PS4 To Not Generate A Loss Like The PS3 and Xbox One No Longer Requires Kinect

Good afternoon folks.

Once again Microsoft has changed something about the Xbox One, it involves the Kinect and Andrew House is expecting that Sony will not be generating losses like the losses generated with the PS3.

Let's begin with begin.

PS4 Losses Unlike PS3 Losses


Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andrew House said that Sony will not be expecting a loss that was generated by the PS3.

"We will not generate anything like the losses we did for the PlayStation 3" Mr.House told Bloomberg.

A report on the losses generated from the PS3, Sony lost more than 3.5 billion dollars in 2007 and 2008 after the PS3 launched in 2006 for 600 dollars. CEO Kazuo Hirai has said the system did not become profitable until late 2011.

Sony aims to avoid PS3-like losses for the PS4 in part due to a smaller investment in the PS4 relative to the PS3, CFO Masaru Kato said on a recent earnings call "hundreds of millions and billions" that went into design the PS3's chip set on semiconductor fabrication because these technologies were not readily available.

"At the core, we are taking off-the shelf technology available and we are putting our proprietary technology around that core chipset, the amount of investment is much, much smaller. I cannot give you the absolute amount."


Finally the thing that's been a buzz in the gaming community.

Xbox One No Longer Requires Kinect To Function


Xbox Corporate Vice President Marc Whitten has revealed that the new Kinect sensor will no longer be required in order to function. You can still use the console without the kinect in order to play games and access entertainment content.

 "Ask Microsoft Anything" Marc Whitten responded to a question from IGN asking if the Kinect needed to be plugged in for the console to function.

Q: "Since Kinect Must be plugged in for the Xbox One to function, what happens if your Kinect breaks? Like if it falls off the top of your TV onto a hardwood floor or something? Will the console cease to function?"

Short Answer: The console will still function if Kinect isn't plugged in, although you won't be able to use any feature or experience that explicitly uses the sensor.

For the full answer and other answers to questions you may have had about Xbox One, head here:


Starting with the Sony article.

Ouch. 5 years into the console's life and it didn't start making a profit until 2011? That must've hurt Sony.

Well thankfully now they've learned that they cannot make a console with such a high price point and also learned that in an attempt to make your console "unique" you make the console's architecture a nightmare for developers to make games on.

As for the Xbox One Kinect article.

Even with this revelation people are still reacting negatively to this, people are saying  "180 after 180, what will M$ change next?"

Don't be surprised from now on when Microsoft makes a change for the better and someone makes a negative comment or people start to criticize Microsoft even more for their "180s"

Personally? This shows that Microsoft is not standing by their product, with every "180" every policy or console change. They show Sony has won, Microsoft is admitting defeat with every new revelation.

It's good that now people will be able to decide whether or not they want to use the Kinect with their Xbox One, but with knock on effect being that it shows Microsoft saw Sony had the better idea and they should start doing things the way Sony did or will do in the future in case gamers begin to have negative criticism on any aspect of their console.

Thank you for reading.

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