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DonFerrari said:
Intrinsic said:

Yup. For reference, PS4 BOM + controller + manufacturing was $381.

The PS4 controller costs $18. The PS5 controller will likely cost around $25-$28 (about $7 to $10 more)

Do you have real source for PS4 controller or that is just people estimatives? Would say the same for the second, seems like speculation.

Based on teardown performed by IHS back in 2013. They do stuff like that, tear down hardware and price match components used on whats in the open market. Well not "open market" but they do their thing. 



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Intrinsic said:
DonFerrari said:

Do you have real source for PS4 controller or that is just people estimatives? Would say the same for the second, seems like speculation.

Based on teardown performed by IHS back in 2013. They do stuff like that, tear down hardware and price match components used on whats in the open market. Well not "open market" but they do their thing. 

Ok if PS3 to PS4 coin raised 5 bucks it could be possible that it happens again to PS5. Sure it is still estimative, but yep it is probably within ballpark... and see the PS3 was under 15 (so close to what I thought).



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

You have to remember how much additional tech is in the DualSense controller compared to the DualShock 4. It has haptic feedback, impulse trigger motors, a larger battery, and an improved speaker and microphone. Those upgrades don't come cheap. Wouldn't be surprised at all if the bill of materials for the DualSense is in the neighborhood of $25-28 like Intrinsic said. I also wouldn't be be surprised if the retail cost of DualSense is $75 or $80, $10-15 more than the $65 DualShock 4.

The Xbox Series controller by comparison should be much cheaper to make than the DualSense. No internal battery, the same impulse rumble motors as XB1's controller, no touchpad, no speaker or microphone, the only new additions are the share button and BlueTooth low power mode for Android and PC compatibility. IHS Markit estimated the BoM on the XB1 controller to be $15 as I recall, Xbox Series controller BoM will probably be in the neighborhood of $17. Retail cost of the Xbox Series controller will likely stay at $65, same as the XB1 controller.

Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 09 September 2020

Happy Birthday, but Sony skipped the date, due to the reveal of competitors price.



PopFan said:
Happy Birthday, but Sony skipped the date, due to the reveal of competitors price.

VGC needs to align the discurse. All Sony do (or don't) is determined to be reaction to something MS done.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

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DonFerrari said:
PopFan said:
Happy Birthday, but Sony skipped the date, due to the reveal of competitors price.

VGC needs to align the discurse. All Sony do (or don't) is determined to be reaction to something MS done.

Especially when its quite the opposite actually.



DonFerrari said:
PopFan said:
Happy Birthday, but Sony skipped the date, due to the reveal of competitors price.

VGC needs to align the discurse. All Sony do (or don't) is determined to be reaction to something MS done.

Indeed.

Poor Sony can't do anything by themselves.



Don't believe rumors. Most are wishful thinking.

Sony announced beforehand that they would be focusing on PS VR this week. It would be counter-intuitive to interrupt the PS VR spotlight with PS5 megatons.



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BraLoD said:
DonFerrari said:

VGC needs to align the discurse. All Sony do (or don't) is determined to be reaction to something MS done.

Indeed.

Poor Sony can't do anything by themselves.

Good old times when Sony send the presentation to press a week prior with date and content but then MS a day before do some reveal then that meant Sony was reacting to it... Or those good threads that Sony not showing any info or doing events ment their marketing was very poor and it had no hype and would fail... but then with MS giving news twice a day no matter what Sony says it is considered reacting to something, even if whatever Sony say gets 5x times more fan and market reaction.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

DonFerrari said:
BraLoD said:

Indeed.

Poor Sony can't do anything by themselves.

Good old times when Sony send the presentation to press a week prior with date and content but then MS a day before do some reveal then that meant Sony was reacting to it... Or those good threads that Sony not showing any info or doing events ment their marketing was very poor and it had no hype and would fail... but then with MS giving news twice a day no matter what Sony says it is considered reacting to something, even if whatever Sony say gets 5x times more fan and market reaction.

Sony also never makes anything right.

If a console is a sucess it's always because someone else made mistakes, if TLoU wins GOTY it's because it didn't have competition even when it was released in the same year that the most popular videogame ever.

Sony really is a lucky bunch.

Except when they make mistakes, then it's just their own fault.