Sony is struggling with the pricing of the PS5, according to a recent bloomberg report. The cost of manufacturing the PS5 has been pushed to $450 because of the recent scarcity of components, and it is unlikely that it will be possible to maintain the same $399 startprice price as the PS4 anyway.
The PS4, released in 2013, actually lost money on the first day of its sale. At the time, the cost of the PS4 was about $381, and the cost of a single PS4 was much higher than the initial offer price of $399, taking into account operating and research and development costs.
The PS5 costs $450, and with the same pricing strategy as the PS4, the initial price is set at $479, and $499 is a more realistic option if you don’t want to lose money.
On the other hand, Microsoft’s Xbox Series X appears to be cheaper, with the console’s manufacturing costs slightly higher than the PS5, but Microsoft has the ability to take on a loss and will determine the initial price of its next-generation console based on the PS5’s pricing.
But either the PS5 or the Xbox Series X is unlikely to hit the market again for $399, and if you want to experience the next generation of consoles, get ready for $500 silver.