• What Will The PlayStation 5 Cost? Part Scarcity Could Mean Consumers Pay More

    13 days ago - By Game Skinny

    A new report from Bloomberg says the PlayStation 5's manufacturing costs are being driven up by part scarcity. Higher manufacturing costs usually mean higher prices for retailers - but Sony might not let that happen, the report says.
    According to Bloomberg's Sony sources, it currently costs $450 to make one PlayStation 5 console, and that's down to two main parts. The DRAM and NAND flash memory units are harder to come by and thusly cost more.
    This scarcity isn't because of the coronavirus , though. Instead, analysts say it's down to the next generation of smartphone devices launching...
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  • Report: Sony can't build a PS5 for less than $450

    Report: Sony can't build a PS5 for less than $450

    13 days ago - By Ars Technica

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    Video game enthusiasts worldwide are looking forward to Sony's PlayStation 5 launch this fall, but a new report says challenges in sourcing affordable parts may mean that the console comes with a higher price tag than players want to pay.
    Sony so far is unable to get the manufacturing cost for a PlayStation 5 below $450, Bloomberg reports , which may result in difficulty for the company.
    The consoles are slated to hit shelves within the next ten months, but apparently a few parts for it are not yet finalized. "We must keep PlayStation 5's bill of materials under our control, and...
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  • Sony's PS5 Could Cost You Around $470 Due To Costly Parts

    Sony's PS5 Could Cost You Around $470 Due To Costly Parts

    13 days ago - By Ubergizmo

    While everyone's waiting for the PS5 launch, it looks like Sony is struggling with the pricing for its PS5 due to costly parts, reports Bloomberg. To compare it with its previous version, the PS4 had a retail price of $399. If you take things into perspective for the current situation, you can get a PS4 Pro for under $400. Even though we consider the potential specifications for the PS5 to be a lot better than the PS4, the retail pricing will affect the demand for the PS5, which is believed to be at around $470 - as of now. Some people who shared the details with Bloomberg also mentioned...
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