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129. Re: Steam Hardware Plans? Mar 5, 2012, 16:08 Dev
avianflu wrote on Mar 5, 2012, 11:11:
It would need the adoption level of a console and that is asking for a lot in the first gen
Actually, to expand on the previous reply, no it wouldn't. If valve sells it near cost (it would be a HUGE mistake to sell it under cost like consoles usually are when they first come out), then any additional steam sales through a steambox are extra profit to them. They really don't have to sell many to make back money from steam sales. They'd have their R&D costs such as developing a steam UI to cover the OS, but a lot of the things they should do with it (like making configuration easier and doing more update features) would benefit current steam customers. And valve has more than enough money to pay for the R&D costs. So really, they would do fine with even a few sales.

MS lost a total of $4 billion (thats AFTER all the profits and licensing from games is taken into account) on xbox 1, the cost to enter the console market. But you know why they lost that? Because they sold the console at a significant loss and they had significant quality issues. If valve doesn't sell it at a loss and they use off the shelf parts with known quality, then they shouldn't have those problems.
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