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The few days since the official release of the Xbox 360 have given enough time to curious engineers to dismantle the thing and provide an entire cost analysis. Altogether, the parts cost for the Xbox 360 Premium is $525, over $100 more than its retail price tag. Now unless Microsoft is behind all of this eBay nonsense, then the company is definitely taking a hit on all of the units sold. I guess they expect to make it up with game sales, but this maybe shows a grim chance of the unit ever going down in price.

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Xbox 360, where's the math? [DataFuse]