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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.

Tags: playstation 4 price, ps4 price drop, playstation 4 cost

9/20/2015 9:25:45 PM Ben Dutka

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bigrailer19
Sunday, September 20, 2015 @ 10:36:13 PM
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The only system seller would be Halo. Nobody buys the Xbox brand to play Forza and it's a fluke Tomb Raider is being timed exclusive. Whatever Sony does, it won't change much in the grand scheme as far as the Xbox is concerned.

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Temjin001
Monday, September 21, 2015 @ 3:56:58 PM

Word has it that TR will have several sequels this gen and MS has first dibs on all of them.
Not that I think that'll change the sales war much but just that TR is pretty much MS's this gen

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daus26
Sunday, September 20, 2015 @ 11:16:24 PM
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There are enough deals and bundles that doesn't really warrant a price drop. Sony would be fine either way.

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FAREEZ
Sunday, September 20, 2015 @ 11:57:33 PM
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I hope Sony cut the price of ps4, ps4 is so damn expensive here in asia...

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FatherSun
Monday, September 21, 2015 @ 1:21:10 AM

Didn't most of Asia already get a cut?

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FAREEZ
Monday, September 21, 2015 @ 6:53:53 AM

Not yet i guess, the price is still the same here...

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KingRed
Monday, September 21, 2015 @ 8:03:16 AM

The price cut is just Japan so far.

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TrueAssassin86x
Monday, September 21, 2015 @ 7:14:46 AM
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Sony should do something the lack of exclusives suck for them. Im playing Forza 6 on my xbox 1 and its leaps and bounds over driveclub. And i got my xbox 1 for rise of the tomb raider so i dont have to wait a year. And of course halo 5. Failboys thumb down ;)

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FAREEZ
Monday, September 21, 2015 @ 7:46:18 AM

Same here, gonna get Rise of the Tomb Raider day one too...

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Underdog15
Monday, September 21, 2015 @ 9:55:48 AM

Just as I was about to suggest Tomb Raider isn't a system seller, let alone a timed exclusive of Tomb Raider...

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maxpontiac
Monday, September 21, 2015 @ 5:22:08 PM

@ TrueAssassin86x - I thumbed you down because of your use of "failboy". I have never understood those who resort to this type of behavior especially when they might have something good to say.

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Underdog15
Monday, September 21, 2015 @ 5:43:15 PM

@Max
Gotta love the insecurity needed to consider a preemptive insult necessary!

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