PlayStation 3 Production Costs Cut in Half Since Launch

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Posted on January 12, 2008, Chris PlayStation 3 Production Costs Cut in Half Since Launch

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It’s clear that the PlayStation 3’s high price has been the main issue it has faced in its first year on the market, with a $100 price drop bringing the price down to a $400 mark that’s far from mass market. But through the removal of certain parts and other factors, the price to build a PS3 is now down to around $400 – roughly half the $800 it cost to produce the system prior to its November 2006 launch.

While this doesn’t have any immediate impact on gamers, as the production costs on the system decrease, Sony is then allowed the flexibility to lower the system’s retail price. Nothing is imminent, but given some time, we’ll definitely be seeing at least one price cut on the system in 2008.

My guess? We see a $300 PS3 by the end of the year.

BusinessWeek via PS3 Fanboy

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