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 Nov 03, 2005 - 03:00 PM - by Michael
* Xbox360 to get cheap quick?

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Next Gen have some surprising monetary figures from Merril Lynch - the Xbox360 could be Half the price of a PS3 by late 2006.

On the cost of goods side, Merrill Lynch believes that the Cell processor will initially cost $160 to make? more than the Xenon CPU which comes in at $100.

The graphics solutions will also be pricey. Both Nvidia's RSX and ATI's GPU will cost about $100 each. Price reductions over time will eventually get the parts to about $30.

Blu-Ray is also cited as an expensive solution for PS3. The cost of the drive is estimated to cost at least $75.
Wow. That's quite an analysis.


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