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.