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nemo37 said:
Hiku said:

Just want to point out that I think PS4 has had one price drop, rather than multiple. Aside from deals here and there.
In Sep 2015 it dropped to ¥34,980 in Japan. The RPP for the main PS4 SKU on Amazon Jp is still ¥34,000 almost 3 years later.

And in the west, the Last of Us bundle for a standard 500GB PS4 is $400.

PS4 has had two price drops in the US. In late 2015, it received a $50 price cut (price reduced to $349) and with the introduction of PS4 Slim the price was further dropped to $299. In addition, the non-permanenet deals (such as the $200 Slim during November of 2017; $250 Star Wars bundle of December of 2017) all helped to substantially increase sales for the system in those respective periods.

As for Japan, it is true that the last official major price cut for the stand alone system was in 2015 which reduced the price to ¥34,000. However, since the Switch launch most retailers (at least online going by Bic, Amazon, and Yodobashi) have been selling the PS4 at the RRP for the Switch (¥32,378), with some retailers (namely Amazon) going lower. For example, the Amazon listing you posted has the price at ¥34,000, but upon clicking the listing, the actual price is listed as ¥ 30,895 which was already down from ¥32,378 (which is odd considering the system is out of stock).

I guess that Last of Us bundle is so expensive because it's rare these days, or something. The listings I saw were mainly for used models, and that was the only new unit I found. But upon searching further I found a PS4 with a bundled game for $350, so you're right.

As for Japan, yeah I saw that they have a deal on PS4 that's a bit lower, but the RRP is still there, just strickened through.
Pretty odd that they've only had one price drop in Japan, and two in the US.

Last edited by Hiku - on 13 May 2018