The Japanese companySonyis doubting the price of his next game console, thePlayStation 5 (PS5), whose manufacture could cost around450 dollars(about 415 euros) per unit, according to sources with knowledge of the matter.
PS5will reach the market at the end of 2020and aims to take the player to “a feeling of immersion at a higher level,” according to the company.
Sony usually sets the price of its game consoles during the month of February of the year of launch. However, this time the company is waiting, sources have reported on condition of anonymity cited by Bloomberg.
IHS Markit market analysis firm estimates that the manufacturing ofthe PlayStation 4 cost about $ 381and then it sold at a price of $ 399. Therefore, the firm considers that if the manufacture of the PS5 costs $ 450 per unit, it will be sold for at least $ 470 (about 433 euros).
For his part, analyst Damian Thong of Macquarie Capital believes that this price will be a difficult sale, according to Bloomberg. So far, Sony’s most expensive game console is the PS4 Pro, which sells for 399 euros.
“If Sony’s prices exceed the price of the PS4 Pro and the PS4, it is likely to be forbalance a higher cost of materials“added Thong.
PlayStation Japan announced in October that the PS5 will feature aredesigned DualShok remotewhich will use haptic technology to offer “sensations” to players. In addition, the L2 and R2 buttons will work together with this technology to “reproduce more realistic actions.”
Also, in the framework of CES 2020, which was held in January in Las Vegas, Sony unveiled the logo of its next-generation video game console, which follows the design of its predecessor.
In Las Vegas, the president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, Jim Ryan, also reported that PlayStation 4 reached a cumulative sales figure of more than 106 million units worldwide.