PlayStation Vita gets dissected, is unusually easy to disassemble

By Matthew · 16 replies
Feb 16, 2012
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  1. In their usual fashion, the folks over at iFixit have greeted Sony's new portable console with a scalpel, revealing some interesting tidbits about the device. Among the more surprising details…

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  2. PinothyJ

    PinothyJ TS Guru Posts: 460   +22

    I do not have a problem with the profit margin of the Vita as it would be nice for Sony to actually make some money for once - it can only mean good things for the consumer…

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 809   +102

    Roughly $159.10 and how much does it cost again? lol
  4. yRaz

    yRaz Nigerian Prince Posts: 2,306   +1,401

    I avoid Sony like the plague, they are a horrible company and I hate their business practices. I know many feel the same way. I'd love to see them go under if I wouldn't have to put up with everyone saying xbox is better. Sony has never done "good things for the consumer," don't expect them to start now.
  5. Wow.....Ok...Let me start off by explaining that video games are a business, companies need to make money. The 3DS costs $99 to make and even after the price drop they're still selling it for $169.

    Also, the PS Vita may cost $160 to make, but SONY spent millions on R&D, then shipping and retailer profit, hardly leaves anything to SONY..I, unlike most of you, can't wait to get my hands on the VITA.
  6. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,654   +1,093

    and how much are they paying for marketing (50 mil in the US?), distribution, workers and development? as far as i know they are i consider 250-300$ a good price point for it at launch (it will go down eventually), but it's still very hard to compete with angry birds on smartphones.
    what's really bad about it is the lackluster library and the 100$ memory cards. ouch
  7. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,215   +177

    I don't have actual inside information, but I believe Nintendo DS and Sony Vita have per title license costs associated that will increase the profits earned on these handheld systems. It leads me to believe that these devices could be sold at a loss while easily recovering the cost through software sales. (Speculating there in that last bit.)

    While I know that we don't like Sony, the evil empire that they are, but I found it quite refreshing to see any device which could be torn down so easily. Especially after looking at repair instructions from some Apple products. (Don't replace a hard drive in an eMac, it's a piss poor design!)
  8. They should have stuck in a transceiver while they were at it and made it dual-boot Android to operate as a phone.
  9. is the battery replaceable ?
  10. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 5,332   +101

    The battery is held in with a few screws. It seems easy to replace, assuming you can find a spare unit on eBay or something.
  11. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 781   +235

    I've always liked Sony. Good cameras and TVs and stuff.
  12. Congratulation Sony. An Intuitive faithful company in innovation and consumer satisfaction.
  13. Good job.....
  14. Excellent. This is what i waited for..... TX.
  15. Vita.... is M$ crasher with all fan-boys.
  16. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    yea i don't plan on taking mine apart... but good to know!

    lol @ people still bashing the price. nobody is forcing you to buy one... are they?
  17. they culd do much beter for lees money i was count is 95 dolars but sony want macke money on they patents licke touch panel from back is so scheete psvita already ar desaster for sony they made 14 milion psvita and counting to sold them to end of the year byt 7 months after relase they sold only 2 milions

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