PS5 Is Being Sold At A Loss, Sony Confirms–And That’s Not Unusual Or Cause For Alarm


As part of Sony’s latest earnings report, the company announced that it is losing money on every PlayStation 5 that it sells–but this is not unusual for Sony or the wider gaming industry.

In its statement, Sony said it is incurring a loss of every PS5 due to its decision to set a “strategic” price point for the next-generation system. The consumer price of the disc version of the console, $500 USD in the US, is less than what it costs to manufacture it, thus leading to an overall loss.

Sony did not provide a specific dollar amount for how much money it’s losing on every PS5, but the company said its results during the October-December period were also negatively impacted due to higher general and administrative costs associated with launching the PS5.

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