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Sony losing $250 per PS3 unit - November 19, 2006, 03:00 PM

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Hard to imagine that most of the game consoles for the last few years have been loses on the manufacturing costs....better hope PS3 goes back into the black



Xbox 360 costs $715 to make

Posted Dec 28th 2005 9:00AM by Blake Snow
Filed under: Microsoft Xbox 360, Strategy
Earlier numbers by Business Week may have reported that Microsoft is losing $126 on every Xbox 360 sold. That figure is now believed to be a bit higher by some. According to Insider Scoop, the world's largest software maker is losing upwards of $300 per console sold. From the article: "A high ranking friend at IBM, one that worked on the Xbox 360 chip design, tipped us regarding the real expenses involved in manufacturing the Xbox 360... 'It costs Microsoft approximately $715 to make, the manufacturing costs are still too high, another reason why they’re producing relatively small quantities.'”

If anyone has the money to blow, it's Billsoft. And if true, how long can the company stay in the red?

A $500 million gamble

By Richard Shim
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November 15, 2001 4:00 am PT
For Microsoft, the video game market is a pay-to-play affair.
Microsoft is set to launch the Xbox on Nov. 15 at a retail price of $299. Estimates of Microsoft's cost to build each unit have ranged from $320 to $400. Microsoft representatives would not comment on manufacturing costs.
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Games - $50+ a peice
Controllers - $30+ a peice
Upgraded memory, online subscription, etc.

The manu. cost isn't what makes them worth the gamble.


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I want PS3 to take off if only for Gran Turismo HD, but after looking at the reviews for their launch games as well as the 1080p fiasco....its not looking good
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SO when is the next shipment of consoles coming to the US?


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Sony wont give a date,just "before the holidays"


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Its been known for years that they all lose money on the console's. How much does it cost to mass produce game cd's? They charge 50 bucks per game so they make killing on those instead.


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