XBox 360 is a Big Money Loser

By Deane Barker on November 25, 2005

Microsoft loses money on each Xbox: Thank goodness they have cash to burn.

The cost of building a Microsoft Xbox 360 video game console is nearly 40 percent higher than the retail price […]

The firm estimated the total cost to manufacture and test a premium Xbox 360, the software giant’s sleek and powerful new gaming machine, which debuted on Tuesday, was $552.27, compared with its retail price of $399.



  1. Not to worry; they’ll make up for that shortfall with the first few games bought by the users. No mention of the profit margin on $60 games.

  2. I know of a site that’ll give one away for free. along with other electrical items. all you have to do is sign up for an offer and get your friends to do the same and they send it. i’d reccomend the ilove film offer as its free. you just cancel your membership within 3 weeks!

    give it a look

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