Sony squeezes $18 out of each PS4 sold, says research firm IHS, which means the company may not see a profit on the new console.
In a tear-down examination released to AllThingsD, IHS revealed that each console costs $381 to manufacture, which Sony then sells to the consumer for $399. That seems like a meager amount; however, it's a step up from the loss seen on each PS3.
A similar IHS analysis of the PlayStation 3 conducted in 2006 found that each console cost $805 to build and sold for $599. The cost of components gradually came down. But … Read more