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With strong global sales, Sony has been reluctant to lower the suggested retail price on the PlayStation 4 so far, but that may be changing soon. Onstage during the company’s 2015 Tokyo Game Show press conference, Sony Japan announced that the console will see a price cut in that country.

The PlayStation 4, which currently retails for ¥39,980, will drop to ¥34,980 on October 1st. The new price is the equivalent of around US $292, which marks a steep discount over its current $399 asking price in the U.S. Of course, much of that gap is due to a weak Japanese yen, and it’s worth noting that, in the States, it’s now nearly impossible to purchase a PS4 outside of bundles that include a game or two for the exact same cost as the system alone.

Despite the imbalance, Sony has not offered definitive answers to questions about whether similar discounts will follow for the rest of the world.

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The PlayStation 4 is getting its first price drop—in Japan

By Spencer Campbell | 09/15/2015 07:45 PM PT

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With strong global sales, Sony has been reluctant to lower the suggested retail price on the PlayStation 4 so far, but that may be changing soon. Onstage during the company’s 2015 Tokyo Game Show press conference, Sony Japan announced that the console will see a price cut in that country.

The PlayStation 4, which currently retails for ¥39,980, will drop to ¥34,980 on October 1st. The new price is the equivalent of around US $292, which marks a steep discount over its current $399 asking price in the U.S. Of course, much of that gap is due to a weak Japanese yen, and it’s worth noting that, in the States, it’s now nearly impossible to purchase a PS4 outside of bundles that include a game or two for the exact same cost as the system alone.

Despite the imbalance, Sony has not offered definitive answers to questions about whether similar discounts will follow for the rest of the world.

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