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PlayStation Vita 3G teardown puts material costs at $159

UBM TechInsights pulls apart new Sony handheld

The cost of materials for the 3G version of Sony's PlayStation Vita is around $159.10 (£102.79) according to tech experts at UBM TechInsights.

The hardware will retail in the US for $299 and in the UK for £279.

The full breakdown of components, a reported by our sister site Eurogamer.net, is as follows:

  • Display and touchscreens: $50
  • Battery: $3.60
  • Cameras: $3.50
  • Wi-Fi/BT/GPS: $3.50
  • NAND: $6.00
  • SDRAM: $9.25
  • Processor: $16.00
  • BB+XCR: $16.25
  • Non-electronic: $11.00
  • Other: $30.00
  • Supporting materials: $10.00
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Matt Martin joined GamesIndustry in 2006 and was made editor of the site in 2008. With over ten years experience in journalism, he has written for multiple trade, consumer, contract and business-to-business publications in the games, retail and technology sectors.