• Sony supposedly struggling to keep PS5 price down, and it could favor Xbox

    5 days ago - By Windows Central

    Short supply and high prices of DRAM may force Sony to raise prices, but Microsoft may not have the same problem. Still, market uncertainties exist, and questions remain.
    What you need to know
    PlayStation 5 pricing may be higher than expected.
    Tight supply of DRAM is causing headaches for Sony.
    Xbox Series X may not have the same issue, but uncertainty remains.
    Bloomberg Technology claims Sony is running into some manufacturing issues with the forthcoming PlayStation 5. The reporting cites "scare components" as the issue, resulting in a significant push in costs for the next-gen gaming...
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  • Sony Reportedly Struggling to Keep PS5 Hardware Costs Down

    Sony Reportedly Struggling to Keep PS5 Hardware Costs Down

    5 days ago - By ExtremeTech

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    Both Sony and Microsoft have started teasing their 2020 game console releases, but there are precious few confirmed details. A new report claims that anxious gamers could have sticker shock when they try to pick up a PlayStation 5 later this year. The more powerful hardware in Sony's upcoming console could amount to a hefty $470 price tag. Sony has talked in general terms about the hardware it plans to use in the PS5. The device will have a new Ryzen-based CPU, nearly instant game loads, 8K video decoding, and ray tracing graphics. Sony has said it will have about...
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  • The PS5 isn't the only new hardware in the works at PlayStation

    The PS5 isn't the only new hardware in the works at PlayStation

    5 days ago - By TheBoyGeniusReport

    PlayStation fans are desperate for any new information about the PS5, which is why even a Bloomberg report about expensive parts was enough to get the internet buzzing on Friday morning. But hidden in the middle of the story was an interesting note about the sequel to the PlayStation VR headset that launched in 2016.
    "Separately, Sony plans to release a new version of the PlayStation VR virtual-reality headset, tentatively scheduled after the PlayStation 5 goes on sale," reads the Bloomberg report.
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  • Sony may have a PlayStation VR headset for PS5 in the works

    Sony may have a PlayStation VR headset for PS5 in the works

    5 days ago - By SlashGear

    Sony's PlayStation 5 is coming up later this year, and with its release comes the question of what's next for PlayStation VR. Sony launched the VR headset this generation as an extension of the PlayStation 4, and the headset seems to have enjoyed some success with gamers who don't want to shell out for PC-based virtual reality. Though Sony has...
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  • Report: The PS5 is so expensive to make, Sony may sell it at a loss

    Report: The PS5 is so expensive to make, Sony may sell it at a loss

    5 days ago - By The Next Web

    The new PlayStation appears to be giving Sony one heckuva headache, with components now allegedly forcing the price of the console up. Waiting on Microsoft to set a price on its own console isn't helping, either. According to a report from Bloomberg, the PS5's current unit cost is up to around $450, which would push the retail price of the console almost $100 more than its predecessor. The company is struggling to obtain enough DRAM and flash memory, already in high demand from smartphone manufacturers. The console‘s cooling system is also reportedly more expensive than is typical for the...
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