Nintendo 3DS costs $101 to make
Many gamers plan to shell out $250 for new shiny Nintendo 3DS. Little did we know that Nintendo could probably manage to offer the device for $199 and still make a decent amount of money. Now, I’m not getting into pricing models, because we all know each company has a different strategy. Licensing, marketing, research and other charges are associated with a handheld device. Everybody has to make their share, and bring in some money. However, you can bet that Nintendo’s pricing strategy is aimed to bring in profit from each device on day one.UBM TechInsights has done a teardown of the Nintendo 3DS, and has some surprising results. The Nintendo 3DS’s total cost of the hardware is estimated to be around $101. This is $15 dollars more that the Nintendo DSi that went on sale in 2009. Don’t forget a few new features likee the 3D screen, gyroscope, and other enhancements. Now that we know these details, we cannot complain. The Price is strategically set to compete with the iPod Touch and future Sony handheld NGP. Bottom Line: Nintendo 3DS costs $101 dollars to make.
- Source: Gamersleak.com