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    I believe its about 20-30 games they need to break even for each console sold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wii_Smurf
    Compare that to probally a $200 PS3 lol They sell for 3x more
    You must give me some of that stuff you're smoking, Sony is losing over $200 per PS3 they sell, they are actually selling them for less then it costs to make them. Which is not abnormal in the gaming world, Microsoft just recently started making a small profit on it's Xbox 360 console sales.

    So to make your above statement true Sony would have to sell its PS3 for $2550 (850x3), that's if they were selling them for 3x more then they cost to make. $600 is a far cry from $2550.
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    nunchunk + Wii Sports + Wii-Mote

    not a rip-off at all


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    Well in the UK the bare console package costs:

    UKŁ 180 = 354.45600 US$ <---that many dollars. I'm sure there's some VAT crap somewhere in the calculations (17.5%) but it still sucks ¬_¬
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    According to the article on Kotaku, Nintendo makes $40 off every machine.

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    while its an extra 100 in American money, your cost of living is probably much different than ours as well as your currency system (obvisually), but according to that it's the "same"
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    Remember the marketing costs and labor, etc. that aren't shown in that calcualation.

    Also for the Sony remeber that they are praying you will get hooked on the BluRay HD disks (which by "chance") is the technology which they hope people will want to adopt versus HD DVD...since it is their proprietary technology. You think they will make some money off the DVDs which costs about $2 to make and package and then retail for about $20.....hmmmmm
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    HD-DVD is going to win hands down, Blu-ray needs entirely new manufacturering equipment for the discs, where as the HD-DVD is just a simple upgrade, which also means less money.
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    Though this is surprisingly low, Nintendo is still losing money. When you consider all of their up-front costs (R&D), overhead/building costs, tech support/staff, shipping, controllers, Wii sports production, and the cut the retailer gets, they take a loss. A ton more goes into a product than the cost of materials and labor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xbandaidx
    HD-DVD is going to win hands down, Blu-ray needs entirely new manufacturering equipment for the discs, where as the HD-DVD is just a simple upgrade, which also means less money.
    Not to mention microsoft will hire people to assassinate everyone behind blu-ray.

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