Cost Of Hardware Estimated

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Nollog, Mar 24, 2011.

Mar 24, 2011

Cost Of Hardware Estimated by Nollog at 12:45 PM (2,282 Views / 0 Likes) 23 replies

  1. Nollog
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    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-03-...-GBP230-article

    Nice profit.
     


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    in 3D! [​IMG]

    But that's Nintendo's politic, they sells console at profit from the start (apart from some rare consoles maybe the gamecube?).
     
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    Wonder how much their R&D was though [​IMG]

    But yeah nice profit
     
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    Well yea thats the cost for the materials, but there are much more thing they need to think on some of them are:
    They people working on develop the 3DS.
    The people working on design the 3DS.
    The shipping of the 3DS to all around the world.
    The software and translation for the software.

    and thats just some of it ^^
     
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    looks to have been enough to eat all their profits for half a year and dig lots of losses in one quarter.
     
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    I dont really see this as a rip off because nintendo is still going to make a loss for a little while , because of the shear amount of advertising , game delevopment costs (£600,000 to 1.8M estimated) , distubtion (even nintendo cannot get away from high fuel and transport costs) and staff costs and R+D i would not be suprised in the next few months we get an idea of dev cost of this unit

    I would not be suprised if nintendo spent a few million on delevopment of the 3DS.
     
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    I put my best bet that it is WAY WAY more than just a few million.
     
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    Not to mention paying for actual assembly
    what good would random components do if they're not in a usable state? [​IMG]
     
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    Well, their R&D on 3D has been around since the GBA/GC days.
     
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    Exactly. Especially with having the two 3D cameras that need to be perfectly aligned at the factory.
     
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    Uh... what?
     
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    Note that he said 3D not 3DS.

    The source on that is somewhere in Iwata Asks. I can't remember where exactly, but it was mentioned that they attempted the same kind of 3D the 3DS is using on the GBA SP's screen, but found the cost to be out of their range at the time.
     
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    Damn, this is some interesting figures. 115 bucks at max?

    I'm expecting Nintendo to be a bit liberal with the price drops soon... [​IMG]
     
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    Wow that is actually a really good profit, good job Nintendo [​IMG]
     
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    I was going to say that too!

    I think nintendo were looking at 3d since the 80's actually.
     
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    I wonder how the actual cost is if you add the people/machinery that builds it, shipping, programmers and host and SpotPass services.
     
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    Probably. I just wonder what the total out of all of this too equals.

    I also wonder how much a more powerful battery would have been.
     
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    It would have added more to the bulk than the price. They added as good a battery as they could without increasing the size of the device too much. Thats why the Nyko Power Pak+ doubles the life by doubling the battery size instead of doubling the battery's efficiency.
     
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    What exactly does that mean? How raw are we talking here?
     
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    Well it is $101 dollars for the materials. They also have to assemble it (Pay people to do that. If it is machines, pay to have the machines run, and people to operate/fix them), then the boxing, manuals, charging dock/charger and that fun stuff.

    They still make a huge profit, but the $101 is only for the materials to make the 3DS itself.
     

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