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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2006 4:09 pm    Post subject: PS3 to cost Sony $800 to build Reply with quote

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Merrill Lynch shows Sony's PS3 BOM, but has trouble with adding numbers

Traditional costs shows that as technology improves, the cost of buying the best product of the current year should cost less than if you had bought the best the year before. While this may hold true in the PC hardware market, it doesn't seem to be true for consoles. Games may not necessarily be "better" today than they were five to ten years ago, but they either cost the same or more. Consoles themselves have seen significant rises in prices.

Engadget is reporting that a bill of materials (BOM) written up by Merrill Lynch shows that Sony's PlayStation 3 costs a whopping $800 to produce. Of course, it's been known that Microsoft and others will sell consoles at a loss and make back the money on the games. However, considering that Xbox 360 systems are going for $600 and over, the price to play games these days are climbing ever higher.

Interestingly, the BOM lists that Blu-ray will cost Sony $350, which doesn't seem to make sense. Sony manufactures its own drives and sources a large number of components. Of all the components listed, the Blu-ray drive is the most expensive piece.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2006 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

um it says 900 lol
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2006 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aces_High wrote:
um it says 900 lol


They can't add
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