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Play$tation 4: Sony announces the PS4 won’t be sold at loss

ExtremeTech: When Sony built the PS3, it pulled out all the stops. The console had a custom-built processor based on a new architecture that IBM, Sony, and Toshiba jointly invested $400 million in developing. It packed a new-then (for 2005) Blu-ray drive, full backwards compatibility with the PlayStation 2, 256MB of high-speed custom XDR RAM, and a formidable I/O controller for keeping all the various components conversing with each other. Even the PSU — an integrated, low-profile 400W unit — was a slick piece of engineering.

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