PS3 production costs down 35 percent – still selling at a loss

Monday, 5th January 2009 07:45 GMT By Mike


According to research firm iSuppli, PS3′s manufacturing costs are now down 35 percent compared with 2007.

Back then the machine’s components cost $690.23, but as of October last year the console cost $448.73 to manufacture.

Sony is therefore still making a loss on every console sold.

However, “PS3 may be able to break even in 2009 with further hardware revisions,” iSuppli said in a statement.

More over at GamePro.

By Mike Bowden



  1. Blerk

    Not if they drop the price, it won’t.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Syrok

    They aren’t making a loss in the Eurozone according to those numbers though.

    #2 6 years ago

    Don’t forget VAT

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Psychotext

    Plus the retailer is obviously getting a cut. Link is broken by the way.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. patlike

    Fixed. Thanks.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. DrDamn

    I wonder how close these estimates ever actually are to reality. That is all it is, an estimate – no insider knowledge about how much Sony actually pays for the components.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Esha

    It would be interesting to see a statement from Sony about this, so some real figures could come to light. All we have at the moment are figures that someone has pulled out of their bum–a talented and knowledgeable someone, no doubt, but still out of their bum nonetheless.

    I’m actually worried that the situation is worse than what’s been depicted here.

    #7 6 years ago

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