The Sony has harbored many unknowns since its release date was . One of the biggest questions is price, and a new report gives some insight into how much the console might cost.
The PS5 has a manufacturing cost of $450, Thursday. One of the factors in the cost is the supply of DRAM and NAND flash memory used in , including the unveiled this week. The has yet to impact PS5 production, according to the report.
The next game console is expected to debut in late 2020.
Selling a new console at a loss would be nothing new for Sony. Previous PlayStations featured a price tag that was smaller than the hardware cost to manufacture. The PS4, for example, sold for $399 but cost $450 to build. The were also sold at a loss when they launched.
Sony's strategy is to sell its console for a competitive price to build a userbase that enables it to make profits from games, subscriptions, accessories and other revenue tied to the PlayStation system. As for the next generation of , Sony's pricing strategy will likely depend on the price sets for its .
Sony didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
Originally published Feb. 14, 7:22 a.m. PT.
Update, 9:58 a.m. PT: Adds background details.