Japanese PS4 Getting A Price Drop

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

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The good news is that the PlayStation 4 is getting a price drop. The bad news is its Japanese PS4s only. Sony has announced today that Japanese PS4 will go down in price from ¥39,000 to ¥34,980, about $41 difference. The price drop goes into effect on October 1st in Japan.

In Japan, all home consoles struggle to sell, including the PS4. As of March, the system has sold more than 20 million units worldwide. Japan only accounts for about 1.4 million of those sales. Part of the problem is the lack of PS4 software compelling to Japan, but the main problem in general is that Japan is more of a mobile market. The system does well everywhere else, which might explain the Japan only price drop.

Sony has not announced a priced drop for any other territories.

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