturing the console will go down in the future so eventually it will make money too.  They think about the long term not immediate results.


That's what I've been trying to tell em. It's complicated. Also, I like that saying. It's true.  


I've accepted the fact that they make it up in game/acsessory sales, but how much do they have to sell to even break even? It's unrealistic to take more than half....


Well think of it this way,  the PS2 sold almost 110 million consoles.  If everyone buys just 1 game and sony gets $10 of that games $50 pricetag, then Sony just made 1.11 Billion dollars.   Now lets say everone also bought a controller and memory card too.  And Sony makes $10 for each of those, theres another 2.22 Billion dollars.   Lets say out of all those consoles sold they lost $750 Million dollars,  they still make a profit of 2.58 Billion dollars.


Thanks, geez! but who can wait 5 years to see a 4-5 billion profit......... on the other hand....... yeah....., but you also have to add in the development costs to make up the PS3s....


Let the accountants worry about all that.   How much do you think they have made off of these:

Sony Computer Entertainment owned franchises:



You got 62 there let's say they sell a million each..... and they make about half..... 25$ soo that's 1.55 billion..... yeah it's okay .
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And just think. The same ppl that are buying those consoles, are the same ppl that are turning around, and selling them on ebay for $1,000 of dollars. Wow. Ppl care more about making money, than gaming...


i call demand and supplie...and crazy people /heh


what a loss of $$.../swt
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And just think. The same ppl that are buying those consoles, are the same ppl that are turning around, and selling them on ebay for $1,000 of dollars. Wow. Ppl care more about making money, than gaming...


i call demand and supplie...and crazy people /heh


what a loss of $$.../swt


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sony may lose some cash with the ps3....the real $$$ are the games!!! $60+tax thats all i have to say
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Re: Sony losing mad loot on each PS3

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why would they sell a product if they lose money off of it? there would be no point.  they wouldnt sell it if it lost money. some companies wont sell things if they dont make enough of a profit....this doesnt make sense.....eh


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Microsoft is doing the same thing with the 360.  They hope to make a profit on other things.

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Re: Sony losing mad loot on each PS3

Nov 17, 2006
Poor Sony.
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CommonerChaos wrote:
And just think. The same ppl that are buying those consoles, are the same ppl that are turning around, and selling them on ebay for $1,000 of dollars. Wow. Ppl care more about making money, than gaming...


I know.  Personally I don't want a PS3 but those people who are standing in line just to make money on the console instead of playing it really piss me off.  There are people who want a PS3 to play it and a spot they could have is being taken up but someone who cares more about money,



Man ppl should sit back and think...........................
 
BTW i dont want a PS3.
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Re: Sony losing mad loot on each PS3

Nov 17, 2006
And they hope to earn it back with game sales, and the "hopefull" take-off of BluRay.
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Re: Sony losing mad loot on each PS3

Nov 17, 2006
Probably not right away....but Sony should eventually make a profit with all the games and accessories.
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