- Jan 16, 2020
R&D costs should be factored into the cost of any product. It doesn't come free, and the funds will need to be replaced if you ever want to develop another product.
Not when you're trying to argue the difference between a general purpose vs special purpose device. And they don't report on this in their financial reports so I don't know why you think they would here
The context here is very obvious given the talk of sales and margins. It's whether after the cost of BOM, logistics etc. does the sale of an xbox console produce a profit, in comparison to something like an iPhone which does produce a profit with every phone sold.
They're not asking whether they're recouping R&D costs. It's about the profitability of the hardware.