Sony lost 5 billion on PS3, losing more money than ANY console in history

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#1 Posted by phonemug (2224 posts) -

This is truly an incredible statistic. Not sure how anyone can call it a "success" for Sony

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=36861280&postcount=448

Neogaf admin Opiate (notice his name is red. He also works in the industry):

"Sony has lost ~5 billion dollars on the PS3. It is the worst financial disaster in gaming history, losing more money for its parent company than either the Dreamcast or original Xbox."

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#2 Posted by Frostbite24 (4538 posts) -

Lol neogaf! I did it! I finally got to be the one to say it.

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#3 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -
already 50 threads on this. The board has a search function for a reason
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#4 Posted by Renzokucant (3157 posts) -
statistics show that 90% of statistics are wrong. and i found that on the interweb
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#5 Posted by phonemug (2224 posts) -

statistics show that 90% of statistics are wrong. and i found that on the interwebRenzokucant
That's actually not a statistic.

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#6 Posted by GD1551 (9645 posts) -

Hopefully sony gets back on track, don't want to be stuck with nostalgia nintendo and casualsoft.

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#7 Posted by ShadowsDemon (9824 posts) -
lol neogaf. That just says it all, doesn't it? :lol:
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#8 Posted by phonemug (2224 posts) -

Lol neogaf! I did it! I finally got to be the one to say it.

Frostbite24

Are you kidding me? It's the brightest gaming site on the web and many of its members work within the industry.

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#9 Posted by Frostbite24 (4538 posts) -

[QUOTE="Frostbite24"]

Lol neogaf! I did it! I finally got to be the one to say it.

phonemug

Are you kidding me? It's the brightest gaming site on the web and many of its members work within the industry.

No I'm not kidding you, I very much enjoyed being the first on to say lol neogaf. it was a visceral experience.
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#10 Posted by CanYouDiglt (7884 posts) -
That is some funny stuff right there.
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#11 Posted by follis12 (401 posts) -
[QUOTE="campzor"]already 50 threads on this. The board has a search function for a reason

So people can search for your mom?
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#12 Posted by Pikachu69er (1381 posts) -

credible source next time

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#13 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -
[QUOTE="follis12"][QUOTE="campzor"]already 50 threads on this. The board has a search function for a reason

So people can search for your mom?

funny...oh wait no, you are a moron.
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#14 Posted by gamebreakerz__ (5120 posts) -
Yeah source? Other than random Neogaf poster?
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#16 Posted by D4W1L4H (1765 posts) -

Damn it's you. I thought you got banned.

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#18 Posted by phonemug (2224 posts) -

Yeah source? Other than random Neogaf poster?gamebreakerz__
Uhh that's a Neogaf admin. Notice his name is red.

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#19 Posted by Assassin_87 (2340 posts) -

Well, you're mama loooves her some moron!follis12

"You are mama"???

Next time you want to make fun of someone, particularly if you're going to be so juvenile about it, learn to use proper grammar. It's especially awesome if you don't miss the elementary level stuff.

On topic, cool deal. Couldn't care less about Sony's financial situation. It doesn't hurt me in any way, and if it hurts anyone here on any level (and they don't work for Sony or have a huge amount of money invested in the company) then there's obviously something wrong with them.

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#21 Posted by AmayaPapaya (9029 posts) -

If that's true, then dang, that's a lot :o Can't help but feel sorry for sony with the whole PS vita thing going on right now.

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#22 Posted by phonemug (2224 posts) -

Cows are getting pretty freaking desperate to deny the credibility of Neogaf admin

It's not like we don't already know Sony lost billions,

this just puts into perspective how much

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#23 Posted by RR360DD (13555 posts) -
LOL i can't wait to see the PS4. Will probably be made out of cardboard with a drawing of a CPU that has "Cell" scribbled on it. Whats more depressing is that cows would lap it up anyway and defend it to the death.
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#24 Posted by Assassin_87 (2340 posts) -

[QUOTE="Assassin_87"]

[QUOTE="follis12"] Well, you're mama loooves her some moron!follis12

"You are mama"???

Next time you want to make fun of someone, particularly if you're going to be so juvenile about it, learn to use proper grammar. It's especially awesome if you don't miss the elementary level stuff.

On topic, cool deal. Couldn't care less about Sony's financial situation. It doesn't hurt me in any way, and if it hurts anyone here on any level (and they don't work for Sony or have a huge amount of money invested in the company) then there's obviously something wrong with them.

yo mama is going to teach me good grammer

My "mama" is dead.:|

Try to stay on topic from now on, please. This is supposed to be a thread about the PS3 and the massive losses that Sony incurred because of it.

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#25 Posted by rzepak (5758 posts) -

5 billion...if thats true the console divisions managment should be fired.

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#26 Posted by millerlight89 (18643 posts) -
LOL i can't wait to see the PS4. Will probably be made out of cardboard with a drawing of a CPU that has "Cell" scribbled on it. Whats more depressing is that cows would lap it up anyway and defend it to the death. RR360DD
Xbox fanboys would do the same, you point?
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#28 Posted by _Cadbury_ (2936 posts) -
Yet PS3 owners are the ones still getting all the exclusives to play. Umad tc? Looks like it
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#29 Posted by groverslanding (952 posts) -

Yet PS3 owners are the ones still getting all the exclusives to play. Umad tc? Looks like it_Cadbury_
I would be more mad if my favorite console manufacturer was in jeapordy of closing up shop. Cows will cease to exist in the near future.

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#30 Posted by Assassin_87 (2340 posts) -

[QUOTE="_Cadbury_"]Yet PS3 owners are the ones still getting all the exclusives to play. Umad tc? Looks like itgroverslanding

I would be more mad if my favorite console manufacturer was in jeapordy of closing up shop. Cows will cease to exist in the near future.

Why should anyone be mad? Give me a very good reason why a sensible human being should care about this.

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#31 Posted by groverslanding (952 posts) -

[QUOTE="groverslanding"]

[QUOTE="_Cadbury_"]Yet PS3 owners are the ones still getting all the exclusives to play. Umad tc? Looks like itAssassin_87

I would be more mad if my favorite console manufacturer was in jeapordy of closing up shop. Cows will cease to exist in the near future.

Why should anyone be mad? Give me a very good reason why a sensible human being should care about this.

You don't think people are going care when Sony gets their ass kicked out of gaming? :lol:

The forums will explode.

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#32 Posted by Assassin_87 (2340 posts) -

You don't think people are going care when Sony gets their ass kicked out of gaming? :lol:

The forums will explode.

groverslanding

Did I say that I don't think people will care? I'm asking if you think there's any good reason for people to care. Even people who like Sony and the Playstation brand. So again, is there?

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#33 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -

[QUOTE="_Cadbury_"]Yet PS3 owners are the ones still getting all the exclusives to play. Umad tc? Looks like itgroverslanding

I would be more mad if my favorite console manufacturer was in jeapordy of closing up shop. Cows will cease to exist in the near future.

why would cows get mad? they would either go ninty or pc route..and bury the 360 into the ground
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#34 Posted by groverslanding (952 posts) -

[QUOTE="groverslanding"]

[QUOTE="_Cadbury_"]Yet PS3 owners are the ones still getting all the exclusives to play. Umad tc? Looks like itcampzor

I would be more mad if my favorite console manufacturer was in jeapordy of closing up shop. Cows will cease to exist in the near future.

why would cows get mad? they would either go ninty or pc route..and bury the 360 into the ground

I could feel the nerd rage from here. You'd get so mad :lol:

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#35 Posted by arkephonic (6734 posts) -

It's no surprise to me that Sony is losing money, they're taking one for the team.

In an age where casual games dominate and children / soccer moms are the dominant consumers in sheer numbers, Sony looks in the other direction.

If I had a genie and could make a wish on how I wanted a major game company to perform, Sony would be the result. I'm an adult gamer that likes traditional "core" games, and that's Sony's focus, and that's where they excel.

It literally almost seems like Sony doesn't care about money, because all they want to do is please me. I'm in the minority, I'm an adult gamer that prefers traditional "core" games. I am far outnumbered by soccer moms and children, and they prefer casual games, and motion controlled casual games are what sell, because the target audience is the largest.

Sony is like a dream come true for me, because for whatever reason, they don't care about making money and just choose to please me as a gamer and continue making the games I want and the types of games that I like to play. I swear, I never had a genie and never made a wish for this to happen, but it is what it is, and Sony is the way that they are, and I love it!

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#36 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -

[QUOTE="campzor"][QUOTE="groverslanding"]I would be more mad if my favorite console manufacturer was in jeapordy of closing up shop. Cows will cease to exist in the near future.

groverslanding

why would cows get mad? they would either go ninty or pc route..and bury the 360 into the ground

I could feel the nerd rage from here. You'd get so mad :lol:

not really..cause i would STILL have games to play
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#37 Posted by nervmeister (15378 posts) -

phonemug's continued menstrollation needs a tampon.

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#38 Posted by ShadowsDemon (9824 posts) -
[QUOTE="campzor"][QUOTE="follis12"] So people can search for your mom?follis12
funny...oh wait no, you are a moron.

Well, you're mama loooves her some moron!

See, this is what happens when you spend jail time with....actually nevermind.
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#39 Posted by cfstar (1979 posts) -

LOL i can't wait to see the PS4. Will probably be made out of cardboard with a drawing of a CPU that has "Cell" scribbled on it. Whats more depressing is that cows would lap it up anyway and defend it to the death. RR360DD

*Sees Halo avatar and sig*

.....

Ah..... ah.....

No, this is too easy.

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#40 Posted by FeedOnATreeFrog (792 posts) -

360 owners got owned more than any other gamers in history; paying for online gaming, and no exclusives, when there's another console that offers so much more.

(not serious here)

But really, who cares about Sony and their financial future?

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#41 Posted by ebrezzy1 (1427 posts) -

5 billion for ps3, meh

ain't bad compared to how much they would of lost if

the blu-ray format would of failed

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#42 Posted by Fizzman (9892 posts) -

Looks like Sony beat Microsoft in the "who can burn the most money" race.

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#43 Posted by Gue1 (12171 posts) -

another pointless thread eh TC. The PS3 turned a profit since the end of 2009 while the Dreamcast and Xbox didn't even make a dime for Sega or MS and that's what makes the PS3 to not be a failure like them.

http://www.joystiq.com/2009/10/30/ps3-has-lost-sony-4-7-billion-may-be-profitable-next-year/

And rumors say that GOW4 will get an official announcement in the 19 of this month.:cool:

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#44 Posted by Pikachu69er (1381 posts) -

LOL i can't wait to see the PS4. Will probably be made out of cardboard with a drawing of a CPU that has "Cell" scribbled on it. Whats more depressing is that cows would lap it up anyway and defend it to the death. RR360DD

yet that cardboard box will have a lower failure rate then you're casualbox next gen

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#45 Posted by groverslanding (952 posts) -

another pointless thread eh TC. The PS3 turned a profit since the end of 2009 while the Dreamcast and Xbox didn't even make a dime for Sega or MS and that's what makes the PS3 to not be a failure like them.

http://www.joystiq.com/2009/10/30/ps3-has-lost-sony-4-7-billion-may-be-profitable-next-year/

And rumors say that GOW4 will get an official announcement in the 19 of this month.:cool:

Gue1

What does making a few hundred million mean since 2009 when you lost over 5 billion between 2007-2009?

Oh wait it means you still lost 5 billion.

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#46 Posted by nervmeister (15378 posts) -

[QUOTE="RR360DD"]LOL i can't wait to see the PS4. Will probably be made out of cardboard with a drawing of a CPU that has "Cell" scribbled on it. Whats more depressing is that cows would lap it up anyway and defend it to the death. Pikachu69er

yet that cardboard box will have a lower failure rate then you're casualbox next gen

Oh snap! :lol:
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#47 Posted by groverslanding (952 posts) -

[QUOTE="RR360DD"]LOL i can't wait to see the PS4. Will probably be made out of cardboard with a drawing of a CPU that has "Cell" scribbled on it. Whats more depressing is that cows would lap it up anyway and defend it to the death. Pikachu69er

yet that cardboard box will have a lower failure rate then you're casualbox next gen

The newer 360 models no longer fail

Sony's fail will never stop until they're out of business

There's the difference

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#48 Posted by Pikachu69er (1381 posts) -

[QUOTE="Pikachu69er"]

[QUOTE="RR360DD"]LOL i can't wait to see the PS4. Will probably be made out of cardboard with a drawing of a CPU that has "Cell" scribbled on it. Whats more depressing is that cows would lap it up anyway and defend it to the death. groverslanding

yet that cardboard box will have a lower failure rate then you're casualbox next gen

The newer 360 models no longer fail

Sony's fail will never stop until they're out of business

There's the difference

yes they do, search up rrod on the xbox slims, and sony out of the business?? why?? they own europe and the rest of the world. why would they give that up

xbox cant sell outside america and uk

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#49 Posted by groverslanding (952 posts) -

[QUOTE="groverslanding"]

[QUOTE="Pikachu69er"]

yet that cardboard box will have a lower failure rate then you're casualbox next gen

Pikachu69er

The newer 360 models no longer fail

Sony's fail will never stop until they're out of business

There's the difference

yes they do, search up rrod on the xbox slims, and sony out of the business?? why?? they own europe and the rest of the world. why would they give that up

xbox cant sell outside america and uk

They own Europe and the rest of the world yet they lost 8 billion dollars in 2011? :lol:

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#50 Posted by AM-Gamer (8116 posts) -

This is truly an incredible statistic. Not sure how anyone can call it a "success" for Sony

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=36861280&postcount=448

Neogaf admin Opiate (notice his name is red. He also works in the industry):

"Sony has lost ~5 billion dollars on the PS3. It is the worst financial disaster in gaming history, losing more money for its parent company than either the Dreamcast or original Xbox."

phonemug

Yet the Playstaiton division started to turn profit in 2010 meaning they were able to make the money back . They have been making money in there gaming division since 2009 . Please get your facts straight before you post random babble.