300 sounds about right to me...i still don't get why everyone thinks the NGP is going to be soo much more expensive than the 3DS. the 3DS has two screens -- the NGP has one screen and more raw power. it's a bit of a tit-for-tat.
The NGP's screen is pretty expensive itself along with the 3G, CPU/GPU, trackpad and memory it's not going to be cheap. The iPod Touch sells for $299.99 at 32GB and $399.99 at 64GB right now for a comparison. I think $349.99 will probably be the price if they want to go as cheap as they can, but I don't think a $399.99 pricetag is out of the question.
Good points. The iPod touch has a much weaker cpu/gpu, no physical buttons, no 3G, no back trackpad, etc... NGP is going to be expensive or sold for quite a loss, imo.
And that iPod touch is sold with Apple price margins which might be even higher than Nintendo ripoff margins while Sony will go for small loses or no profit on initial sales.
Also a good point. Apple is notorious for ripping people off on hardware costs.
agree with the apple statement -- they have amazing margins so the comparison isn't really valid.
to the screen on the NGP -- i did my grad research on OLEDs and organic solar cells and i can tell you, the reason that industry is so interested in this tech is that the manufacturing of OLED screens is much much easier than competitive techs like LCD. I wouldn't be surprised if the 3DS's two screens cost more than the NGP's one screen.
okay yeah, the raw power of the NGP is going to cost more than the 3DS but knowing sony is planning to take a small lose-lead strategy and that nintendo never seems to attempt that...i can't imagine the NGP is going to be much different in cost from the 3DS.
300 sounds right to me.