During its pre-Tokyo Game Show press briefing at the Tokyo Hall in Roppongi, Sony Computer Entertainment announced a price drop of the PS4 for the Japanese market.
I wonder is this a sign of price drops around the world?? Maybe announce Europe price drop at Paris games week and us price drop at the psx event??
Western PS4 Price Cut announcement imminent at Paris or PlayStation Experience to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of PlayStation
Imagine how many will sell with a price drop considering how ace the console has been without one!
While that's possible I wouldn't count on it. Correct me if I'm wrong but as far as I know console sales are relatively weak in Japan compared to EU and NA. PS4 sales in the west probably don't need a boost just yet. But I'm not really following sales numbers closely so I may be wrong.
Didn't all the PlayStation consoles dropped their prices by the time they get to the 2 year mark?
That thought did cross my mind too. Only time will tell really. As of right now though, I'm sure the gamers in Japan are enjoying that news :)
They may pull the trigger on the rest of the world too, but only if they see a threat from Xbox One. As of now, Xbox One only stands to pull ahead in America during the last 3 months of the year... and that's only a maybe. Worldwide, it's still very much Sony's game. So, while it is possible we might see a price cut outside of Japan, it's not needed and therefore is doubtful.
Sony may want to really nail down the holidays and not lose potential future consumers. $293 at the current exchange rate. That is an insane price for a PS4.
I actually think that we may not see a price cut here in the US and the rest of the world because Sony may keep the price as it is to cover for this Japan price cut. For some reason, my guts tells me that we won't see a price cut until January of next year, which would keep the momentum going until Uncharted 4 gives it another boost. Then comes PlayStation VR with NMS bundled with it, and GT7 later in the year around September/October. I think the ps4 is poised to sell more in 2016 than it did in 2015...which is crazy. By this time next year it will have an install close to 40+ million.
January doesn't make any sense. March, yes. January, no. An official price cut here in the States likely will not happen until October. If we get it then it almost surely will come at the Paris Game show and cover both the EU and North America. Anything later than October will begin to miss the brunt of the holiday season.
Keep in mind that the PS4 didn't launch at much of a loss, and is likely profitable now especially after a hardware revision. So, they have some room to take a financial hit to gain even more market share. It would pay off for them in the software sales sector, as well as giving them room to promote their other services, like PSN's movie rentals, PSNow, PSVue, etc. Even if they only broke even or even took a loss on each console after cutting the price worldwide, that extra install base could pay off big time when it comes to the success of their other initiatives that rely on PlayStation as the trojan horse to get them into our living rooms.
X1 is not making up the gap in 1 holiday...sony has much better bundles and deals planned this year, not just a black fri remstered games bundle.
it cost less to make the ps4 now than it did two years ago, why would sony not pass the savings to the consumer? it happens with tv's, it happens with computers, so why not game consoles?
Consumers: "I'll happily give you 400 for it" Manufacturer: "No, really, just give us 300" ^Unlikely.
developer "here is a game i hope you like for $60" consumer "awesome game, thanks" developer "because so many have enjoyed the game and have been so supportive of us we are going to offer free dlc" consumer "wow, that's great thank you. i cannot wait for your next game" developer" "oh by the way, the game has been out a year and we just dropped the price" new potential consumer "awesome, i heard great things about it and will be picking it up now"
Hopefully this comes west as well.
Great for Japan! ... But can the (We)st expect a PS4 price drop @PSX 2015 event? Sony doesn't really need to since PS4 sells so incredibly well ...but it would be nice /
PSX is in December- If there was a price drop it would be before black Friday in NA. Rest of the world - no clue. Unless they plan on knocking down all 500 GB PS4's to 299USD(and EURO equivalent) to phase them out and only carry the 1TB version. I definitely see that happening. History will repeat itself. Look at the PS3 price drops. Most price drops came with a new model shortly there after which usually came with more storage. http://vgsales.wikia.com/wi...
PAris games week OCT.
What if they announce a worldwide price cut in Paris? If I am not mistaken it is on the same day as Halo 5 launch so saying that the PS4 will be available at 299$ would literally kill that game even before it launched!
In Europe, yes.
I doubt we'll see one in the west, the PS4 doesn't really need one here, but it would be very enticing.
PS4 really needed a price cut in Japan since there are still some weeks that Wii U is ahead and Sony can't have that when they want complete...global...domination
WOW. That's cool for sure.
I have checked Amazon Japan and right now the PS4 (latest model CUH 1200) is priced at Yen 38,800. So the price drop essentially means a reduction of 10%. In conclusion, we should expect a maximum of 10% price drop in the west.
Amazon are the ones doing a 10% discount. You have to wait for this one.
Its happening people, it was the same with the vita, first price drop was for japan only then followed by every other country. heard rummors sony was droping the PS4 the price soon.
So what they did in Japan is like a 100$ price drop right? I honestly am not expecting a 100$ price drop for the rest of the world. But if so then that's just an insane move by Sony. If I remember correctly with the PS2 they dropped the price by 100$ even though it was selling well. Maybe the same will happen with the PS4.
If there is a western price cut it will be in Paris. The conference is the same day as Halos release and just at the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. It will take a bit of Halo's limelight and set Sony up for a good Christmas period.
Ps4 is really about to dominant if they price drop it before Christmas
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