How the PS3 got to be $600

Joystiq.com has an interesting article posted that tries to explain how the upcoming Playstation 3 became such an expensive (relatively speaking) piece of hardware.  Could it be the NVIDIA built GPU, Cell Processors, memory, and Blu-Ray drive? Probably...

"While the entire internet (at least the gaming part) continues to reel from Sony's $600 price announcement, we have to consider just how it came to be that the video game console leader decided to create such an expensive piece of machinery. There's no confusing this: Sony has known for some time that the PlayStation 3 would cost more than any game system before it (two jobs, remember?). But what corporate machinations influenced that decision?"

 

Via: Joystiq | News Archive | Tags: S3, PS3
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