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.

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]