Nintendo Wii costs $158 to make

Posted on Tuesday, Dec 19 2006 @ 02:38 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Research firm iSupply guestimates the manufacturing costs of the Nintendo Wii are $158.30. This is a lot less than the Sony PS3 which costs roughly $840 to produce.
The Toyo Keizai Online report goes on to say that the Wii's wholesale price is $195.99, compared to $399.20 for the PlayStation 3.

If those figures are correct, it's no wonder rumors are circulating that Nintendo plans to slash Wii prices in the near future. A Toys"R"Us manager told DPad yesterday that Nintendo will "re-launch" the Wii some time before or early after next spring.

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