PS3 Blu-ray Drives Over $100? | PS3Blog.net
the INQUIRER doesn’t provide any references or links, so take this with a grain of sodium chloride. (Plus they claim that the Xbox 360 will ship with a DVD+RW drive, which is not true. It ships with a 12x DVD-ROM.)
Their claim is that the Blu-ray drive in the PS3 will cost upwards of $100 at launch. Assuming this is true, it’s quite a steep price for a single PS3 component. They also have to stick in 512MB of high-speed RAM and the Cell processor. Plus a bunch of other little things. Altogether, the PS3 has a bunch of hardware in there and it looks like Mr. Kutaragi’s warnings of a high price should be heeded.