To be fair, none of the PS4 and X1 had "catastrophic" launches, right?

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2 years ago#1
None were epic failures, yes?
2 years ago#2
Yes
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2 years ago#3
technically, I'd say no. Both sold 1M units. What people are referring to as a failure is that it took MS 13 countries to hit that number and Sony only 2. It could've been just because they didn't have more units, it could've been because not as many people wanted the XBOne. My personal opinion is the later of the two. If you know you're going to launch in 13 countries and you expect to break all records, you wouldn't just stop at 1M units for a global launch.

As I don't work for either company though, as stated, this is only my opinion.
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2 years ago#4
Both divisions are apparently still at a loss right now. I know for a fact that MS still hasn't made an actual profit off of Xbox since 2001, and Sony lost a ton of money with the PS3 as well, so they're still hurting from that. Plus I heard that the PS4 is being sold at a loss.

Otherwise, the launches went fine for both companies.
2 years ago#5
TheBiggerOne posted...
Both divisions are apparently still at a loss right now. I know for a fact that MS still hasn't made an actual profit off of Xbox since 2001, and Sony lost a ton of money with the PS3 as well, so they're still hurting from that. Plus I heard that the PS4 is being sold at a loss.

Otherwise, the launches went fine for both companies.


Game consoles are always sold at a loss, this is not new. The XBOX One (Though I don't know how much it actually costs to manufacture) is being sold at a loss, I assure you.
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2 years ago#6
RingsOfUranus posted...
TheBiggerOne posted...
Both divisions are apparently still at a loss right now. I know for a fact that MS still hasn't made an actual profit off of Xbox since 2001, and Sony lost a ton of money with the PS3 as well, so they're still hurting from that. Plus I heard that the PS4 is being sold at a loss.

Otherwise, the launches went fine for both companies.


Game consoles are always sold at a loss, this is not new. The XBOX One (Though I don't know how much it actually costs to manufacture) is being sold at a loss, I assure you.


$471 for the X1 construction costs from what I read the other day.
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2 years ago#7
Numenor posted...
RingsOfUranus posted...
TheBiggerOne posted...
Both divisions are apparently still at a loss right now. I know for a fact that MS still hasn't made an actual profit off of Xbox since 2001, and Sony lost a ton of money with the PS3 as well, so they're still hurting from that. Plus I heard that the PS4 is being sold at a loss.

Otherwise, the launches went fine for both companies.


Game consoles are always sold at a loss, this is not new. The XBOX One (Though I don't know how much it actually costs to manufacture) is being sold at a loss, I assure you.


$471 for the X1 construction costs from what I read the other day.


+ shipping, handling, retail store %, etc.
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2 years ago#8
Numenor posted...
RingsOfUranus posted...
TheBiggerOne posted...
Both divisions are apparently still at a loss right now. I know for a fact that MS still hasn't made an actual profit off of Xbox since 2001, and Sony lost a ton of money with the PS3 as well, so they're still hurting from that. Plus I heard that the PS4 is being sold at a loss.

Otherwise, the launches went fine for both companies.


Game consoles are always sold at a loss, this is not new. The XBOX One (Though I don't know how much it actually costs to manufacture) is being sold at a loss, I assure you.


$471 for the X1 construction costs from what I read the other day.


I read the other day that it costs $157 to make the X1 in China but a lot more in other countries. MS is making a killing on the units made in China.
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2 years ago#9
RingsOfUranus posted...
TheBiggerOne posted...
Both divisions are apparently still at a loss right now. I know for a fact that MS still hasn't made an actual profit off of Xbox since 2001, and Sony lost a ton of money with the PS3 as well, so they're still hurting from that. Plus I heard that the PS4 is being sold at a loss.

Otherwise, the launches went fine for both companies.


Game consoles are always sold at a loss, this is not new. The XBOX One (Though I don't know how much it actually costs to manufacture) is being sold at a loss, I assure you.


I know it isn't new, but it definitely isn't always done like this. Sony's counting on software to provide profit, so they should be fine. It's a shame though. I think a $425 price tag would've gone a long way towards increasing profitability.
2 years ago#10
I believe MS said they are selling the Xbone with profit
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