Spending this kind of money, in comparison to what is typical, makes me think PS5 will be another slimmer model console like PS4/Pro was at launch. They could choose to go with a bigger shell and cheaper cooling like XB1 did, or a smaller shell and expensive cooling like XB1X. Sounds like they may be targeting a smaller than anticipated design.
Long term is much cheaper to expend a couple more dollars on cooling and save on size, because that not only save on the plastic used, but also packaging material, shipping cost and warehousing.
@OP for me the real only issue I have with PS4 is the same I had with PS3, and that was PSN loading and then navigation there, everything there is slow and stuck all the time.
duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"
Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"
Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."