Each 3DS console is worth $249.99 in the United States. Yet we wonder how much the pure profit of the asking price is. The Eurogamer with a “preliminary” estimate was given by UBM TechInsights, and determined how much money is needed to build a Nintendo 3DS.
Each 3DS only costs Nintendo $101 to make. Yet it isn’t that simple of course. There may be a profit of $149, but that would count for the invisible costs it takes like publicity, research & development, advertising costs, retailers’ cut, shipping costs and many others.
Being a customer, you may want to point a finger to Nintendo for overpricing each unit of 3DS, but that is just another business technique.
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