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Sony Announces PlayStation 4 Price Drop For U.S., Canada

First came the announcement of a PlayStation 4 price drop for Japan during the Tokyo Game Show.

Then, Microsoft boss Phil Spencer predicted that Sony would cut the price of the PS4 in the U.S., presumably for this holiday season.

Lastly, earlier this week, we caught some retail evidence that hinted at a permanent price drop for the region. Oh, and most of our readers thought Sony would indeed drop the PS4 price.

Well, no more guessing: Sony has confirmed that their flagship console will officially drop in price from $399 to $349 in the U.S. starting on October 9. In Canada, the price will be reduced from $449 CAD to $429 CAD (MSRP). Said SCEA president and CEO Shawn Layden:

"Our goal at PlayStation has always been to offer the best place to play at a compelling value to gamers. We're continuing to deliver on that commitment with this new price for PS4, making the console even more accessible to a broader audience this holiday. With highly anticipated games like Call of Duty: Black Ops III and Star Wars Battlefront launching soon and blockbuster exclusives like UNCHARTED 4: A Thief's End on the horizon, there has never been a better time to join the PS4 community."

Most have agreed that Sony needs to cut the PS4 price for the fourth quarter, as software exclusives are few and far between. If PS4 had remained more expensive than Xbox One (which has had a price of $349 for a while) and the latter had Rise of the Tomb Raider, Forza 6 and Halo 5: Guardians, the holidays could've been rocky for Sony.

But now things feel a bit more even, don't they?

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

10/8/2015 11:04:37 AM Ben Dutka

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maxpontiac
Thursday, October 08, 2015 @ 11:33:46 AM
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No one should be surprised over this and it will be interesting to see what impact it has on the PS4 sales.

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gumbi
Thursday, October 08, 2015 @ 12:07:57 PM
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Yay, a whole $20 cheaper... And still $30 more expensive than it was at launch in Canada.

I know that with our poor exchange rate the cost is about the same. In fact, with the current pricing the PS4 is technically cheaper in Canada right now. It's still kind of a bummer though.

It would have been nice to see a $50 cut but, oh well, c'est la vie.

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coldbore
Thursday, October 08, 2015 @ 1:21:20 PM

it's a shame... it looks really bad on a company too, however, they have to accommodate for the value of the dollar here in Canada.

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Phoenix
Thursday, October 08, 2015 @ 7:51:46 PM

Yea this is pretty absurd, $20 off.... they really think that's going to do anything for sales? or prompt people on the fence to buy it? this is a joke.

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AcHiLLiA
Thursday, October 08, 2015 @ 1:43:45 PM
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Are all PS4 bundles come with digital copy of the game? If so, kind of pissed off for that, why advertise these nice boxes with the game art and not come with the physical of the game instead?

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wiiplay [Administrator]
Thursday, October 08, 2015 @ 6:51:15 PM
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Any idea if this price cut is for the newer model? You know, the one that doesn't have those awful touch sensitive buttons? Or is this an all model thing?

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Corvo
Thursday, October 08, 2015 @ 7:20:38 PM
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MS leading the charge with the biggest xbox lineup in history:

Halo 5, Gears 4, Rise of the Timed Raider, Forza 6

So good, so compelling, play on xbox one.

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Breadlover
Thursday, October 29, 2015 @ 12:02:13 AM

*not sure if trolling* ... but, whatever. *slow claps*

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Breadlover
Thursday, October 29, 2015 @ 12:01:16 AM
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"But now things feel a bit more even, don't they?"

I would say the PS4 got the lead again (trollface).

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