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Our Steam Machine will be our least profitable machine says Alienware boss

Alienware finding it hard to make an affordable next-gen console competitor

Alienware's general manager Frank Azor reckons that it will be tough for them to turn a profit on the Steam Machine.

The gaming PC manufacturer is preparing a Steam Machine that is believed to be priced to compete with the PS4 and the Xbox One.

Azor has explained that in order to do this the profit could drop into the single figures meaning that it will “absolutely be the least profitable system we ever sell". Our Steam Machine will be our least profitable machine says Alienware boss

While filling their Steam Machine with components that can match the next-gen consoles at a competitive price point may be tough Alienware will save money on the OS as Steam OS is completely free as opposed to the license fees Microsoft charges for Windows.

The Alienware Steam Machine is expected to release later this year at around 499 USD.

Thanks Wall Street Journal (Paywall).

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