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 (the high-end offering) for under $400.
Even though we consider the potential specifications (upgraded) 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 that Sony is going to wait for a bit longer to decide a price with minimal profit (or potentially getting ready for loss).
The key issue for Sony is the supply of DRAM and NAND flash memory, which is being affected by the overwhelming demand for it on smartphones. For Bloomberg’s story, Sony declined to comment – but it does not look good for the consumers expecting the same retail price for the next generation console.
Maybe it wouldn’t be an issue for consumers – but if Microsoft manages to do better with the pricing, that is going to be a problem for Sony. What do you think?