The PlayStation 4 is now R5499 locally

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It happened in Japan. It happened in the Americas – and now it’s happening for Europe, and by extension, us too. Yes, the PlayStation 4 is getting an official price cut, bringing the price down right in time for the holidays.

Sony Computer Entertainment of Europe confirmed the information today, with the news hitting Australia first, just like the sun does.

“We are delighted to deliver the PS4 system at its best-ever value just in time for the holiday season, making it more accessible to a broader audience in Europe.” said SCEE’s Jim Ryan. “With this year’s biggest blockbusters and next year’s best exclusives such as UNCHARTED 4: A Thief’s End set to thrill players, there has never been a better time to join the PS4 community. Also, watch out for an amazing range of Ultimate Player Edition Bundles including the 1TB PS4 and some of the biggest games of the year, offering even greater value.”

Naturally, we wondered if this sort of price cut would hit us here in South Africa, and we’re happy to report that shall be. According to local distributor Ster-Kinekor, the new local recommended retail price for the PlayStation 4 will now be R5499. Funnily enough, it’s available for R4999 at BT Games right now. In Europe and the UK, you can now expect to pay €349.99/£299.99.

While the drop is mitigated somewhat by our current economic woes, the price does make the black beast from the East a little more affordable in the run-up to the holidays.

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The current tally for PlayStation 4 sales world-wide is now sitting at over 25 million, and the new now global price-cuts mean that we’ll likely see the console hit broader, mainstream appeal. From the onset, we’ve said that the PS4 feels like the real successor to the PlayStation 2 – and judging by the current pace of sales, that may not be far off.

Last Updated: October 21, 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

    New fridge >>> PS4

    Whirlpool is a crappy brand

    Glad the price dropped!

    • Brady miaau

      New or 2nd hand fridge?

      Perhaps I can help with a 2nd hand fridge, father in law fixes stuff

      • schitsophrenic-toothbrush

        Who needs food anyways? go for the PS4 :p

        • Brady miaau

          Yeah, my thought exactly! But it seems wife and kids need more

      • Grand Admiral Chief

        My current one still works, but the door has moerred off a few times, so we can’t put anything in the door. Doesn’t cool as it should, the door does not seal properly, you know, things you’d expect from a 30-40 year old fridge, not a 5-6 year old one.

        That, and my colleague bought my deep freezer recently, and I hardly used it, or so I thought…

        • Splooshypooh

          Wierd, same happened to me recently. We have the same blind maid?

    • Fox1 – Retro

      Whirlpool = K.I.C.= Kelvinator

      Also, stay away from Defy.

      • HairyEwok

        But they say you can Rely on Defy…..

      • Grand Admiral Chief

        Why no Defy?

        • Fox1 – Retro

          Bad after sales service. Products tend to be made out of SA unlike before.

          Best stick with LG and Samsung that will give you 10 years guarantee, all the extras and connect to your Smart TV and Smartphone.

    • HvR

      just save your money and buy Bosch.

      • Grand Admiral Chief

        That is the plan dude

      • Fox1 – Retro

        Yeah, but prepare to wait months for parts supply and pay a premium for repairs.

  • Grand Admiral Chief

    Sony Playstation 4 1TB Limited Ed Star Wars Console Bundle @ BT Games

    O_O

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Bam Bam Pricecutalow!

  • DragonSpirit009

    *sigh* Sadly its still to high for my little wallet T.T

    • oVg

      Good things come to those who wait 🙂

      • Snowlockk

        Buying an XBox One at the end of the month but have already realized that I will need to get a PS4 as well ( These horrible game companies and exclusives). This price drop will allow me to get one sooner though.

      • DragonSpirit009

        I said that about the PS3 as well when it came out…. and look, I still don’t have it cause my wallet is still to little.

  • Hammersteyn

    PRACE DREP!!!

    • Grand Admiral Chief

      I’m glad you noticed…

  • oVg

    Like clockwork.
    So they are clearing out the 500gb stock before raising the price again for the 1TB model. Then a year from now its the 1 TB model price drop to clear out stock for the slimline.

  • Nikola

    Awesome, good time to pick up a PS4 as well a now it has been out for so LONG there is such a huge library of games to play thru.

    • oVg

      Do it before xmas. I grantee the price will go up once all 500gig models have been cleared.

      • Nikola

        We got two PS4 in the house already so definitely don’t need another hahaha buut people who have missed out on getting one definitely should, awesome console!

        • HairyEwok

          Wanted to buy a PS4 for bloodbourne, then Dark Souls 3 popped up and that’s going on PC so I’ll skip the PS4 for now. No Man’s sky makes it tempting though to get a PS4.

          • Her Highness the Hipster

            NMS also coming to PC… but get a PS4 for bloodborne, Until Dawn, and for all the sexy looking 3rd party games

          • Nikola

            Yeah look if you have a good PC then most games you can play there without a doubt it all depends if the console has exclusive that intrest you like I would suggest to you Uncharted for example awesome series but maybe not your cup of tea. Maybe wait on Horizon Dawn that looks amazing and get a PS4 then. I never even own a PS3 was into my PC gaming big time but bought PS4 day one and never looked back:)

  • It was going for R4000 at rAge this year…

  • oVg

    I bet the price of the PS4 15 years from now will only be half of its original price like the PS2. The darn PS2 was selling for R1499 a year ago.

    • And the Xbox One? Trololo

      • oVg

        Shit, was my Fanboy bias that obvious?

        • YES!

          • oVg

            15 years from now… I have no idea about the Bone. I will have to give Patcher a call.

  • Fox1 – Retro

    “With this year’s biggest blockbusters and next year’s best exclusives such as UNCHARTED 4: A Thief’s End set to thrill players” << LOL

  • Ghost In The Rift

    Just in time for No mans sky hopefully, 1 of the main reasons i chose PS4, not gonna wait on Xbox’s promises.

  • Kervyn Cloete

    I have R1000 BT credit….. This day just real interesting.

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