Originally Posted by saturnotaku
On top of software sales, the PS2 made tons of money because it was the fastest selling console in history, and Sony was able to, in very short order, make back the money it invested for R&D and tooling.
With the PS3 selling far below the clip of the PS2 and the attach rate being so low, it's going to be much longer before it becomes profitable.
Thats why Sony is putting such a high bet on Blu-Ray, if sony can grab some of the people who just want a nextgen video player they make some money off Blu-Ray sales. Look at OWA, he had a PS3 for maybe a month and owns tons of movies already...
Sony knew the risk with the PS3, this isn't a suprise to them at all, hell the PS3 was hurting them prior to its release.