PS4 Material Cost Estimated to be $372

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Innomasta

makes the price on the Xbox one a little more justifiable huh?

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LatiosXT

Both Sony and Microsoft go into their console wars with the expectation of selling consoles at a loss. They make up for it with software licensing. What Sony was trying to do here wasn't to make a profit on each console (what about shipping and retail?), but trying to keep the costs down as much as possible.

So no, it doesn't make the cost of the Xbox One justifiable.

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kixofmyg0t

I don't think so. The excuse that the Xbox One is more expensive doesn't hold much weight. Even if you say that Kinect alone cost $100, you're still paying more for less powerful hardware.

If you took out the cost of Kinect and made both systems $400, the PS4 is still a better value from a hardware standpoint.

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jedisamurai

And what all of this means is... in a couple of years a PS4 will be 199.99! Yes!

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John Pombrio

Every time someone does a BOM on the PS4, the price goes up. It was first reported as $296, then $330, now it is up to $372. So which is it?

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AFDozerman

This is the first BOM that I've seen, so i'm not sure where those numbers are coming from. I can imagine the fact that the APU is a custom part would make it harder to estimate costs, though.

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kixofmyg0t

Umm, probably the most recent estimate by IHS. Don't know where you got those numbers because the IHS estimate is the first i've seen. Also, it's an estimate....a best guess if you will on BOM.

I've noticed you've made a point to post something negative on every single PS4 related article here. Your bias is showing. It's fine to be biased against it, we all have our likes and dislikes. I'm biased as well, as it's an AMD powered machine. However you're trying to throw mud on rough ESTIMATES? C'mon man. It doesn't have a 50% or whatever you said failure rate(if it did, you'd see it literally EVERYWHERE. Fox News would even cover that story and say it's Obama's fault). The more we find out about the system the more or less the BOM can change.

I look forward to you reporting on every single failed Xbox One unit tomorrow. You ARE going to do that right? I mean it's only fair.

****EDIT**** Well well well. look what I found here. John, you're trying WAY too hard man.

http://i.imgur.com/i2nV1mb.png

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Paper Jam

What I would like to see is a head to head comparison of the PS4 with the XBone. It is pretty clear that Sony and MS are taking different strategies for this generation on the feature/software side of these consoles. But besides that I would like to see who spent their money more wisely on the hardware front. And of course I am really curious to see some hard numbers on the failure rate of the PS4 and what that rate will be for the XBone. I had to send my 360 in to MS for RRoD twice, but so far so good for my PS4.

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D00dlavy

Why the hell is the DRAM so much more?

Anyway, I'm sitting out on this console generation. Have no desire to console game any longer... or ever, for that matter.

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kixofmyg0t

Because it has 8GB of GDDR5.

That's actually a pretty good deal.