Neoseeker : News : PS4 now turning profit for Sony, stands poised to generate more revenue than PS2
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DedValve May 23, 14
This is fantastic news. Sony made an enormous pile of money with the PSX/PS2 that was sucked away by the PS3. Looks like that really taught them to play it smart with their tech and if PS4 is already profitable at the massive sales it's already taken, this only bodes well for Sony in the future.

This is really shocking given how small and the tech they have on this thing. It looks like companies are finally able to afford taking the Nintendo approach to consoles now (and ironically unlike Nintendo are actually able to generate revenue).
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ashantiqua May 23, 14
Really not all too surprising given the tech thats in there. The cpu probably costs 3 farts when sold in mass quantities, the gpu isnt too beefy... But the gddr5 still probably costs a handful of farts.

So, good for sony! Now lets seem some of thems shiny ps4 games only.

And maybe a chassis redesign, or some new colors??
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Aeolus426 May 23, 14
quote DedValve
This is fantastic news.
no, no it's not. that's bad news for anyone who doesn't have a ps4 and doesn't want one. that's bad news because companies just see games as another easily manufactured commodity that they can use to penny pinch us instead of the work of art they should be considered.

YOU SHOULDN'T PAY TO USE SOMETHING YOU ALREADY PAID FULL PRICE FOR!!!
If you had to pay a fee every month/year just to drive your car you wouldn't buy it.

it's pretty stupid that the ps4 is profitable but not xbone, they are the same *bleep*ing thing and with next months update xbone will be better. everyone should be sticking with older consoles. theres no need for xbone or ps4 when they still lie about graphics and resolutions to customers.
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Yay4sean May 23, 14
Aeolus426
Well, honestly, you sort of do have to pay a fee every month (more like week) with various maintenance and of course, gasoline!

And I'm not quite sure what you are referring to here... Is it the PSN part costing a few bucks a month? Or are you saying that if you pay $400 for an item, it should come with all of the games?

But, in general, I think it is better for the consoles to be profitable... Just because the consoles also bring in money doesn't mean companies are going to start ignoring games. If making quality games brings in more money, then quality games are going to be made. Plus, a lot of people buy consoles FOR quality games. I only bought my Xbox 360 for the Halo franchise, after all...
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Zombie_Barioth May 23, 14
Aeolus426
The console is profitable but that doesn't mean it bring in lots of money by itself. Games are still the no.1 way they make their money, so they won't just suddenly start pumping out shovelware.

The PS1, PS2, and most of Nintendo's consoles have all been profitable, and that didn't diminish the quality of the games one but, if anything that means they have more wiggle room. The problems we see are the industry's doing, its not the fault of the platform holders.

As for them "lying" how exactly are they lying?

Yay4sean
He means the PS+/XBL gold being needed to play online.
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THM May 23, 14
As long as I get to play amazing graphics games on PlayStation 4, who cares about tech?
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Slash May 23, 14
quote Aeolus426
no, no it's not. that's bad news for anyone who doesn't have a ps4 and doesn't want one.
Why would it matter for them? lol

quote Aeolus426
it's pretty stupid that the ps4 is profitable but not xbone,
The Xbone was selling at a profit since launch dude.


quote Aeolus426
with next months update xbone will be better. everyone should be sticking with older consoles. theres no need for xbone or ps4 when they still lie about graphics and resolutions to customers.
Where did Sony/Microsoft lie about graphics to the customers? You know that a game's resolution/framerate is decided by the developer not Sony/Microsoft.
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Xeros the Slayer May 23, 14
quote Aeolus426
quote DedValve
This is fantastic news.
no, no it's not. that's bad news for anyone who doesn't have a ps4 and doesn't want one. that's bad news because companies just see games as another easily manufactured commodity that they can use to penny pinch us instead of the work of art they should be considered.

YOU SHOULDN'T PAY TO USE SOMETHING YOU ALREADY PAID FULL PRICE FOR!!!
If you had to pay a fee every month/year just to drive your car you wouldn't buy it.

it's pretty stupid that the ps4 is profitable but not xbone, they are the same *bleep*ing thing and with next months update xbone will be better. everyone should be sticking with older consoles. theres no need for xbone or ps4 when they still lie about graphics and resolutions to customers.
But... I do pay "fees" to drive my car in the form of maintenance and gas.

Anyway, PS4 at least wasn't conceived to dick over and squeeze money from customers at every turn unlike the Xbone. As well as being a stronger machine that doesn't have a parasitic peripheral that is definitely needed (except it's not) to better monetize and spy o- I mean create a better experience of the system. Kinect on Xbone definitely wasn't advertised to marketers to as a way to monitor which ads get better reactions in a massively creepy Orwellian fashion. Not at all.

And like Slash said, the publishers (particularly Ubisoft and everything regarding Watch Dogs) are at fault for overselling "DA POWAH OF DA NEXT GEN!" because they've been pushing graphics at the cost of every other aspect harder than anyone else in the industry.

Yeah it's shitty that art is being co-opted as business, that's the case in most modern media but at least learn who is more at fault in that and direct it in the right places.
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ted2643 May 23, 14
Slash hit the nail on the head with the x1 selling fir a profit since day 1. Hell they are still profitable even ditching kinect. The way sony will make more money is bring in more new owners and that gets garder with every console sold. First party studios aren't the cash cows some people believe once overhead and production cost are figured. Which their studios suffer from the other sickle parts of the company sapping budgets.
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DedValve May 23, 14
quote Aeolus426
quote DedValve
This is fantastic news.
no, no it's not. that's bad news for anyone who doesn't have a ps4 and doesn't want one. that's bad news because companies just see games as another easily manufactured commodity that they can use to penny pinch us instead of the work of art they should be considered.

YOU SHOULDN'T PAY TO USE SOMETHING YOU ALREADY PAID FULL PRICE FOR!!!
If you had to pay a fee every month/year just to drive your car you wouldn't buy it.

it's pretty stupid that the ps4 is profitable but not xbone, they are the same *bleep*ing thing and with next months update xbone will be better. everyone should be sticking with older consoles. theres no need for xbone or ps4 when they still lie about graphics and resolutions to customers.
I'm....I'm very confused by this post. *slowly backs away*

Also has it been confirmed that the Xbox is not profitable? If so then damn, Microsoft gambled a shit ton on the kinect only to drop it.
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Phil Anselmo May 23, 14
That is one sexy looking system. Bring on the games, Sony.
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SpartanNinja May 24, 14
quote Aeolus426
If you had to pay a fee every month/year just to drive your car you wouldn't buy it.
Its called car Insurance, which you pay monthly or yearly... and on top of that it wont run without gas. And just like any console it is completely possible for it to RROD or YLOD just like any console.
quote Aeolus426
that's bad news because companies just see games as another easily manufactured commodity that they can use to penny pinch us instead of the work of art they should be considered.
What companies? To my knowledge unless its the big 3 or a PC no one will even bother entering the game market because they would have literally no credit with gamers. If Philips or LG came out with a Game system no one would buy cause we have the horrendous former CDI from Philips to dissuade us and LG has literally no market in the industry... As an example. EVERYONE knows it takes significant Investment to make any hardware so its not something you typically get rich off of. Though yes you can turn a profit.


quote Aeolus426
it's pretty stupid that the ps4 is profitable but not xbone, they are the same *bleep*ing thing and with next months update xbone will be better. everyone should be sticking with older consoles. theres no need for xbone or ps4 when they still lie about graphics and resolutions to customers.
Not really the same thing... at all but yes they are close in many aspects. How will the update imporve xbox anymore than it already is? And why would it make a difference to Sony buyers? That last sentence doesnt make sense.
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S-I-E May 25, 14
gee i just wonder if that aolus guy gets the point after all those comments...
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SpartanNinja May 25, 14
quote S-I-E
gee i just wonder if that aolus guy gets the point after all those comments...
Probably but if you say something stupid you should be prepared for stuff like this.
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