- Apr 3, 2021
You read the title. Oop, i meant play online, not pay online lmao.
ok, that makes sense.If I were to hazard a guess about anything it is because console games still do a lot more physical distribution than PC does and prices are bumped to account for warehousing and shipping even though that is also dieing off for consoles it is still a thing. Content insurance, building insurance, vehicle insurance, cases, disks etc.
Nintendo is the last holdout for making profit on their consoles. They still net a profit on each switch ($40-50 USD IIRC) but I haven't confirmed the amount in a while. They definitely made profit on their previous consoles, I think the Wii U was the only exception (maybe VB, but I don't know for that one).Consoles are (in modern times) always sold at a loss.
Game sales (especially with exclusives) & peripherals are where they make up the money.