Rumour: The PS4 is getting a European price cut this month

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It wasn’t too long ago that we saw the PlayStation 4 – already a sales behemoth and the leading console this generation – receive its first official price cut. That was for the Japanese market though, with the North American regions receiving a similar price cut just a few weeks later.

In the US, it now costs the same as the Xbox One, which dropped its price a while back to try and pick up the console’s sales momentum. At the time, I asked the local PlayStation distributors if there was anything similar on the cards for Europe, and by extension, us here in South Africa.

I was told there was nothing to announce yet – but it looks like that time is soon upon us. Sony skipped out its Gamescom press conference this year, opting instead to show off its newest wares to European markets at this year’s Paris Games Week at the end of this month – and it looks like that’s when we’ll see an official price cut for the console in PAL regions like Europe, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

The news comes courtesy of AllGamesBeta who spotted the newest European price in a retailer leaflet that’s gone out a little earlier than it should have. It shows that from October 21, the European price of the PlayStation 4 will drop to 349€ down 50€ from its usual one. That’s a sizeable drop, dropping in converted price from around R6000, to about R5200.

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We’ll let you know as soon as there’s word of a local PS4 price cut – but if you were saving one, or begging your parents for one as a Christmas present, your chances just soared.

The PlayStation has sold though over 25 million units to date – and with the new price cuts, I think we can safely assume that number will increase at a frightening pace.

Last Updated: October 19, 2015

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Grand Admiral Chief

    Did you hear that Hammersteyn?

    • Hammersteyn

      I said if I win one you can have it. One. As in if I win a Xbox One you can have it 😛

      • Grand Admiral Chief

        SOLD, ummm, wait

  • HairyEwok

    Gotta love the Dutch.

    • Grand Admiral Chief

      De beste Roep van Diens ooit!

      • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

        PRIJSDOORBRAAK!!!

        Kinda sounds like someone did something on the carpet after a long night of drinking…

  • Ghost In The Rift

    I’m sold on the PS4, just hope it reaches Namibia soon.

  • Jonah Cash

    You can pick up a PS4 almost everywhere for R4999 at the moment…

    • HvR

      Then having a PS4 on price cut special for R5200 will fit right in with PlaystationSA price adjustment policy

      • Jonah Cash

        After writing this I went to check my own statement and it would appear that I just lied…. You can pick up a Xbox ONE for R4999 and the PS4 for R5999
        I apologize unreservedly to all the people on the internet….

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