PS5 prospective customers may have to be quick to pre-order Sony’s next-generation, in anyway they can, looks like it will be limited due to pricing issue.
A new report published this morning by Bloomberg suggests PS5 consoles availability will be far more limited at launch than previous PlayStation console debuts. Contrarily to what you could have guessed, it doesn’t have anything to do with the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the new report, the production capacity for the PS5 hasn’t been affected by the pandemic, while the promotional plans have. However, the decision to limit production to about 5 to 6 million console units by March 2021 is rather due to the PS5’s high price, which may sit between $499 and $549.
Sony has apparently struggled with increased component prices. There’s also a chance both the PS5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Series X will end up being priced $450, according to Macquarie Capital analyst Damien Thong, though that would mean both companies selling at a loss (is not something new, by the way).