Sony PlayStation 3 an 'engineering masterpiece'

by admin November 17, 2006 at 4:07 am

Electronics industry analyst very impressed by next-gen console

Sony’s next-generation PlayStation 3 has been given the thumbs up by electronics industry research firm iSuppli, which describes the console as “an engineering masterpiece”.

The firm dismisses the fact that Sony’s offering has been plagued by delivery delays and is hugely more expensive than its nearest rival, the Xbox 360 from Microsoft.

“The PlayStation 3 offers the performance of a supercomputer at the price of an entry-level PC,” said Andrew Rassweiler, a services manager and senior analyst at iSuppli.

According to a new “teardown analysis” from iSuppli, the combined materials and manufacturing cost of the PlayStation 3 is $805.85 for the model equipped with a 20GB drive, and $840.35 for the 60GB version.

This total does not include additional costs for elements including the controller, cables and packaging.

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