Posts Tagged ‘playstation’

Thanks to research firm IHS, the bill of material and associated cost of next-gen now current-gen consoles are known, and neither Microsoft or Sony makes profits from the hardware sales.

PS4 & XBone consoles image courtesy of

According to IHS, after spending $75 on the Kinect, $110 on AMD processors/GPUs, $60 on memory, then adding various other equipment, each Xbox one costs Microsoft $471 to manufacture. Taking into consideration the MSRP of $499, there’s only a meager margin of $28, that likely goes to retailer and transportation.



In a “trying to be funny” clip at Jono and Ben at Ten (New Zealand TV show), Jono Pryor was supposedly smashing Ben Boyce’s brand new, 8 hours old PS4. Well, who got punished?

Morale of the story? Don’t mess with PS4.

Bugs? No bugs? Its confusing!!!

When Sony asks for defective consoles to be sent back, they only accept them if they don’t have bugs in it. Like, not infected with insects. Which would be gross, and risk infecting other consoles – what a mess. Here’s the note included in the return box for defect PS4, thanks to Brendan Sinclair

PS4 return notice: no disc, no joysticks, no cables & no bugs – image courtesy of Brendan Sinclair (twitter)


XB360 had its RROD. PS4 has its BLOD and it is even worst than last gen’s microsoft plague, as the brand new, freshly out of the box PS4 didn’t even work. No audio, no video. No fun for Sony fanboys.

Blue Light of Death – animation courtesy of


What was supposed to be one of the best week-end of the year for gamers and geeks of the world turned out to be a nightmare waiting in-line with Sony helpdesk.