Namco Bandai Says 500,000 Sales Needed For PS3 Profits

7 12 2006

Namco Bandai president Takeo Takasu has claimed that any game must sell at least half a million copies on the PlayStation 3 in order for it to make a profit, in an interview with business site Bloomberg. According to Takasu, increased development costs for the console, particularly relating to graphical assets creation, means that the average game will now cost ¥1 billion ($8.6m) to develop. This is stated as being more than twice the cost for xbox 360 games

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