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Sony losing money on each PS3 Slim

Tuesday, 25th August 2009 07:24 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Sony’s will make a loss on each PS3 Slim unit it makes, PlayStation mega-boss Kaz Hirai’s told Times Online.

“If you’re just talking about the hardware alone, the quick answer is yes,” he said.

“That makes good headlines, but I don’t actually know that that’s the true nature of the business that we’re all in, whether it’s PlayStation, Xbox or the Wii.

“I think the better indicator is to look at the business as a whole platform, to ask: are you profitable in terms of the hardware, software and peripherals. And the answer to that question is yes on a gross profit level since the last fiscal year.”

Bonanza. Slim costs £250. Thanks, Kotaku.

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11 Comments

  1. Spiral

    They lose money on it? Sold!

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Captain Fruitloop

    I’m buying two, now.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. G1GAHURTZ

    I haven’t seen any bundles yet?

    Anyone seen any? All I’ve seen is the standalone console, so if that’s the case and I want a game (not socom) and a headset, I’m looking at over £300…

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Gekidami

    You must be blind if you’ve never seen a bunble, not only are they pretty much the only things going but many have been announced and reported by this very site.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. rrod360lol

    @GIGA ps3 slim for 230 quid at Shopto…

    http://www.shopto.net/PS3/GAMES/PS3SLIM-PS3%20Slim%20120GB.html

    #5 5 years ago
  6. DrDamn

    @G1GA
    Oh and be sure to get the Sony headset – streets ahead of the competition in quality and features.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Tonka

    Yes! They still love us real gamers! That’s how you run a successful business!

    /signs petition

    #7 5 years ago
  8. G1GAHURTZ

    @ Geki:
    What? I only check GAME and Play.com, and neither of those have any bundles. Only the Slim on it’s own, with no games.

    Got any links??

    @ rrod:
    Good find! Thanks man!

    @ DD:
    Yeah probably will do… I usually try to stick to official stuff when it comes to peripherals anyway.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. rrod360lol

    @Giga (again) The cheapest I’ve ever found the headset (rrp 25) is 18 quid at play

    http://www.play.com/Games/PlayStation3/4-/6704615/Official-Sony-PS3-Wireless-Bluetooth-Headset/Product.html

    As Dr Damn said it’s miles ahead of the competition (including the official warhawk one)

    #9 5 years ago
  10. G1GAHURTZ

    Cool. Thanks again fella!

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Cort

    Well at least the PlayStation brand as a whole is now profitable. This can only be good for PS gamers.

    #11 5 years ago

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