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Old 08-24-09, 10:13 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Sony Losing Money on PS3 Slim

Well I sure hope that Sony is able to sell the PS3 Slim by the truck load in September and throughout all of the holiday season. God of War III, MAG and others can not come soon enough for Sony. If the PS3 Slim only sells moderately they may be in for a world of hurt.

http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/...cle6808050.ece

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If you're just talking about the hardware alone, the quick answer is yes. That makes good headlines, but I don't actually know that that's the true nature of the business that we're all in, whether it's PlayStation, Xbox or the Wii. I think the better indicator is to look at the business as a whole platform, to ask: are you profitable in terms of the hardware, software and peripherals. And the answer to that question is yes on a gross profit level since the last fiscal year.
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Old 08-25-09, 12:00 AM   #2
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Also the speculation of a software based PS2 emulator...
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Old 08-25-09, 12:10 AM   #3
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I would not be surprised if this was a marketing ploy leaked by Sony.

If Sony's losing money on it then it's gotta be a great deal!!! Yeah, whatever...
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Old 08-25-09, 12:51 AM   #4
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Also the speculation of a software based PS2 emulator...
Some high up dude just said on the record the other day the PS3 will NEVER have the ability to play PS2 games again.

But who knows, really.
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Old 08-25-09, 07:45 AM   #5
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Some high up dude just said on the record the other day the PS3 will NEVER have the ability to play PS2 games again.

But who knows, really.
I dout it, Theres real profit to be had from including PS2 DLC. Imagine, retards like myself would rebuy PS2 games just to have digital versions...
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Old 08-25-09, 09:39 PM   #6
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ps3 slim teardown http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/PlayS...-3-Slim/1121/1
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Old 08-26-09, 01:07 AM   #7
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Only one fan? Microsoft's engineers should look at those photos and learn from them.
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Old 08-26-09, 01:58 AM   #8
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Only one fan? Microsoft's engineers should look at those photos and learn from them.
The interesting thing isn't that there is one fan, nor that the fan is roughly 5". What is really interesting is how the heat pipe is built into the circular housing for the fan.
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I wonder if we might have to replace that CR2032 battery seen in Step 23.
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I dout it, Theres real profit to be had from including PS2 DLC. Imagine, retards like myself would rebuy PS2 games just to have digital versions...
My guess those will be ports rather than back compatibility or emulation.
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Old 08-27-09, 02:48 AM   #11
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no PS2 emulator= Me no buy
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no PS2 emulator= Me no buy
Why not just get a PS2 then if you have zero interest in PS3 titles...
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