MTV Multiplayer writes: "Right now, I can buy a 120GB hard drive to drop in a PlayStation 3 for $44.99 from NewEgg.com. To do the same thing with an Xbox 360, it'd cost me $179.99.
But why does it cost so much?
Microsoft has claimed that comparing their plug-and-play hard drive is akin to comparing apples to oranges, that Microsoft goes the extra mile to ensure the customer can simply slap their hard drive on a machine and it'll work.
MTV Multiplayer contacted iSuppli, a company with a long history of examining consumer gizmos to discover their real cost. We had them look at Microsoft's 120GB hard drive and estimate whether - or how much - the company's marking it up."
Right now, I can buy a 120GB hard drive to drop in a PlayStation 3 for $69.99 from NewEgg.com [Update: I’d previously listed this as $44.99 with an incompatible drive]. To do the same thing with an Xbox 360, it’d cost me $179.99.