Sony PS3's Blu-ray adds $100 to manufacturing cost

Posted on Saturday, September 03 2005 @ 2:38 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Inquirer reports adding a Blu-ray drive to the PlayStation 3 console will cost Sony an enormous $100. It is believed that Sony's decision to equip the PS3 with a Blu-ray player will be one of the reasons why the console will have a heavy price tag.
Microsoft is playing a safe game here, it will launch with DVD+RW but in some point in the future might release a new Xbox 360 version with HD-DVD or a Blu Ray drive. We don’t expect that this will happen anytime soon, but we are sure it will happen at some point in the next few years.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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