Saturday, 21 January 2012

Report: PlayStation Vita Components Cost $160

Report: PlayStation Vita Components Cost $160
Is Sony making a profit on each unit?
January 20, 2012

A new tear-down of the PlayStation Vita has revealed the approximate cost of its parts. A report by UBM Tech Insights, breaks down the components in the Vita, which add up to an estimated value of $160.

The Vita is available in two SKUs, at $250 for WiFi-only and $300 for 3G. This means that if estimates are true, Sony could be making as much as $90 in profit on the system's WiFi-only model, and $40 from the 3G model. For comparison, the 3DS, which launched at $250 and later dropped to $170, has roughly $100 worth of raw materials.

For everything we know about the Vita, be sure to check out our PlayStation Vita Wiki, which you can edit with any questions that you have.


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