It Prints Money, and Right AwayMarch 25, 2011
Nintendo’s never been down with dumping… their philosphy has always been to turn a profit on both the razor and the blades, and they’ve worked their magic yet again with the 3DS. Joystiq claims that the cost of components in Nintendo’s latest handheld is just over $100, which is frankly a lot less than I expected given the system’s high performance and 3D display technology. The DSi cost less to manufacture, but at $85, it wasn’t much less.
It’s a thin update, I know. I’ve got new reviews planned, but I wanted to get in this morsel of news before the clock strikes midnight. You’ll be hearing from me again, and shortly.