The PlayStation 4 costs $381 to build, retails for just $18 more

It costs Sony $381 to build the PlayStation 4, which sells for $399 on the shelf.

@anthony256
Published Thu, Nov 21 2013 5:33 AM CST   |   Updated Thu, Sep 3 2020 2:12 PM CDT

According to IHS iSuppli, the components and assembly costs associated with Sony's PlayStation 4 console, sums up at around $381. This it thanks to two expensive parts of the PS4, the first being the AMD-designed APU, which costs $100.

The PlayStation 4 costs $381 to build, retails for just $18 more | TweakTown.com

The second part, is the 8GB of GDDR5 RAM in the PS4, which costs around $88. These two parts make up approximately $188 of the $381, which is over half the cost of the next-gen console. The 500GB HDD costs around $37, the Blu-ray drive comes in at $28, and the controller is just $18. Of course, this is just pure costs, without any of what sells it: marketing.

We also have to take into consideration the R&D for the console, advertising, shipping costs, and a whole lot more. At least this time, Sony isn't losing hundreds of dollars per console, like it did with the PS3.

NEWS SOURCE:arstechnica.com

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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