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PS4 losses won’t be “anything like the losses” experienced at PS3 launch, says Sony

Friday, 9th August 2013 20:33 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Sony will not generate as large of a loss with PlayStation 4 as it did when it launched PlayStation 3, according to SCE CEO Andrew House.

Speaking in an investors meeting last week, and reported by Bloomberg, House told investors the pricing of PS4 will not cause as large of a loss as PS3 did at launch – the latter of which caused a $3 billion loss.

“We will not generate anything like the losses we did for the PlayStation 3,” House said, as investment in the system is “much, much smaller,” this time out, what with its PC-like architecture.

Still, Sony expects to report a loss in its game division next financial period due to currency exchange rate shifts.

Such looses will be offset in part by sales of PS4, but the firm no longer expects to break-even for the year, but expects earnings to “deteriorate significantly.”

Thanks, GI International.

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12 Comments

  1. monkeygourmet

    Because… Bluray and TEH CELL

    #1 1 year ago
  2. KAP

    This gen will be a good gen for gamers i reckon..

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Diingo

    Sony got a big cocky dick when they launched the PS3 thinking “errybudy bought PS2…. they now buy PS3 HARAHAHAHRARARARAARA”.

    Little did they realize their over confidence made their console sell mediocre and ended up losing more money. The Cell was a waste of effort-time-and money. Blu-ray ended up being nothing special as instant HD streaming is far superior.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Max Payne

    @3 Blu ray was reason why lot of people bought ps3.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Kreion

    @3
    HD streaming still isn’t supported by the internet speed enough for it to replace Blu-ray completely IMO.

    But Blu-ray is far more common now so it won’t be a selling point this time. But both next-gen ones have their own pro’s :D so either way. At least Sony won’t be having big losses, they haven’t been in the best financial position and more competition means better games haha.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Obernox

    @2 I certainly hope so! 360/PS3 gen overall was kinda disappointing, aside from a few good gems (RDR, Fallout 3, Dark Souls) it can’t compare to the PS2/XBOX era. so many good memories… oooh i miss Otogi :(

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Belmont

    Cell processor, what was Kutaragi thinking ?

    I’m happy that they won’t have a big loss. Now it’s micro’s turn to come out and say that they sell X1 at no loss at all !

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Francis O

    @4 I agree, kind of.

    Blu-Ray was the reason some people bought a PS3, I bought a PS3 to play video games.

    Now a DVD player in the PS2 was the reason why a ton of people bought PS2, that’s why the PS2 sales numbers crush the PS3 numbers.

    Many people bought a PS1 for the CD player.

    Blu-Ray just hasn’t had the impact the CD player and DVD player had for the PS1 and PS2

    #8 1 year ago
  9. bradk825

    I just hope a high percentage of them work when customers get them home.

    LOL. I remember a lot of forum ranting on launch day of PS3. People stood in line for days, got the PS3 home and got a black screen.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. gomersoul

    blu ray is superior to HD streaming, will be for a long time yet… true HD is only on blu ray. when the infrastructure catches up with ambitions then maybe hard formats will phase out but we’re a good 10 years from that. also pre owned is massive on hard formats so taking that on would be a long process. blu ray was what saved Sony, now it will help them dominate. I’m sure ms has to pay to use it, so whether you go xbox or ps4 you are in sonys camp really

    #10 1 year ago
  11. CaptPierce

    Haha remember when Xbox tried to get behind HD-DVD for like all of two weeks to compete with the PS3? Yeaaaah that went well.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. xxJPRACERxx

    @3 There’s no HD video streaming services that can compete with the AV quality of bluray.

    #12 1 year ago

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