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PS3 to lose $307 per unit

Discussion in 'Playstation Consoles' started by COLDshiver, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. COLDshiver

    COLDshiver Wii Owner

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    Well, not good news for Sony fans but really good news for Nintendo :D

    Not really anything special since many consoles lose money at first but gain later. Except the Wii however :lol:

    This probably isn't good for me if this starts to hurt Nintendo since i'm a fan of all.

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  2. Equis

    Equis WII-19-VI

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    A 20-gigabyte version of PlayStation 3 costs almost $806
    The 60-gigabyte model retails for $599 and costs $840

    SO THE 20 COST LESS THAN 50 LESS TO MAKE YET THE 60 HAS A BUNCH OF MORE STUFF IN IT.

    DNT BE SURPRISE IF THEY CANCEL THE 20 SOON.

    HERES IS MORE DETAIL

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  3. Shadowpunk

    Shadowpunk WiiChat Member

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    NOPE ure wrong it doesnt cost them $806 & $840
    Because they dont sell them to retailers for $600 they sell them probrably like @ $250 $300 or maybe even less
     
  4. The_Mitch

    The_Mitch UNACCEPTABLE

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    um no. they sell them or like $450 for the $500 version and $550 for the $600 version
     
  5. Shadowpunk

    Shadowpunk WiiChat Member

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    o in that case nvm :p
     
  6. ocdan

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    well I have heard the same for the 360 and they are finally making a profit this past summer... anybody know how much wii would be losing/profiting per system?
     
  7. lloyd_yayo

    lloyd_yayo Nintendo 4life

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    wii isnt losing any money at all per unit. thats why they're smart.
     
  8. pizzaluvr

    pizzaluvr world crown chimpokomastr

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    lol, have you ever heard the term " you gotta spend money to make money"??? well with consoles, the technology get's cheaper to make
     
  9. Haz

    Haz Nintendo Encyclopedia

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    This is only true if you do not take Research and Development into account. Nintendo are not losing money when it comes to the components, packaging and distribution, but Nintendo will yet to see a profit from this project.

    You need to take into account R&D and promotion as costs which need to be deducted from the total sales of the units. Developing the Wii Remote can't of been cheap. Also, when looking at advertising, this is the first time (besides DS) that I've seen Nintendo advertise on UK TV.
     
  10. COLDshiver

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    They're losing money, like many other consoles at launch, but their betting on people to buy games to make up for it. But $300 worth of games? A little too much imo
     
  11. ocdan

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    then again with a new wave of developers headed their way, who knows :thumbsup:
     
  12. linkzeldagame

    linkzeldagame Posts when necessary.

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    Yeah Sony has made a loss on every Playstation console they sell but their profits are kept in balance or are increasing due to their media marketing and dominance in movies and music industry
     
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  13. Think_Tank

    Think_Tank Reppin' the big N in GR.

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    Man, the losing money thingy had happened with the PS2 as well, and it was the first console in sales out of the 3... Sony's real problem if you ask me is whether they will have the same profit they did with the ps2 on a longer term basis...

    The console is jaw-droppingly powerful but waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too expensive... why get a ps3 when you can get a wii and 4-6 games (or even more, I have no idea regarding retail wii game prices) and have many times the fun?
     

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