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PS5 build cost more than 450 USD , Sony probably having a hard time deciding the retail price

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Sony should eat the cost ... 23 41.07%
 
I don't mind 499 USD PS5 ... 15 26.79%
 
499 USD is very cheap i will buy 3 4 7.14%
 
As long it comes with Kna... 10 17.86%
 
Shut up just give us the ... 4 7.14%
 
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Radek said:

It would be £400 or £430 in UK I think.

Definitely. PS3 was £425 back in the day but that was met with criticism, PS4 was £350. Pound is slightly weaker now and with inflation and expectations, i don't think anyone would bat an eye at £400 or even £450. I'd happily pay those if it comes with a big SSD.



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sethnintendo said:

Well if China thing spirals out of control or hampers manufacturing supply chains like it already has then you can expect a huge initial shipment of a thousand consoles for initial launch.

It would then turn into a lottery for the rich and famous like sports athletes putting down millions of dollars for a launch console so they can boast on social media how privileged their kids are to have such a great parent.

from Bloomberg :" The ongoing coronavirus outbreak has had no impact so far on preparations for PlayStation 5 production, they said. The company has yet to decide how many PlayStation 5 units it will make in the first year, " 



HollyGamer said:
Blood_Tears said:
They need expensive cooling parts for the 9.2 tfs.

Or perhaps they want to ensure a more quiet machine than the Pro. I wouldn’t read too much into that until we get more info

Well, we also have a reliable estimate that the XSX's BOM is $460 - $520. Unless MS is spending their bucks on another Kinect or some exotic RAM solution (which, to be fair, has happened in the past), it doesn't seem like Sony is buying anything ressembling or exceeding  a ~ 360 - 400 mm2 APU. This is broadly consisent with what leaks have stated about these consoles (as in being fairly similar except for a larger GPU on the XSX).



 

 

 

 

 

haxxiy said:
HollyGamer said:

Or perhaps they want to ensure a more quiet machine than the Pro. I wouldn’t read too much into that until we get more info

Well, we also have a reliable estimate that the XSX's BOM is $460 - $520. Unless MS is spending their bucks on another Kinect or some exotic RAM solution (which, to be fair, has happened in the past), it doesn't seem like Sony is buying anything ressembling or exceeding  a ~ 360 - 400 mm2 APU. This is broadly consisent with what leaks have stated about these consoles (as in being fairly similar except for a larger GPU on the XSX).

460 to 520 is Zhuge estimation, not a confirmation . Also Sony usually pay less due to some parts are manufactured by Sony it self, and Sony also has better bargaining. There are others X factor that we still don't know. For example there are other bargaining beside money could happen behind the scene like tech bargaining, patent bargain, long term research and other bargaining payment that could happen. Beside Zhuge considered PS5 as high end along with Xbox X, while lockhart low to mid.  I can assure you both will be the same. Also 9.2 teraflop are not possible in every way . Bigger APU is much more cheaper then small but faster. Especially on console. 



Well if they have a boom of 450, then the console could easily be sold at 399 @BraLoD



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Sounds like they'll wait for Xbox pricing and that it will be similar in power to the high end Xbox



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If the number is correct, the only decision is wheter they will profit at $499 or take a small loss at $449. Either way I think MS will match whatever price sony chooses.



DonFerrari said:
Well if they have a boom of 450, then the console could easily be sold at 399 @BraLoD

To retail for $399, retailers would have to buy it for something like $370-375. That would be a HUGE loss per unit for sony.



Only Sony knows what the game lineup will be like for the first 3 months. If they are very confident in it, go for $500, the economy is good. If the lineup is a bit weak, go $450 or even lower.

edit: maybe they should care about the first 6-8 months...depends on launch date, which I assume will be Novemberish?



Nu-13 said:

If the number is correct, the only decision is wheter they will profit at $499 or take a small loss at $449. Either way I think MS will match whatever price sony chooses.

They'd take a $100ish loss selling at $499. 

They'll have to get that to the retailer around $425-$450, and to get it there it has to be manufactured and shipped.  It also has to be backed up by a marketing budget, otherwise few will sell.  So, I'd add at least $100 to the BoM to get their actual cost per unit.