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The PlayStation 4 gets an official North American price cut

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The PlayStation 4 is the dominant console right now, though the lower price of the Xbox One and some of its exclusives have made Microsoft’s system a little more appealing of late.

Though the PlayStation 4 is still the sales champ, you could hardly call it a one horse race anymore. Things could shift heavily in the PlayStation 4’s favour once more though; the system’s now received an official North American Price cut, following its Japanese one just weeks ago. Sony announced the cut today .

“Since the launch of PS4, we have been thrilled with the amount of gamers jumping into the world of PlayStation for the first time,” said Sony’s John Koller. “If you haven’t made the jump yet, and you’re starting early on your holiday wish list, I have good news – we’re dropping the price of the PlayStation 4 system in the U.S. and Canada. Starting tomorrow, October 9, you’ll be able to pick up PS4 starting at the new price of $349.99 USD / $429.99 CAD (MSRP). Our goal at PlayStation has always been to provide the best gameplay experiences at the best value, and we feel this new compelling price will open the doors to even more gamers that have yet to purchase a system.”

That’s a significant $50 drop on the PS4, which makes it an enticing buy for many gamers and importantly, parents in the run up to the holidays.

Will we see a similar sort of price drop locally? We have asked the relevant parties and await response, but given the tumultuous slide in our currency’s value, I wouldn’t expect much. If you’re a South African, looking to buy a PlayStation 4 soon then your best bet would probably be Toys R Us, who’re selling the system right now for an unprecedented R4499 – though stocks are, as you’d imagine, rather limited.

Last Updated: October 8, 2015


  1. VampyreSquirrel

    October 8, 2015 at 10:07

    Wow, that’s a damn good price. Now… I wonder if any other retailers will take the fight to ToysRus


    • K1FF J1MB0B (sizzle edition)

      October 8, 2015 at 10:18

      Not likely, SA retailers don’t believe in competition.


      • WitWolfy

        October 8, 2015 at 10:29

        With Christmas around the corner I wouldn’t say that quiet yet…


      • VampyreSquirrel

        October 8, 2015 at 10:30

        too true


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  2. DragonSpirit009

    October 8, 2015 at 10:10

    I’m glad for the price cut… what I’m not glad about is that I still don’t have freaking money! Seriously world stop taking my money!


    • CypherGate

      October 8, 2015 at 10:26

      Exactly hey. I feel your pain lol


  3. Splooshypooh

    October 8, 2015 at 10:20

    Saving for one of these precious black boxes


  4. WitWolfy

    October 8, 2015 at 10:22

    I paid like R6500 for my PS4 on launch. So that deal is a STEAL!!!


    • Hammersteyn

      October 8, 2015 at 10:41

      Ditto, was worth it though


      • Grand Admiral Chief

        October 8, 2015 at 10:43

        I wonder when mine will come…


  5. Grand Admiral Chief

    October 8, 2015 at 10:28

    I had money spare earlier today, then Tshwane Municipality promptly shat on that dream


    • DragonSpirit009

      October 8, 2015 at 10:37

      Oh I know how that goes! It sucks!
      I heard yesterday that my mum’s mixer broke… Guess who is going to be the good girl and buy her a new one with the saved up money!


  6. ZA Ludomusicologist

    October 8, 2015 at 10:39



  7. Peter Pan

    October 8, 2015 at 12:30

    I’m waiting for a golden number of R3500 (R4000 at a push) before I dive in.


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