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Yeah.............

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autodesk_3ds_Max
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post #32 of 76
think you should rename thread to "nintendo 3ds parts costs 100" because as stated in the article it costs more than that really, factory building it, software etc
     
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post #33 of 76
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I stopped caring about handhelds ever since smartphones became the norm.
Touchscreens just don't do it for me. No tactile feedback.
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Components, these type of articles always seem to forget the actual PRODUCTION PROCESS.
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post #35 of 76
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Originally Posted by elito View Post
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..
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Originally Posted by blackbalt89 View Post
This happens with EVERYTHING you can think of except maybe the Bugatti Veyron which was rumored to cost them $5 million to make.

Does everyone think companies develop products just to pass them to the customer for cost? No, they do things to make profit.
You're on the wrong end of the spectrum. Most consoles are sold at a loss when they're first released, it's great news to see that nintendo is making a profit off each and every console they sell. This isn't news to say "Hey, nintendo is screwing you over!" it's quite to the contrary.

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Components, these type of articles always seem to forget the actual PRODUCTION PROCESS.
Production process can't be so expensive that its almost the price of a PS3
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Production process can't be so expensive that its almost the price of a PS3
You're comparing heavily revised desktop-like hardware to a brand spankin' new handheld.
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I stopped caring about handhelds ever since smartphones became the norm.
That sir, speaks a lot about you.


I can't game on my smartphone. Maybe casual, but nothig serious. It's... impossible. Not due to the screen or anything, just because it's NOT ITS PURPOSE so a dedicated handheld is lightyears above it in terms of gaming.


Regardint the topic, like most stuff out there. Shall we be surprised? Nintendo has to earn a living, too. No one sells things at 0 benefit.
   
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Production process can't be so expensive that its almost the price of a PS3
Don't forget that the PlayStation 3 launched at $500 and $600, was sold at a significant loss and only got to that $300 after a number of hardware omissions and a redesign.

Not to mention Nintendo doesn't sell hardware at a loss. I think $250 is a bit high and that there's a decent amount of profit per system sold, but looking at the price of raw materials is still a tad misleading.

I'd like to see Nintendo lower the price by the time the NGP launches, however unlikely that is. They've always been pretty adamant on both hardware and software pricing.
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Originally Posted by LuckySe7ens View Post
thats raw component cost. That doesnt take into account production cost, labor, retail markup, shipping etc.
I can expect the labor to be inexpensive if they use maquiladoras but they probably assemble it all in Japan or China.
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