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Sony are NOT loosing money on PS4 Hardware...

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According to this article, after the cost of parts, manufacture shipping to a store shelf, the PS4 costs $381 to sell to customers at $400. Compared to the PS3 at launch cost around $800 to make and was sold for $600. This could be due to blue ray, ram and other components are just cheaper to make than they used to be (Did anyone build a top gaming rig back then? Yeah, winning lottery ticket required...) or have Sony indeed cut a corner or two, or is it just the sheer bulk bring the overall cost of manufacturing down? Well, I can only speculate. Here's the article, please share your thoughts.

 

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/ps4-cost-381-to-build-report/1100-6416251/

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Nah, they're not. Maybe after manufacturing, a PS4 sitting at the end of the line may be $18 of profit. But that's it. The cost of fulfillment, taxes etc will push it over. They're not making a massive loss, but they're still going to be making a loss.

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They will make a small profit with PS4 sales, there focus will most likely be on software sales to bring about profit.

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This is the main reason PS+ is a requirement for online play now.  They need to make money somewhere on the consoles.  

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