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Submitted by Saints94 554d ago | news

Sony: PlayStation business needs to be profitable this year

Sony's UK MD Feral Gara talks about PS4 needing to be profitable this financial year and the price of premium games. (Next-Gen, PS4, Sony)

NameRemoved0017  +   554d ago
Sony, you have done a enough I can guarantee you atleast $400 + Destiny, killzone and infamous second son and Playstation Plus purchased right now.
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Zero23  +   554d ago
Me to.
blitz0623  +   554d ago
Alright people, time to give them what they deserve for staying conservative and avoiding the route Microsoft took.
RiPPn  +   554d ago
Same here, thanks Best Buy and your $40 deal!!
badz149  +   554d ago
shutupandtakemymoney
you'll always have business with me, Sony!
M-M  +   553d ago
You finally made a comment in a console related article without saying anything about PCs. I'm proud of you.
Dir_en_grey  +   553d ago
Release them games and you can have all my money =)
Akuma2K  +   554d ago
With the complete turn around sony has done from the PS3 to PS4, i don't think they'll have any problems concerning any financial difficulty as far as selling PS4 games or consoles.....best believe they're making a profit much more quickly this next gen than they did with the PS3.
insomnium2  +   554d ago
Yeah the only problem they WILL have is keeping up with the demand for PS4. I hope you launch this beast ww in 2013. Don't make us europeans wait again. There shouldn't be a problem aquiering the components for PS4 so keep the factories pumping out PS4s so we can all enjoy it this holiday season Sony. That's an order!
Akuma2K  +   553d ago
I'm sure the first batch of PS4 consoles will run quickly and there will be shortages all over, but because it didn't take as much money to build the PS4 (compared to the PS3 launching at $600 to make a profit) i think sony will be able to keep up with the demand at least by 50% and i think the shortages won't last that long but that depends on the area its going to.
Serg  +   553d ago
@Akuma2K

The PS3 wasn't profitable at $599, the launch unit was costing them ~$900 per console. Meaning they lost $300 every time someone bought a PS3 for $599.
SaffronCurse  +   554d ago
They'll definitely get my business.
Nintendo as well.
NatureOfLogic  +   554d ago
I plan to get the WiiU too, but I'm just waiting on a HD zelda announcement.
Bathyj  +   554d ago
Its amazing but WiiU seems to be enjoying a small resurgence in popularity since MS showed Xbone and stunk up the joint.

Its the same reason I always like standing next to fat people.
humbleopinion  +   554d ago
Resurgence? What Resurgence!?
While both the PS4 and Xbox One day one editions are outsold ing Amazon, with the regular versions trading blows for the first place in their charts, the WiiU currently sits at around #300-#400 place: below the X360, PS3 and even the good old Wii.

At the same time, the best selling WiiU game (NSMBU) barely makes it to the top 100 right now, whereas multiple unreleased games for both the PS4 and Xbone are making it way higher. In what retailer (and/or planet) are you seeing a resurgence in WiiU popularity?
Bathyj  +   553d ago
I just meant there seem to be a lot more people talking about it now.
RiPPn  +   554d ago
I'll snag a Wii U also, but not til it get's a price drop, $350 for it now that the PS4 is $399 seems absurd.
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d_dogg2007  +   554d ago
Sony has been getting my business since ps1 and will continue getting my business till the very end!! Sony consoles are the greatest consoles a gamer can ask for!
latincooker214  +   553d ago
same here d dogg. Sony the only thing im saying to you is take my damn money already;) PS4 FTW;)
d_dogg2007  +   553d ago
I don't think I have ever been so hyped for a console release in my life! Everything about the PS4 to me screams PS2 greatness! Sony is doing this so perfectly and I think if they pull it off it will reunite gamers under one roof who have been split ever since the Cancer (Microsoft) has made its appearance in the industry!
AznGaara  +   554d ago
"Expect premium games to carry a fairly premium price tag." This has me a bit worried. Back in February Jack Tretton said PS4 games will be from $.99 to $60 so I hope they don't go over $60 for these AAA games.
WorldGamer  +   554d ago
I think we can all agree, they are off to a great start. Gotta get myself a second PS4 preorder so I can sell it at an inflated price on Dec. 31. Christmas Business Plan, ACTIVATED. Lol.
Saints94  +   554d ago
Reading this has caused some concern for the price of future games. Hopefully this is just me turning a molehill into a mountain.
NameRemoved0017  +   554d ago
What if Sony charged $60 for new games and Microsoft charged $70 because they have to pay more $ for the blu ray disk, that would be hilarious and turn off even more people from even considering an xbox one.
Agent_hitman  +   554d ago
Well, judging from the pre-orders, I think Sony already gaining a momentum like on PS2. And I'm sure it will in the coming years.
MASTER_RAIDEN  +   554d ago
my only hope is that a 399 price tag is a reasonable one which can make them money. seeing the xboner priced so high makes me wonder how profitable a technologically superior ps4 would be at 100 dollars less.

then again, i guess it also makes you wonder how much of a rip off the xbox one actually is, huh?
S2Killinit  +   554d ago
Sony you got one PS4 sold to me, plus a PS eye, along with Destiny (not sure if its launch title), Infamous, and "the Order" whenever that comes out.
strigoi814  +   554d ago
Dont worry sony you will have my share
Silly gameAr  +   554d ago
I think they're on the right track.
ramiuk1  +   553d ago
well everyone i know is going ps4 next gen,im buying a ps3 now (new so sony gets money)then im getting ps4 and i will do my bit to make you a profit,
u deserve it for doing the right thing,
consumers need to stand up to DRM and other restrictions,SONY has built us a huge cart fror every consumer to get it.
THERE IS ROOM FOR EVERYONE FOLK,ALL ABOARD!!!!!!!
latincooker214  +   553d ago
WELL SAID ramiuk1. i gots to give you a bubble. PS4 FTW ;)

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