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