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post #21 of 58
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Originally Posted by BizzareRide View Post
Look at smartphones... They're expensive as hell and don't offer desktop-like graphics or quad-cortex cores...

Its going to cost a lot to manufacture so either Sony will take a loss and recoup their monetary loses by way of game sales or it'll have a high MSRP.
They're expensive as hell because they're marked up to make contracts more enticing. IIRC the new OMAP (Cortex A9) chipset that came out had a development board for sale at certain suppliers for a little over a hundred. Honestly the screen is probably the most expensive part of the entire product but I doubt it costs anything close to the 500-600 dollars, probably less than half.
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post #22 of 58
Most phones are subsidized with contracts and extensions, which is when most people get their new phones anyways.
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post #23 of 58
I'm gonna buy one right away, so when people complain about the price and they remove features to make it cheaper, I can laugh at them. Like my launch PS3.
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post #24 of 58
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Originally Posted by cgg123321 View Post
Iphone 4, Ipad, etc.


Imo around $400 would be "affordable" for all the technology packed into this thing

My guess it will be around the PSP release price and they will bundle games with it to make it more appealing (as I guess it will cost more than $350 to manufacture).
I dont remember how much iPhone 4 cost to make in the begging but 3GS was something like 97$ so forget 350 for PSP. More like 150$ to make.
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post #25 of 58
I am going to say $299.99 just like the PS3, but I am sure that this is going to be sweet! Apparently they can just transfer a PS3 game over to the PSP2, so that should be sweet if they double release games (one for the portable, and one for the PS3, would be awesome to play some Call of Duty on one of these too).
     
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post #26 of 58
Wouldn't surprise me if you can use the NGP as a PS3 controller. Pricewise, it should be around $300. Remember that Sony's competitor is Nintendo and the big N always have the advantage in the handheld market and caters to those casual gamers.
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post #27 of 58
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post
I dont remember how much iPhone 4 cost to make in the begging but 3GS was something like 97$ so forget 350 for PSP. More like 150$ to make.
What was it about Sony losing money with PS3's @ $299 then?

With the screen, cameras, gps, 3g, tech they are putting into the NGP, wouldn't the initial costs of production be very high?


I was refering to the Iphone 4 as being an expensive portable device, not production costs
 
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post #28 of 58
It's gonna be 599.98.
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post #29 of 58

~$300 sounds about right IMO. If not then..

post #30 of 58
Mass production and mass selling might make up for a lower price ? 300-350 in my opinion
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