Worldwide, the PlayStation 4 has a bare majority of the three-console market—according to Ars' analysis, there are about 10 to 12 million more PS4s than Xbox Ones in gamers' homes. The PS4 also outsold the Xbox One a little faster than normal in the second quarter of this year, suggesting little pressure from Microsoft's lower priced system.
So why the price drop in Japan? It seems a bit odd considering the PS4 is already selling about 16 percent better in Japan this year than it was at the same point last year, according to data from tracking firm Media Create. The Xbox One and Wii U aren't putting up much competition on Sony's home turf, either, lagging well behind the PS4 for months now.
Still, the PlayStation 4 is struggling in Japan with regard to one key comparison: the PlayStation 3.