Production cost comparison PS3 - 360 Elite

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  1. Crossbar

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    I just don´t understand why the harddrive of the PS3 is more expensive than the one in the 360. Does someone have any idea?
    I wonder how acurate these figures are, the PS3 figures are very high, maybe they are old.
     
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    those "other components" are also expensive!

    What are these?
     
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    Boing! Prices are for samples for anyone to buy and June shipments. If that's too late, there's a higher-powered type (for recorders) right now for 5000 Yen a pop=41.70 USD. That's 8.5 as strong as a ROM drive needs, so it's most definitely not the same cost to produce.

    Completely does not compute. And 150$ "other components" vs zero, even after having already included "etc" in the first item? Wtf, Digitimes, wtf.
     
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    This looks like a copy of that earlier comparison. There isn't even a correction for the Elite's harddrive - how is that 120gb one cheaper than the 60gb one for the PS3?
     
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    Agreed. Doesn't make sense at all.
     
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    Worthless comparison of what some analyst figured it cost to make a Ps3 at launch vs cost to make a 360 now?
     
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    $20 for a Bluetooth chip and a WiFi module? What is this analyst smoking.

    Bluetooth = dirt cheap, in almost every new mobile phone.
    WiFi = I can buy a consume grade PCI card for $20.
     
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    After some further scrutiny, those figures definitely look flawed. Please lock. Sorry for posting this crap.

    Digitimes the new Inquirer? :???:
     
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    He didn't say hardware wont be profitable soon. He said "the business" will turn a profit in 08. In fact since embedded devices lost 300m and only shipped 500k Xboxes, Hardware probably wasn't a large component of the losses 300m/500k =$600 per Xbox.

    BTW, this is a old Isuppli comparison of 360 Premium (not Elite which didn't exist at that time) and PS3 digitimes has regurgitated for some reason..

    And yeah it's pretty flawed, as has been pointed out, now, and then..
     
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    iSuppli is not to be trusted in their breakdowns these days, and Digitimes further flawed the comparison by using those numbers as a springboard to their own analysis.

    Hell, even the retail price of the 360 Elite - an arbitrary static figure - was marked down incorrectly here. As usual, key points of shock on my part when viewing those iSuppli cost figures for the PS3 include the 'chassis' cost of $60+ and the assembly costs of $40+..... I mean seriously, what are these guys smoking?

    Anyway, I will lock as requested.
     
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