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Old 01-20-2008   #13
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Default Re: PS3 Conspiracy theory

Originally Posted by Lotus View Post
The 40G costs around $570 actually.
Not according to this Engadget story

In a piece primarily focused on Blu-ray over at Business Week, a bit of scrolling led to quite the interesting tidbit: Sony has apparently been able to slash the production cost of its PlayStation 3 in half. More specifically, it was noted that the firm has been able to "shrink the PS3's chips and tweak its design," which aided in getting the cost per machine "to around $400 now, from above $800 just before it went on sale in November 2006." According to Nikko Citigroup's Kota Ezawa, the biggest culprit for such an improvement is the "reduction in the parts count." Still, we wouldn't get our hopes up for yet another price cut just yet, but at least things are moving in the right direction.

Originally Posted by Lotus View Post
If they keep losing the console war they may firesale to $299 but I doubt it.
The PS2 started off slow too & it has sold over 110 million consoles!
There are a lot of big games being released this year, Metal Gear Solid 4 & Gran Turismo 5 alone will sell millions of consoles, Don't count the PS3 out yet!
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