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The PlayStation 3 Inches Back Towards Not Losing Sony Money

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When first released, every PlayStation 3 lost Sony about $200. Then, they figured out how to cut costs and broke even for a while. Now, with the cheaper PS3 Slim, they're back to losing money, albeit a lot less money.

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iSuppli's latest PS3 teardown finds Sony losing a mere $31.27 less than its manufacturing costs. Of course, these figures don't take into account software development, marketing or any of these other not-insignificant costs that go into putting the PS3 on store shelves.

But hey, it's nice to see Sony not absolutely bleeding money, even after a significant price cut. [iSuppli]

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It's a beautiful machine. I much prefer it to my Xbox 360. But I've noticed the colours on the PS3 are a bit dull/washed out compared to the 360 version of the same game. Off topic I know but anyone have any idea why? My 360 is running at 780p but my PS3 is connected to my Bravia LCD with a HDMI running at 1080p.