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

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 console. The problem is a familiar one. Sony is supposedly having a tough time securing reasonable prices on a reliable supply of DRAM and NAND flash memory. It s so bad that Sony also reportedly canceled some new features for a mirrorless camera due to the DRAM supply problem (just three companies manufacture 98 percent of the world s supply). The reason is simple: smartphones. Samsung s latest...


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