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    Having a Blu-ray drive was one of the big advantages of the PS3 over Xbox 360. This is set to change next generation, with both consoles supporting Blu-rays. However, this has come at a cost for Microsoft.


    In this week’s episode of ‘Pach-Attack’, an analyst from Wedbush Securities named Michael Pachter was able to estimate how much Sony would earn from the Blu-ray license. The figure he came up with is two to three dollars, or around two pounds, per console sold. Considering how many Xbox Ones are expected to sell, this could work out to be quite a lucrative sum for Sony, with Pachter estimating the full amount to be between $150 to $200 million. While this is not a game-changing amount for either company, it’s amusing to hear that Microsoft must pay their main competitor for every console they put on the market.
    http://pcgmedia.com/...-xbox-one-sold/

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    Default Re: Sony will earn two to three dollars for every Xbox One sold

    Sucks for MS, but it's fair enough. If they want to use Sony's technology, it has a price

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    Default Re: Sony will earn two to three dollars for every Xbox One sold

    This common in the tech industry now. Wonder if they factored in the royalty payments Sony makes to Microsoft for its Android and Windows Devices. Im sure Microsoft is making a lot more then that 150-200 million payment to Sony.
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    Default Re: Sony will earn two to three dollars for every Xbox One sold

    Considering that Microsoft collects on just about every PC out there, I don't think they are worried.

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    Default Re: Sony will earn two to three dollars for every Xbox One sold

    I think it would have been funny if Sony would have said no to Microsoft and then MS would have had to try and sell Xbox One as an entertainment unit without a blu-ray player LOLOLOL

    I really think Sony missed an opportunity here to crush MS even more.

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