Investment in next gen consoles smaller than last gen...

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  1. jjgreenwood

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    say sony

    PlayStation 4 May Struggle With Profitability - IGN

    I think we may see swinging price cuts sooner rather than later.

    edit: the article makes reference to the fact that this generation of consoles is cheaper to produce than the last generation and much less money is being lost on the hardware from the start. I assume as both consoles are similar in terms of build then presumably profit margins must be similar for all the major players. If there is more margin in the product there is likely to be more scope for a price war, perhaps started by Nintendo?
     
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    Wrong forum?
     
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    I was thinking exactly the same. :eek:
     
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    Is he a Sony fanboy taunting us XBox lovers? :confused:
     
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    Where does it say they are making money from the start?
     
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    It doesn't, edited op.
     
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    So why arent the consoles being made more powerful then, in line with previous gen investment ratios? Wouldnt that help ensure they have a longer lifespan?
     
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    Presumably because one of them lost billions by making custom tech that was too powerful and too hard to program for. The other one lost billions by making hardware that went wrong due to dodgy soldiering.

    I guess if power is important then we'll have to buy a pc - which apparently is being kept afloat by gamers buying kit.
     

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