- A new report suggests Sony is struggling to keep the manufacturing cost of the PS5 under $ .
- Sourcing DRAM and NAND flash memory are proving problematic due to competing demand from the mobile-phone industry.
- Consumers could bear the brunt of this part scarcity if Sony opts to bump up the retail price of the PS5.
Sony is having trouble keeping the manufacturing costs of the PlayStation 5 under $ (per unit, according to a new report from Bloomberg .
Part Scarcity Bumps PlayStation 5 Production Costs to $ Per Unit
Citing ‘people with knowledge of the matter,’ Bloomberg says a scarcity of components is pushing up the price. DRAM and NAND flash memory are specifically problematic.
High demand for these parts from smartphone manufacturers prepping for the proliferation of 5G makes finding a reliable supply challenging.