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Not that much overhead when you consider that pregnancy tests that cost $0.10-0.25 to develop are then sold for ten bucks a pop...
    
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I stopped caring about handhelds ever since smartphones became the norm.
Not quite the norm yet, but they're definately getting there.
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Ok i used to look at these things and be like *** they are making massive profits.

However the selling price of a product is set by the cost of components, fixed costs, variable costs, profit for manufacturer, profit for retailer.

There is alot of costs you do not initially think about!
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Not an unexpected margin in the least. By the way, retail markup on game systems is like a penny. Stores can't make any real money on games or systems anymore. The only reason B&M retail stores are still in business is the accessories and services.
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which is alot better than Apple's profit margin... roughly 150-200 to make an ipad (might be even less) but sells for 600? cmon..
lmao at this. better profit margin means less money. wut?
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Ok i used to look at these things and be like *** they are making massive profits.

However the selling price of a product is set by the cost of components, fixed costs, variable costs, profit for manufacturer, profit for retailer.

There is alot of costs you do not initially think about!
Such as costs of the paintings in the CEO's office or that monthly new leather chair in the president's office or private bathrooms?
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post #27 of 76
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I stopped caring about handhelds ever since smartphones became the norm.
It's odd you should say this, because I have as well, however, I generally don't use my phone for any sort of entertainment.
post #28 of 76
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I stopped caring about handhelds ever since smartphones became the norm.
Couldn't agree more.

The 3DS has the same internal components as my iPhone 4.

PSP2 has the same (or slightly better) internal components as iPhone 5/iPad 2.

So when I can put them in my pocket and make calls (without embarrassment), I will move over to handhelds.

Am waiting for the PSP2's screen, just to see if it's worthy of something.
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Couldn't agree more.

The 3DS has the same internal components as my iPhone 4.

PSP2 has the same (or slightly better) internal components as iPhone 5/iPad 2.

So when I can put them in my pocket and make calls (without embarrassment), I will move over to handhelds.

Am waiting for the PSP2's screen, just to see if it's worthy of something.
3DS and PSP2 also have buttons, and games that involve more than knocking over pieces of wood or slicing fruit.

I love Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja, but there isn't a comparable experience on an iOS or Android device, that doesn't end up with you covering 70% of the screen with your thumbs.
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A company is entitled to make their money... Plus, they are currently the only "next-GEN" portable on the market right now. I am sure once the NGP comes out, Nintendo will evaluate their options then, but until then, why shouldn't they charge $250 for a device which can display 3D content WITHOUT glasses?
     
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