Nintendo in 2012: Cut off all support of the Wii and make everyone buy a Wii U!

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MilesTeg420
3 years ago#41
Waggy17 posted...
MilesTeg420 posted...
Just because EA releases a reskined sports game on old Sony consoles years after a new one comes out does not mean Sony is still supporting the console. By that logic Nintendo is still supporting Wii because Just Dance comes out every year.

PS3 hardware still isn't very profitable, so it's questionable how long Sony really wants to sell the console. The PS4 is only $200 more than PS3 (w/o HDD), and due to it's components, will be much more profitable long term. With such a long generation, it's questionable how many more units PS3 can sell, especially if Sony can't drop the price and still make money on every sale.

Aside from MLB The Show, Sony has probably released their last PS3 game pretty much. That's not to say Sony didn't do a good job. They did. They actually went too far with Beyond and GT6. After a 7 year Sony generation they should have known that PS3 software was about to fall off a cliff and moved those games to PS4, or at the very least, release on both consoles simultaneously.


I agree with this. You also have to look at the difference in price points among the different consoles. Neither the original PlayStation or PlayStation 2 released at $600. Expecting the PS3 to drop down to $100 is unreasonable.


If Sony could drop it to $100 and make money on every sale, they would. However due to the components in the PS3 it's extremely unlikely.

In my opinion PS3 is unlikely to get further price drops. Sony would probably rather just push PS4 hard. It will be the worldwide leader and it won't be hard for them to get to a point where PS4 makes money on every sale. The more they sell, the more the cost reduces to manufacture. They will likely be able to hold the $399 price point until some time in 2015.

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n00bsaib0t
3 years ago#42
MilesTeg420 posted...
Waggy17 posted...
MilesTeg420 posted...
Just because EA releases a reskined sports game on old Sony consoles years after a new one comes out does not mean Sony is still supporting the console. By that logic Nintendo is still supporting Wii because Just Dance comes out every year.

PS3 hardware still isn't very profitable, so it's questionable how long Sony really wants to sell the console. The PS4 is only $200 more than PS3 (w/o HDD), and due to it's components, will be much more profitable long term. With such a long generation, it's questionable how many more units PS3 can sell, especially if Sony can't drop the price and still make money on every sale.

Aside from MLB The Show, Sony has probably released their last PS3 game pretty much. That's not to say Sony didn't do a good job. They did. They actually went too far with Beyond and GT6. After a 7 year Sony generation they should have known that PS3 software was about to fall off a cliff and moved those games to PS4, or at the very least, release on both consoles simultaneously.


I agree with this. You also have to look at the difference in price points among the different consoles. Neither the original PlayStation or PlayStation 2 released at $600. Expecting the PS3 to drop down to $100 is unreasonable.


If Sony could drop it to $100 and make money on every sale, they would. However due to the components in the PS3 it's extremely unlikely.

In my opinion PS3 is unlikely to get further price drops. Sony would probably rather just push PS4 hard. It will be the worldwide leader and it won't be hard for them to get to a point where PS4 makes money on every sale. The more they sell, the more the cost reduces to manufacture. They will likely be able to hold the $399 price point until some time in 2015.


How does selling more make it cheaper to produce? If they sell 10 million at $399 it still cost the same amount to make a PS4 as it did at launch. The PS4 being obsolete technology in a year or so will make it cheaper to produce, not units sold.
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chillv
3 years ago#43
AhnoldDood posted...
Yeah, basically.

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TomoEK9
3 years ago#44
n00bsaib0t posted...

How does selling more make it cheaper to produce? If they sell 10 million at $399 it still cost the same amount to make a PS4 as it did at launch. The PS4 being obsolete technology in a year or so will make it cheaper to produce, not units sold.


I assume the logic is if they need to punch more out, they will order components in higher batches which leads to cost savings. Or eventual redesigns of the components will lead to them being produced for less money.

However its debatable if such savings would even be passed down to the consumer
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