Sony fans with the intention of updating their existing console to the Playstation 5 It seems that when it launches later this year, you'll want to start saving now.
A new report published by Bloomberg today revealed a number of interesting details about next-generation hardware, including a potential price that early users are expected to pay. According to the unidentified sources of the website, the successor of PS4 could demand more than $ 500 when it is launched at the end of this year, placing it far above the current or even original launch price for the PlayStation 4 base and its model Pro updated, released again in 2016
The cost increase, the report notes, is due to an extreme shortage of the necessary components used to manufacture the fifth-generation PlayStation, forcing Sony to adopt a "wait and see approach" to account for its largest competitor in the market, Microsoft.
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Specifically, it is said that Sony is having trouble securing the necessary DRAM and NAND flash memory components because smartphone manufacturers are using them, preparing themselves to present a new product line in the near future. Given the frequency with which the new game consoles overlap in their internal composition, it could well be the case that Microsoft is experiencing similar problems with the Xbox Series X, although we have not yet heard anything that implies that.
Currently, it is said that the manufacturing cost of each PlayStation 5 is in the region of $ 450, which places it approximately above the estimated $ 381 of the PS4 itself. Sony finally chose to sell the latter in the market for a fixed amount of $ 400, of course, so there is still the possibility that its successor can arrive with an initial price just below $ 500, even if that means selling with losses Consumers, after all, will only be willing to drop so much cash once for something that is ultimately a luxury item, so it will be interesting to see how Sony responds.
Playstation 5 It will come out later this year.