$381 per console, that is the short answer, that is $18 profit the electronics giant makes per sale based on the price the console retails for in North American stores, $399.
In contrast, the PlayStation 3 cost $599 at launch for, but cost $805 to build.
So what goes into a PlayStation 4? The Advanced Micro Devices microprocesser costs $100 to build, and the 16 memory chips come in at $88 for all of them. The Seagate hard drive (HDD) is $37, and wireless chips from Marvell and Skyworks plus an optical drive cost $28.
Outside of licensing games to the publishers and taking a cut of digital sales, the DualShock 4 is where Sony makes a tidier profit. The controller costs $18 to build and sells for $60.
For more of a break down of the PlayStation 4 components and costs, check out AllThingsD.