Sony PS3 Will Cost Company 100 Billion Yen

empty walletWhile Sony is optimistic on the projected initial sales of the PlayStation 3, the company announced its game division is expected to post a loss of about 100 billion yen.  ThatÂ’s right, billion with a B. A hundred of them.

How much is that in US dollars?  We couldnÂ’t fit all the zeros in our calculator. But 100 billion in any currency is no chump change unless its Monopoly money. Sony says the start-up bill for the PS3 is around $425 million and it they donÂ’t expect the console to make money immediately.

empty walletWhile Sony is optimistic on the projected initial sales of the PlayStation 3, the company announced its game division is expected to post a loss of about 100 billion yen.  ThatÂ’s right, billion with a B. A hundred of them.

How much is that in US dollars?  We couldnÂ’t fit all the zeros in our calculator. But 100 billion in any currency is no chump change unless its Monopoly money. Sony says the start-up bill for the PS3 is around $425 million and it they donÂ’t expect the console to make money immediately.

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