Microsoft only makes $28 for every Xbox One sold

IHS estimates that the combined parts and manufacturing costs of  the Xbox One, which includes the console, the Kinect, and the Xbox One controller, costs a total of $471. This means that Microsoft only makes $28 for every Xbox One sold, which is still $10 more than Sony makes for every PS4 sold.

We recently learned the PlayStation 4 only costs a total of $381 to build, which means its current selling price of $399 allows Sony to rake in just $18 per console that’s sold. Now that the Xbox One is out in the wild, IHS has once again estimated what it costs to build Microsoft’s next-generation console, and it looks like the company isn’t making much money with the sale of each console either.

By Sal McCloskey

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