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Forums - Sony Discussion - 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 ... 27 42.19%
 
I don't mind 499 USD PS5 ... 18 28.13%
 
499 USD is very cheap i will buy 3 5 7.81%
 
As long it comes with Kna... 10 15.63%
 
Shut up just give us the ... 4 6.25%
 
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Sticking to my plan to not get one until 2 years in. Hardware kinks usually worked out. Games start to roll in. Deal start to happen.



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This is Sony, you think they are getting them at cost? Of course not. Their own already existing deals, relationships and all that, I would expect more that manufacturers are going out of their way to get their componants in the PS5 and in bulk too.

$450, fine, I expect it to be $500 anyway. I'm expecting £400-£450 here in the UK.



Hmm, pie.

Then just make it 449$ at launch?



JRPGfan said:
Then just make it 449$ at launch?

Do remind there's a 10-20% retailer's share on top of it plus shipping costs. It would need to be closer to $599 to break even at launch.

But then again, Sony was eating up a $40 or so loss with the PS4 back in 2013-2014, so yeah.

Edit - also add a small but not insignificant $10-15 for the manufacturing/labor costs.

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JRPGfan said:
Then just make it 449$ at launch?

Are you going to buy it directly from Sony?



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The Fury said:
This is Sony, you think they are getting them at cost? Of course not. Their own already existing deals, relationships and all that, I would expect more that manufacturers are going out of their way to get their componants in the PS5 and in bulk too.

$450, fine, I expect it to be $500 anyway. I'm expecting £400-£450 here in the UK.

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



I am more than OK to pay 500$ for a competent system. Considering that high-end phones are mostly on offer at 800$ when they launch, I think 500 is not a huge investment for a system that will last you 6-7 years, and actually have a resale value.



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They need expensive cooling parts for the 9.2 tfs.



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 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.