Over the past few months we've read many predictions by gaming analysts about the Playstation 3. Some of them were often right, and sometimes just down right wrong! Yesterday, the investment firm, Merrill Lynch, put out a long article that went into detail on how much each PS3 component would cost at launch, and after 3 years. They came up with a total that probably none of us expected - a whopping $900 for release and $320 3 years after. Now this is not likely for Sony to launch a console with a heavy price tag like that. It is said that Microsoft for instance is loosing $200 per console sold, so Sony will easily do something similar. Perhaps we'll be seeing it go for about $750 ?
Makes me wonder for how much greedy ebay sellers will put them up for shortly after the release of the console. The document also goes into detail at how much a lot of big companies will make out of the PS3 console. nVidia, for instance, is said to make an estimated $78 million throughout the 2006 calendar year and Electronic Arts $175 million in PS3 revenue + 5% of sales. Bear in mind that these are just claims from analysts that are paid to make estimates like this. Hopefully Sony will reveal a price tag by E3, or even sooner at the GDC in March.