estimate: sony has to sell twice as many consoles to catch ms profit on xbox one

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User Info: Troll_Directory

Troll_Directory
4 years ago#1
i found an early estimate on materials. ps4 costs a little more than $330, and the xo is about $370. so, for every 1 million consoles sold, that would be $70 million for sony, and $130 million for ms. the extra assembly and marketing costs are probably similar. so if ms is only trying to match sony's profit, they have to sell about half as many as sony, if this is correct:

http://www.techinsights.com/ps4-vs-xboxone/

User Info: Aarkshark

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4 years ago#2
Material Cost != Total Cost

It's been said numerous times that neither console makes a profit on a sale. The profit from consoles comes from licensed peripherals and games.
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User Info: MCC1701

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4 years ago#3
Even if what you said was true, MS has been going crazy with their ad campaign which I'm sure more than offset the difference.
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User Info: Foxx3k

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4 years ago#4
Aarkshark posted...
Material Cost != Total Cost

It's been said numerous times that neither console makes a profit on a sale. The profit from consoles comes from licensed peripherals and games.


No, assembly and packaging is free because Foxconn is a non-profit.
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User Info: DisgaeaNut

DisgaeaNut
4 years ago#5
At the same time it is likely that Sony will sell more consoles this generation, and the production cost will eventually get lower anyways.

So yeah, Sony will do just fine.

User Info: Aarkshark

Aarkshark
4 years ago#6
Foxx3k posted...
Aarkshark posted...
Material Cost != Total Cost

It's been said numerous times that neither console makes a profit on a sale. The profit from consoles comes from licensed peripherals and games.


No, assembly and packaging is free because Foxconn is a non-profit.


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MetroidFan9999
4 years ago#7
Ahhh, the "profit" arguments...I was waiting for them to show up soon after launch.
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User Info: leathelj

leathelj
4 years ago#8
Aarkshark posted...
Foxx3k posted...
Aarkshark posted...
Material Cost != Total Cost

It's been said numerous times that neither console makes a profit on a sale. The profit from consoles comes from licensed peripherals and games.


No, assembly and packaging is free because Foxconn is a non-profit.


Shipping? Advertising? Replacements? Repairs?


lol me to. but honestly they both with sell fine what is with this profit war thing? do these people get paid by sony/microsoft. i mean is it some kinda of fanboy thing..i........i just don't get it?? there both multibillon dollar company (more so Microsoft) they will both be fine.
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LICKWIDPAlN
4 years ago#9
MetroidFan9999 posted...
Ahhh, the "profit" arguments...I was waiting for them to show up soon after launch.


Lol. I had my stop watch on for that argument.

The Xbot MS is moving g the goal posts.
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4 years ago#10
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