PS5 price may be driven up by scarce parts, says report on Sony console

How much will the PS5 cost? It looks like even Sony may not know – amid rumors that scarce parts are driving up the development cost for the console as it nears mass production.

A report in Bloomberg suggests that the rising costs of DRAM and NAND flash memory parts – crucial for the smooth functioning of the console’s onboard processor, and also in high demand for new smartphone releases – makes balancing the books for the PS5 retail price difficult, and that Sony may even be putting off its pricing decision to figure out what cost to put on consumers.

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