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

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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 we need to make the correct number of units in the initial production,” Sony Chief Financial Officer Hiroki Totoki said in a recent earnings call.

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Source:: Ars Technica

      

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