A console breakdown of the Xbox One hardware has revealed that the box, including the Kinect and controller, costs a total of $471 to manufacture. This is about $90 more expensive than what it costs to make a PlayStation 4.
Naturally, the price disparity is primarily due to the inclusion of Kinect, which is about $75 to make. Since PlayStation 4 does not include a camera, the overall price of Sony's console is much lower than Microsoft's gaming machine.
Here's a full breakdown of Xbox One's hardware costs:
- Console: $332
- Kinect: $75
- Controller: $15
- Power brick: $25
- Headset: $10
- Production: $14
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