Sony close to breaking even on PS3
According to research carried out by iSuppli, Sony are now extremely close to breaking even on production costs of the PlayStation 3.
The original 60Gb model saw Sony losing 141 USD per machine sold back in 2006. It was widely publicised that the new slimline PlayStation 3 saved Sony as much as 70 percent on production costs.
ISuppli broke down the components and manufacturing costs for the new 120Gb PlayStation 3s and found that each machine cost Sony 336 USD to produce. This is a massive 504 USD reduction in manufacturing costs of the original 60Gb model which cost the electronics giant 840 USD to make.
With the 120Gb Slim PlayStation 3s now selling for a measly 299 USD Sony are now losing only 36 USD per unit.
It is a good job for Sony that they have been flying off the shelves this festive season.
- Darth Revan to make a return in Star Wars: The Old Republic
- Quake Live arrives on Steam
- Survivor mode to bring lots of extra content for Alien: Isolation
- Microsoft to release a special version of the Xbox One controller for PC
- Don't be fooled by the violins and sunflowers, The Evil Within's TGS trailer is scary
- 2K Games revives the NHL 2K franchise for mobiles
- Sledgehammer bringing a touch of Dead Space's immersive design to Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare
- 343 on the absence of Halo 3: ODST and Halo: Reach from the Master Chief Collection: We ran out of disc space
- Latest PS3 update for Minecraft adds save transfer to PS4 support, Vita version still in testing