Sony To Report $1.3 Billion Quarterly Loss On Friday.

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  1. TEXAN*

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    http://www.smarthouse.com.au/TVs_And_Large_Display/Industry/H3R5W9P2

    If going platform agnostic and dropping the costly console wars is what it takes for Stringer to save his job, then believe you me he'll make the call.
     
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    So why should their place in the console market be the thing to be targeted? Seems to me they are more secure there in the long run (while there are only 3 competitors and they have a "fanbase"). Their other hardware segments can be improved. The console segment was really the only thing painted in a positive light in the article so why your conclusion? Could stringer even get the go ahead to do that?

    btw apple is much more a premium brand than sony. Don't know why they were included in the authors list. This type of news also will cause a fall in sony stock prematurely (we dont know its true).
     
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    Because they lose $100 on every Slim sold.

    The more SCEI sells PSX3 Slim, the quicker Sony arrives at bankruptcy court...
     
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    Isn't smarthouse a terrible site with a history of terribly fake news stories? Do we have any other source for the 'Stringer may be dumped' line?
     
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    Where did you come up with $150 loss per console? I was under the impression that it was more like $20-$30 (if it is even that high. I seem to recall hearing somewhere within the last year that the loss on the previous iteration of the PS3 was around 10% ($440 to make, selling for $400).
     
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    My fault, It's $100 per unit sold.

    http://www.examiner.com/x-6894-SF-C...ays-Sony-is-losing-100-per-Playstation-3-sold

    I've updated my post.
     
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    In my mind/opinion, the only console platform that wins in the long term are the mobile platforms from Apple or Google....
     
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    That's because no one games at home ?
     
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    at that rate of loss they will be bankrupt around the year 2300

    Havent they got billions in the bank?
    (checks)
    yep

    TEXAN - "damn those pesky facts again"
     
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    Where is this analyst getting their manufacturing costs?

    Sony has much more areas to worry about than their gaming sector. Their PC's or TV's aren't doing so hot either. Either way, Stringer has been given the power he needs to make change within the organization since the financial crisis. He is now able to make the changes he has been wanting to make without anyone fighting him. It will take a while before you, as a consumer, see the labor of the company restructure.
     
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    Isn't that borrowed money?
     
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    I see it's against the rules to point out someone's intent.

    Anyway, All of these thread's you make come with little factual information and outrageous assumptions on your behalf. Don't you think you should start fact checking more often before you start making these allegations?

    That said, if Sony loses $100 on every PS3 Sold, they still make a considerable chunk of change from a lot of the services and accessories (and software) that they sell. Losing $100 per console isn't a big deal at all.

    I could go into specifics, but I fear you'll just ignore it in place of more FUD on how Sony is going to fall out of the console race and become a 3rd party publisher.

    Nebula - I don't see the relevance of it being borrowed money or not. If it's money in their bank, it's money in their bank. Granted, they will have to pay the money back, but none of us can predict the kind of financial situation Sony will be in at that time.
     
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    Well this isn't GOOD news..in the past I'd have blamed the economy but it seems many American companies are turning in good profit figures these days.
     
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    I wonder why TEXAN thinks it is the Playstation to blame for the majority of the losses
     
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    I thought everyone knew that Sony is only a gaming company :razz:
     
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    Yes, and no. Check out the silly typo in the beginning and the fact that he mentions Sony's own projected loss for the year, which is less what he's claiming for the quarter. There is another story where the author seemingly didn't grasp the idea of what patents really mean:

    http://www.smarthouse.com.au/TVs_And_Large_Display/Industry/A3X9E8L4?page=1
     
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    Some and the global economy hasn't exactly recovered yet to write it off as a reason why CE companies are still struggling. Employment isn't exactly on the rise anywhere nowadays.
     
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    Call me old-fashioned, but I personally donĀ“t think this kind of inflammatory nonsense remarks belong on B3D.
     
  19. liolio

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    Well we don't know for sure, I think (if there is truth to this news) Sony might still be suffering from actual currencies, the dollars is super low right now (which I like as I'm going to spend two weeks with my wife in US for Christmas, I'm going to buy a bunch of clothes :) ).

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    I'm searching for euro/yen comparision.
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    It's a bit better but not great either, the trend is bad.
     
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    IT could be very bad. how long does it take sony to recoup the cost ? They may recoup it and mabye make a profit on it ,but it coudl take a long time which means sony has to carry those looses through quarters.

    I don't see how $100 lost on a console isn't a big deal , they have to make that up before they make a profit.


    That being said i have no idea how expensive the slim is and what htey looose on it. I just thnk sony as a whole is in a deep wad of crap. Their products have allways carried a price premium and in my experiance rarely if ever warrent it.
     
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