Sony has airlifted consoles before for launch. That costs double if not triple the standard shipments via containers. Even if shipping costs doubled they are only a fraction of the overall costs. You are looking at $2 per console instead of $1. Just look up how cheap the shipping is per container. those big ships carry 50,000 containers. The shipping costs are a fraction of the BOM. The BOM would largely be unaffected by shipping costs anyway.Well that slide from Sony which is in writing clearly says its expected to break even in June 2021. If anyone has any receipts to prove anything different, then Im more than happy to accept that but I can promise everyone that even shipping doubled in December 2021. It's improved now but until proven otherwise I honestly believe the ps5 is selling at a loss.
Sony ships large TVs all across the world. Their TV prices have remained mostly the same. Why are we assuming that only consoles are affected by shipping costs?
PS5's BOM according to bloomberg's early reports was $450. After the retailer cut and shipping costs, Sony was losing money, but not by much. The fact that they started making a profit within six months tells me that they went down to $420-430 pretty fast. If Phil is telling me that the BOM for his 12 tflops console was $650, im gonna call bullshit. For $200 more, im expecting more than just 10-15% better performance.