Microsoft Boss Anticipates Sony Will Drop PS4's Price In US
During the Tokyo Game Show last week, Sony confirmed a PS4 price cut for Japan.
Now, one Microsoft boss fully expects Sony to cut the price of the PlayStation 4 in the U.S. He didn't say exactly when that price drop will happen but it sounds like he's talking about this holiday season.
This is what Xbox One boss Phil Spencer told IGN:
"I fully expect they [PlayStation] will drop price. When I think about the playbook they've used in the past, we feel good about the plans we have in place going forward in the holiday. If history tells, then we'll see a price drop from them coming."
Spencer added that price competition is good for the industry, as he cited last holiday, when "we saw crazy sales numbers on all of the consoles." Very true but one thing I don't quite get is his citing "history." ...what history? When was the last time Sony and Microsoft were in this position? I don't recall a time when a PlayStation console was outselling a cheaper Xbox console at this pace and honestly, there may be no reason for Sony to drop the PS4 price this holiday.
However, with games like Rise of the Tomb Raider, Halo 5: Guardians and Forza 6 hitting Xbox One, maybe Sony should do it.
9/20/2015 9:25:45 PM Ben Dutka