I hate things like this. They actually expect the readers to believe that companies like Sony are paying near retail pricing for components. Does anyone actually believe Sony is paying $54 for a 60GB laptop hard drive? Newegg sells them to the consumer for $56. Do they really believe Sony is paying $54 for them directly from Seagate when they are buying them in quantities of 1 Million+ units at a time?
Hell, they list the 20GB hard drive for the PS3 as costing $43. Sony would be better off going to Newegg and buying 40GB drives for $46 and doubling the storage capacity for virtually no cost increase.
They don't have a clue what Sony is paying for its parts. I don't believe they are making a profit on each console, but I certainly don't believe the loss is anywhere near $300 per unit. The same goes for all the other products they analyze.
Last edited by newtekie1; Feb 23, 2007 at 05:58 PM.