Next Generation Hardware Cost Comparison
if you haven’t read this report from cnet, it’s looking to be a lot more grounded than that trash that was the infamous “merril lynch” ps3 cost estimate.
the final cost breakdown?
Total: If you use the low-end figures for Cell ($150) and the Blu-ray drive ($200) the PS3 materials bill comes to $700. The high estimate, including a $230 chip and $300 drive, comes to $880. The average is $790. The Xbox 360, meanwhile, comes in at $476 through averaging prices from different analysts. A study from iSuppli puts the figure at $525.
basically, it comes down to the manufacturing cost of the 360 + $250.
at $10 in royalty sales per console, that’s an ADDITIONAL 25 games for their game-to-console attach rate.
blu-ray is so gonna sink the ship that is sony.