A new report has explained how the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition could in theory be $50 cheaper than the alternative version of the console.
Sony announced a second digital-only PS5 console this month, which sacrifices an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive, likely for a lower price point.
VGC network partner Digital Foundry reports that the bill of materials for the PS5 Digital Edition is thought to be $20 cheaper than it is for the PS5 with a disc drive.
And according to the site’s sources, Sony will receive around $8 for each digital PS5 game purchased.
Assuming each PS5 Digital Edition owner bought four games, and factoring in savings from the removal of the disc drive, Sony could in theory offer the console for $50 cheaper.
And asked recently about the motivation behind PS5 Digital Edition, Ryan would not commit to a difference in cost between the two upcoming consoles.
“You’re not going to hear anything on price today,” he told the BBC. “But many of our consumers are purchasing solely digitally these days. We thought that we would do what we typically try and do, and just offer choice.”
Earlier this month retailer Amazon claimed that a PlayStation 5 listing with a £599 price point was “an error.”
An unverified image claiming to show a PlayStation 5 console in a factory setting recently appeared online.