What is the true production cost of the PS3?

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the newly revised PS3 is believed to cost Sony $448.73 in materials, manufacturing and box content.



Since the system's launch, production costs have been reduced significantly as a result of phasing out the Emotion Engine chip and falling hardware costs.[77][78] The cost of manufacturing Cell microprocessors has fallen dramatically as a result of moving to the 65 nm production process,[79][78] and Blu-ray diodes have become cheaper to manufacture.[77][80] As of January 2008, each unit costs around $400 to manufacture.[81][82]



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I have seen lots of different numbers but for the most part, most say Sony loses around $50 each console sold, not counting shipping. But as the poster above states, only Sony knows for sure.

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I heard around $420, but even if it's $440 would that mean Sony is making money off the 160 GB version, an extra 80 GB shouldn't cost that much

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Bullet100000 said:

4 ≈ One

Here is a hint!

Well, the $400 comes from articles a year old, so I would go with isupply numbers.

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The PS3's original production cost was cut down by half to where it stands today. You do the math.