One of the things that goes along with the geek’s morbid obsession to see new gadgets ripped apart is to know how much it costs the maker to build those gadgets. Once we know how much the things cost,we can look at how much they sell them to us for and start the bitching.
Market intelligence firm iSuppli has completed their preliminary analysis of the costs to manufacture Sony’s Playstation 3 consoles. It looks like the two PS3 models (20/60GB) will lose between $241 and $306 each, not including the cost of accessories such as cables, controllers, packaging or shipping.
The estimated material and manufacturing cost for the $499 retail, 20GB PS3 console is $805.85