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    It's very true, but the conclusion of that message couldn't be more wrong. Companies have always taken a hit on the console, since the days of the NES. They know they can pull in more with software than they ever will in hardware, because the hardware isn't user-programmable. So, deliver consoles at an affordable rate and pick it back up in the 500-10000% profit made on each cartridge or disk.
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    Even so, seedjar, the loss is pretty high compared to the past
    that makes no logic

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    I seriously doubt it. If sales are low and product development, marketing and other fixed costs are factored in, maybe it's true. But the cost to build each additional unit must be much less.
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    i thought the Wii could play DVDs!!!....well this stinks. i stil lthink the Wii is best. you can play your gamecube things(which is what i got) buy older nintendo games with Wiii points(which i think is genius btw) and...its just looks cool haha.
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    Not especially... At least, it doesn't surprise me personally. If I recall the original edition of the Sega Genesis was sold for less than half the manufacturing cost.
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    PS - It's not just Nintendo games, Alex; Sega and dozens of other companies have signed on for emulation support. They'll even have TurboGraphix16 games, which I think it pretty cool. I think I read a teaser somewhere about the possibility of expanded editions of classic games being released through Nintendo's network.
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    ah...i had a genesis...good times mortal combat and sonic were THE games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Here's my solution to the "which system is better" problem: I own them all! Haha!
    Nice. Wish I could do that. Too bad I have to justify expenses to my wife.

    Any way, I will wait for the PS3's second shipment.

    Anyone know the truth about an ugle rumor I heard? I know PS3 is supposed to be backwards compatable, but apparantly these first gen systems aren't for most games, and people will have to buy an adaptor? Is this true?

    And I thought only Microsoft released things with known bugs still everywhere....
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    herenorthere, 'tis true, see

    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]It found that each $600 console costs Sony $840 to make. ISuppli notes that it’s common for manufacturers to take a loss on the hardware, calculating that they’ll make it up with game sales. Also, component costs should come down in the future.

    “Still, the size of Sony’s loss per unit is remarkable, even for the video-game console business,” iSuppli said.
    found at MSNBC
    that makes no logic

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