Does the Vita make a profit with one game sold?

#1Jon TalbainPosted 3/18/2013 7:54:02 AM
This is something I was wondering about. With one game or one memory card sold, does the Vita make a profit? Or does it take more?
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#2sumostickfigurePosted 3/18/2013 7:56:07 AM
I think there needs to be however many sales that would prompt retailers to ask for more shipments, but I could be mistaken.
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#3RotuhiiriPosted 3/18/2013 7:58:20 AM
A profit for Sony? No one on this board knows anything about that.
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#4ORANGE666Posted 3/18/2013 9:55:00 AM
No one knows the store cut on the Vita or memory cards so it's hard to say.
#5mike_411Posted 3/18/2013 10:01:14 AM
Rotuhiiri posted...
A profit for Sony? No one on this board knows anything about that.


This. I doubt you'd get reliable info about that from someone on this website.
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#6yankee6903Posted 3/18/2013 11:21:51 AM
I read in some tech magazine about 6 months ago that it costs 171.04 to make and ship a Vita.
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#7yankee6903Posted 3/18/2013 11:25:42 AM
yankee6903 posted...
I read in some tech magazine about 6 months ago that it costs 171.04 to make and ship a Vita.


Oops seems I was off a bit...anyway I googled and found these:

http://www.egmnow.com/articles/news/how-much-does-it-cost-sony-to-build-the-vita/

http://www.gamebrit.com/2012/01/22/how-much-does-playstation-vita-actually-cost-to-manufacture/
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#8Jon Talbain(Topic Creator)Posted 3/18/2013 8:41:49 PM
yankee6903 posted...
yankee6903 posted...
I read in some tech magazine about 6 months ago that it costs 171.04 to make and ship a Vita.


Oops seems I was off a bit...anyway I googled and found these:

http://www.egmnow.com/articles/news/how-much-does-it-cost-sony-to-build-the-vita/

http://www.gamebrit.com/2012/01/22/how-much-does-playstation-vita-actually-cost-to-manufacture/


Thanks everyone and also appreciate the links. I actually thought it would cost more to make, wow.
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#9Bikes-Posted 3/18/2013 9:07:29 PM
Keep in mind that they still need to pay off R&D and marketing costs, so even if they sold the system at a profit it wouldn't really earn them much if anything as a whole.
#10Bancario51Posted 3/18/2013 9:24:52 PM
Sony believing in profit?

Last I heard they were bringing Epic Mickey 2 to the Vita...
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