Each Xbox console sold, is sold at loss

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    It is not uncommon to hear that consoles are sold at a loss, as the parties involved make their money by selling games. Interestingly enough that was actually confirmed by Microsoft....

    Each Xbox console sold, is sold at loss
     
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    cryohellinc Ancient Guru

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    and they make hundredfold back from licensing/software/platform fees e.t.c. and economies of scale.
     
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  3. emperorsfist

    emperorsfist Maha Guru

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    Aren't consoles sold at a loss for a long time now? The money comes from games and the various fees connected to the services, and it's a lot more money than the physical machines on their own could ever make..
     
  4. cucaulay malkin

    cucaulay malkin Ancient Guru

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    for the price it's almost incredible what you're getting
    I mean,a 12tf gpu with +500g/s bandwidth is worth that price ALONE.

    with a 8c ryzen 3000 cpu (though a pretty weak one,but still,good mid range value chip)
    a nvme ssd
    blue ray drive
    controller

    and you can pretty much play box games only and then sell them

    they're available at msrp here,which leads me to believe I'm just stupid not to have bought one already.My pc backlog has held me so far but I think I'll break.
     
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  5. Ryu5uzaku

    Ryu5uzaku Ancient Guru

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    Well makes sense. Consoles have been sold at loss for a long time. And their value is quite high. Especially the current gen.
     
  6. iicycube

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    Nowadays the game is played by streamers that all.
     
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  7. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    What about games? They surely must be making some money on them.
     
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  8. cucaulay malkin

    cucaulay malkin Ancient Guru

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    of course they are :)
     
  9. GeniusPr0

    GeniusPr0 Maha Guru

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    Yes. It has been bad though for them (sony/Microsoft) ever since 2006 Era of PS3 20 and 60gb.
     
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    scoter man1 Ancient Guru

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    I'm pretty sure this has been standard practice for multiple generations of all consoles already.
     

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    Ghosty Ancient Guru

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    Sony will be making a profit on their PS5 games. Priced at £70 retail in the UK.
     
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    Hmmm... HDD mining is now a thing because of Chia. Wonder why consoles do not have such blessings
     
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    Kosmoz Member Guru

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    @ this article: and water is wet.
     
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    CronoGraal Ancient Guru

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    Pretty sure the Xbox has been sold at a loss ever since the very first one.
     
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    would be great home servers.
     
  17. TimmyP

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    Nintendo is not sold at a loss.
     
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    And your point is ? companies are there to make money after all not losses, ya gotta give kudos to Nintendo for that one....
     
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    Or.. well.. Nvidia.
     

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