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Loss per PS3 cut to $18, says WSJ

Saturday, 6th February 2010 08:45 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Sony has reduced the amount it loses on each PS3 sold to $18, according to a Wall Street Journal article.

Sony has again significantly reduced the amount it costs to make a PS3, bringing the loss-per-console down to $18 from an estimated $37 per unit in December last year.

The company is now estimating it will actually turn a profit on the hardware in 2011.

“We think we’ve bottomed out and we can do fairly well going forward,” said Sony Chief Financial Officer Nobuyuki Oneda.

Sony’s drive for the black appears to be working, with the firm’s three months ending December 31 showing 146.1 billion yen group operating profit.

PS3 sales are on the up, and closing on 360′s: the Sony console now stands at 33.5 million worldwide, compared to Xbox 360′s 39 million.

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8 Comments

  1. Eregol

    Yay!! Go Sony!

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Robo_1

    Does this mean they make a profit on the PS3′s sold in Europe then?

    #2 5 years ago
  3. itsucks

    poopyshitty 3 BOMBA! It eats money! http://a1.vox.com/6a00d09e5a4f5abe2b00cd9725cd694cd5-500pi

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Dannybuoy

    The same price as a decent bottle of wine ;-)

    #4 5 years ago
  5. IRISHBULL

    They would make a killing if they would produce more. I can’t find one where I live, all sold out.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Jadeskye

    Irish you must be nuts. They’re EVERYWHERE!

    #6 5 years ago
  7. IRISHBULL

    They are completely sold out here in the Midwest of the US. But, I finally found one yesterday, all sold out 2 hours later. Made a call to Target, 100mph, got the last one.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Psychotext

    They fucked up the supply, much like Microsoft did last January, and Nintendo seem to do all the time.

    #8 5 years ago

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