Read ahead to know more about Sony's struggle in producing Playstation 5 due to the availability of scarce components. As a result, the production cost has increased. Read ahead to know more.
Sony Playstation 5
Sony briefed about the specs and features of Playstation 5 in a special online presentation. However, the presentation was planned for the Game Developers Conference. But was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Sony Playstation 5 comes with an increased storage capacity. Furthermore, the console has a slot to expand storage externally. The part 5 Graphics Processing Unit is much more powerful than the 4.
Moreover, the GPU is increased 10 times from what the previous. Playstation 5 will support 8K graphics. Also, the new console will support Playstation 4 games. For more information, people can visit the Sony Playstation Store to know more about game compatibility.
It will be compatible with Playstation Virtual Reality. Furthermore, there are many more features and specs that the console will offer. It will compete with Microsoft's Xbox X Series.
Sony has officially announced that Playstation 5 will release sometime towards the end of this year. Furthermore, it will release in the month of November-December 2020. Also, the current coronavirus outbreak will not affect the release date of the Sony Playstation 5.
The company wants to launch Playstation 5 around the time Microsoft launches the Xbox X series. This way, Sony will ensure fierce sales competition with its rival Microsoft.
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Sony Struggles With Production
Due to the scarcity of components, the manufacturing costs for this is around $450 per unit. As a result, Sony is having a difficult time setting a price for PS5. Also, it wants to consider the price that Microsoft labels on its new Xbox One X Series.
The minimum retail price of the it is $470 looking at the manufacturing cost. Considering the price of Playstation 4 Pro, it will be difficult to sell the console at this price.
The company is not releasing anything further. Moreover, it says the rest of the pricing details will be shared once the company has officially decided its future course of action.