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Hardware Analyst Breaks Down Cost Of Xbox 360’s 120GB HD

MTVBlog - May 6, 2008

Submitted by apujanata (14935) at 5:34PM PST on May 6, 2008

iSuppli believes the drives cost $100 a pop for Microsoft. Microsoft then sets a suggested price for retail. In this case, it’s $179.99, though retailers are free to move that price up and down. iSuppli’s estimates, however, are just that: estimates. Could Microsoft be making this much profit? One thing is clear: unlike Sony, the company doesn’t have to worry about open competition among hard drive options for their console, the kind of competition that usually drives prices down.

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