Sony struggling with the cost of its PlayStation 5

Posted on Monday, Feb 17 2020 @ 11:06 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
The next PlayStation from Sony will be a lot more powerful, with an integrated SSD and a video card capable of doing ray tracing. However, Bloomberg reports the Japanese manufacturer is struggling with the high manufacturing cost of its PlayStation 5. As things stand right now, the next-gen console has an estimated manufacturing cost of around $450 per unit

Sources close to Sony claim the firm is taking a wait-and-see approach, to figure out how Microsoft will price its next Xbox Series X. The PS4 launched in 2013 for $399 and had an estimated manufacturing cost of $381 per unit at the time.

To minimize the impact to the company's bottom line, the PS5 would need to cost a lot more than the current generation. Therefore, Sony is waiting for Microsoft's Xbox group to make the first pricing move.

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