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Sony Cuts the Price of the PlayStation 4 by $50

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Sony has announced they’re officially cutting the price of the PlayStation 4.

The console will be reduced in cost by $50, lowering it to an MSRP of $349.99 USD / $429.99 CAD. The new price will become effective beginning tomorrow, October 9th.

Do you guys own a PlayStation 4? If not, will you pick one up now?

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73 comments
  1. Jack
    Jack
    October 8, 2015 at 7:52 am

    gotta sell more for the holiday season, of course

  2. Breezer
    Breezer
    October 8, 2015 at 7:57 am

    WE FLY HIGH
    NO LIE
    YOU KNOW THIIIIIS
    BAAAALLIN’

    Sup bitches it’s Chad Warden telling you to buy the PS QUAD

    I mean dis shit is 350 bucks I mean damn I wipe my ass with 350 bucks.

  3. Softclocks
    Softclocks
    October 8, 2015 at 8:06 am

    ’tis the season

  4. Domhnall
    Domhnall
    October 8, 2015 at 8:16 am

    $350 is still too much for me, given how little is out for it that I actually want to play. Maybe by the time Estival Versus gets localized? We’ll see.

  5. Vampok
    Vampok
    October 8, 2015 at 9:13 am

    Still not really worth it. $350 would get a pretty good graphics card or a Wiiu, and there’s still only Bloodborne and one or two other worthwhile exclusives on it.

  6. Joe Gamer
    Joe Gamer
    October 8, 2015 at 9:17 am

    I can buy a beastly graphics card for $350…

  7. Juanalf
    Juanalf
    October 8, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Bought mine last month and totally worth it.theres a truck load of japanese games incoming not to mention whats out now oh and last of us is beautiful.

  8. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    October 8, 2015 at 9:39 am

    And you can stare at it?

  9. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    October 8, 2015 at 9:42 am

    Even with the price cut I think Xbox One will outsell it in the US this holiday. Since PS4 is dominating here is Europe we aren’t getting anything unlike Japan and the States.

  10. Sylveria Shini
    Sylveria Shini
    October 8, 2015 at 9:58 am

    yep, you can buy the card. And with another $600-1500 worth of parts, you can have a darn impressive PC.

  11. Dr.wonderful
    Dr.wonderful
    October 8, 2015 at 9:59 am

    No.

    Because the PS4 ain’t got no gaymes.

    What? I’m serious, name three games that are must own? Oh look, they releasing the Uncharted updated for PS4 Graphics. If i wanted that, I would of bought it for PS3.

  12. Nagato
    Nagato
    October 8, 2015 at 10:04 am

    Nah, there’s actual games you can play with a gpu.

  13. Sylveria Shini
    Sylveria Shini
    October 8, 2015 at 10:13 am

    *looks at her shelf* I must be hallucinating again.

  14. DariusQ
    DariusQ
    October 8, 2015 at 10:24 am

    Still gonna wait until Boxing Day but this definitely helps.

  15. deadeye
    deadeye
    October 8, 2015 at 10:31 am

    Maybe with some price cuts we’ll get closer to last gen finally being phased out.

    I’m gonna be picking one up eventually. Bloodborne, Disgaea 5, FF Type-0, Yakuza 0, DMC4SE. SFV is coming soon. If there’s a good sale during christmas, hopefully I can pick up a nice bundle.

    Unfortunately, getting a worthwhile PC right now just isn’t feasible.

  16. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    October 8, 2015 at 10:40 am

    Woah! I need to buy one of those things! I never heard of a GPU that can play games on its own.

  17. Dr.wonderful
    Dr.wonderful
    October 8, 2015 at 10:41 am

    Oh, and what is on your shelf?

  18. WB1c_Marathon
    WB1c_Marathon
    October 8, 2015 at 10:48 am

    Just a day after I ordered one, fun how that happens.

  19. evilmajikman
    evilmajikman
    October 8, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Nice! I can’t wait to play Bloodb- oh…. At least I’ll be able to play Senran Kag… Oh nope, not on PC either… Ah Onechan….nope that’s only on consoles too… Oh hey, Sonic Lost World is finally getting a PC port. :D ….but none of the Mario/Zelda stuff will be in it. Meh. I’ll stick with being a jack of all trades instead of sticking with just one platform.

  20. evilmajikman
    evilmajikman
    October 8, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Now if only the Dualshock 4’s could get a price drop. Seriously, these things are so touchy.

  21. Siveon
    Siveon
    October 8, 2015 at 10:58 am

    You might have to wait a bit for Yakuza 0.

  22. Siveon
    Siveon
    October 8, 2015 at 11:01 am

    I’ll probably wait when it hits the 100-200’s. Only want like 3 games so far for the thing.

  23. Joe Gamer
    Joe Gamer
    October 8, 2015 at 11:30 am

    I’m gonna tie a chain to it and us it as a flail to beat smart asses to death with.
    I was being facetious, my GPU costs far more than $350 and my system is far more capable than any sorry ass console.
    Even my HTPC would make a PS4 weep lol

  24. Joe Gamer
    Joe Gamer
    October 8, 2015 at 11:33 am

    I spent far more than that
    XP
    But i gained a system FAR more capable than any sorry ass console…

  25. roflchoppaz
    roflchoppaz
    October 8, 2015 at 11:43 am

    implying that senran kagura won’t be ported to pc in a year
    implying that using obscure bizarre games as examples is in any way valid
    ps4 has no games and there’s no point to not getting a graphics card with that money instead

  26. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    October 8, 2015 at 11:48 am

    Wow, man! You are so badass! I’m sure your spendings would make an inanimate object cry.

  27. Joe Gamer
    Joe Gamer
    October 8, 2015 at 11:50 am

    You wanna play the “my exclusives are bigger than yours” game…Seriously, PC has a thousand times as many exclusives…
    Plus decades of backwards compatibility. Hundreds of dollars in savings for the games. Glorious 3440×1440 at 60+ FPS! Games modded to perfection with customizable inputs so i can use keyboard or controller…
    Consoles are for the technologicaly inept and the lazy.
    Sure, I am an elitest snob but I’m also RIGHT and that’s good enough for me.

  28. heroyaldog
    heroyaldog
    October 8, 2015 at 11:51 am

    PS4 has no games and never will, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it /s

  29. orbo
    orbo
    October 8, 2015 at 11:53 am

    It’s been out for almost two years now, makes sense.
    I don’t have $350 to drop on it (and if I did I’d probably get a ps3 instead. cold steel ain’t a ps4 game.) but it is about that time when consoles normally start getting price drops.

    Not that you’d think so seeing nintendo’s latest two consoles.
    OOOOOHHHHHHH

  30. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    October 8, 2015 at 11:58 am

    There is no such thing as a must own games. You don’t have to possess or play any game.
    The PS4 does have some pretty good games like Infamous Second Son, Until Dawn and Batman Arkham Knight.

  31. BattlerArisato
    BattlerArisato
    October 8, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    I hope the price drops here on Chile too, I’ve been looking for a PS4 for the games that are coming and some other that have been released (I need Estival Versus soooo badly) so I’ll probably end up getting one soon.

    And please, stop fighting for fucking consoles, is just stupid.

  32. Stilzkin
    Stilzkin
    October 8, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Reminder that platform wars are pathetic

  33. Vampok
    Vampok
    October 8, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    Not to mention PCs actually have uses beyond gaming. A $500 PC isn’t only miles ahead of a PS4 for gaming, it’s also perfect for Video/Image editing, music making, coding, and tons of other uses.

  34. xXMarionoXx
    xXMarionoXx
    October 8, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    $429.99 CAD is still too much. I bought a new HDTV at that price…

  35. JCTXS
    JCTXS
    October 8, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    I’m definitely picking one up, I just gotta decide if I want a particular bundle or not…
    Guess that means I’ll be picking up P5 and SKEV (English) on PS4 instead!

  36. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    October 8, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    99% of the so called PC exclusives are indies. Name me one AAA title that came out for the PC this year.

    Consoles are not for the “technologicaly inept and the lazy” – just for the people who prefer to play on consoles and get the games that they offer.

  37. Raziel Barkrai
    Raziel Barkrai
    October 8, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    If it drops to $300 or goes on sale, I’d pick one up.

  38. tetrisdork
    tetrisdork
    October 8, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    I think so, too. While the PS4 is now at the same price as the XBO, Microsoft had some common sense to at least throw in a free game for almost every single SKU it is offering right now; even the $350 XBO has a game.

    Maybe they will show off some holiday bundles, and hopefully soon

  39. tetrisdork
    tetrisdork
    October 8, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    I’ll wait for a SF5 bundle.

  40. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    October 8, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    Makes it easier to get the only two reasonable console buys, WiiU and PS4.

  41. Antoinant
    Antoinant
    October 8, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    I’ll wait the day when PC actually gets games.

  42. Antoinant
    Antoinant
    October 8, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Someone took the “PC master race” joke too seriously.

  43. Reon
    Reon
    October 8, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    Good, not good enough.
    Drop it to 200 or at least 300 and then it’d be a more realistic thing to buy on a whim.
    Otherwise it still feels like a commitment to bother getting one for just a game or two.

  44. evilmajikman
    evilmajikman
    October 8, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    It would be a first. Burst, Shinovi, and that food game have all been out awhile. Even longer in Japan. And since they’re already working on 2 new games, the less likely Estival will be released on PC. Also I’d MUCH rather have epics like Star Ocean 5 and then there’s the Yakuza games which to my knowledge have NEVER been on PC. PC mostly just gets anything that’s already multiplatform. And even then, you have to deal with crappy ports like MKX and Arkham. As for a graphics card. You also need a powerful enough CPU. Like I said, makes way more sense to be a jack of all trades than to put all your eggs into one basket.

  45. NathanEH
    NathanEH
    October 8, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    “Must own” is entirely subjective, but I can tell you what’s on mine:

    Infamous Second Son, The Witcher 3, Batman Arkham Knight, Metal Gear Solid V, Final Fantasy XIV, Alien Isolation and Shadows of Mordor.

    Inside the PS4 I have Final Fantasy XV – Episode Duscae, N++, Rocket League and Mega Man Legacy Collection.

    On the way is Final Fantasy XV, Street Fighter V, Shantae – Half Genie Hero, Dragon Quest Heroes, Star Wars Battlefront, Tales of Zestiria, Gravity Rush 2, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, Kingdom Hearts III, and, why not, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8.

    That’s just a list of favorites. Pretty damn good games, and an exciting future lineup if you ask most anyone.

  46. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    October 8, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    Insecurity or parading with money. Perhaps both.

  47. Dr.wonderful
    Dr.wonderful
    October 8, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    Most of those games are non-exclusive, meaning, I could play them on something other than a PS4. In order to justify even dropping the cash for the console. I need that game, that beautiful, sexy game that tickle my pickle so damn much, I have to drop the cash for it. it’s just so far, there was not a single game that done it.

    Now, if you’re having fun with the thing, more power to you, I’m just saying that I need a damn good reason to even think of buying one and right now, I don’t have it.

  48. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    October 8, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    Meanwhile, Microshit announced a mark up of R$ 500,00 (that’s around $ 132,00) on the Xbone in Brazil starting November, the reason being “the PS4 didn’t have a price cut and the dollar rising”. So much for the no price cut, huh? I wonder if they will backpedal now.

    If they don’t increase the price, I’ll feel like an idiot for buying one just this week (even more than for actually buying an Xbone a.k.a. NoGaemsStation).

  49. Lin
    Lin
    October 8, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    It dropped a full 20 dollars in Canada wow…

    Good thing I bought my PS4 off someone else BNIB for 400 flat.

    You can shop for way better deals on forums.

  50. Feniks
    Feniks
    October 8, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Yeah but I like jrpgs so PC is useless.

  51. TeLin特林
    TeLin特林
    October 8, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Well played, Mr. Pc master race troll, well played.

  52. TeLin特林
    TeLin特林
    October 8, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    Disgaea 5, Bloodborne, and firmware updates.

  53. Feniks
    Feniks
    October 8, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    Implying that everyone is a graphics whore.

  54. TeLin特林
    TeLin特林
    October 8, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    Some people like -gasps- games.

    And it may also surprise you that there are some great games on consoles AND pc.

    I’ll never understand fanboys.

  55. Feniks
    Feniks
    October 8, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    Are your prices in Chile as bad as Brazil? I read somewhere that the PS4 is very expensive there.

  56. SolidSalamander
    SolidSalamander
    October 9, 2015 at 1:26 am

    Considering picking one up to kinda go with my Vita. Also: Persona 5

  57. Zombie_Barioth
    Zombie_Barioth
    October 9, 2015 at 3:13 am

    You mean like the “1,000’s” of PC exclusives that, as has already been pointed out, are mostly obscure indie games? Its a moot point either way.

    You know what I don’t get? Why people tout their $1000+ monster builds like outperforming a device that costs not even half that is an amazing feat. Its not, when you’re using individual parts that cost as much or more than the entire device does no shit your PC will run circles around it. If not, you did something horribly wrong.

    Same thing applies to higher resolutions and framerates, your paying one hell of a pretty penny for those perks. Perks not everybody cares as much about as you do.

  58. Zombie_Barioth
    Zombie_Barioth
    October 9, 2015 at 3:18 am

    Yet you can’t afford something far more comfortable to use?;)

  59. Bill Pepper
    Bill Pepper
    October 9, 2015 at 3:50 am

    Try cancel it!
    Also some places you can actually ask them for the new discount price if you’ve just bought something.

  60. Bill Pepper
    Bill Pepper
    October 9, 2015 at 3:52 am

    Well you’ve completely changed your original question then.

  61. Joe Gamer
    Joe Gamer
    October 9, 2015 at 7:39 am

    Everybody chill with the negativity, they will take the comment section away if this keeps up…
    To a PC gamer consoles look like a rip off, a scam, it’s a purposly gimped PC that charges you mibey just to play with your friends?
    But hey do what you want I was just pointing out that $350 is still a poor value IMO…
    Yes my PC cost a lot, but it doesn’t have to. Most people already have a pc so all they need to do is add the graphics card.

  62. Joe Gamer
    Joe Gamer
    October 9, 2015 at 7:54 am

    If I wanted to parade with money Id be posting pictures of my $45k Jeep with $15k worth of custom work…not a couple grand worth of monitors on a $100 Ikea desk…
    For me it’s just a matter of value, I already need the PC for work so a little extra and boom, badass gaming. I hardly expect many people to have a system like mine but you don’t NEED all that. A $500 setup will play everything you could want at 1080p 60fps.

  63. Joe Gamer
    Joe Gamer
    October 9, 2015 at 8:01 am

    Yes MY computer cost several thousand, but you don’t need all that. A $500 rig will run just about anything at 1080p 60fps plus you get all the versatility and capability of a full blown PC.
    The most expensive part of my rig is actually the monitor…lol

  64. Sunny11
    Sunny11
    October 9, 2015 at 8:08 am

    You got owned.

  65. Sunny11
    Sunny11
    October 9, 2015 at 8:11 am

    Oh wow.

    How surprising!

    You spent much more and with the much extra money spent it’s more powerful. What figures! Lmao.
    Your sad and you wanna justify your expensive purchase by trying to over showing it off. I’m not that sad to spend so much just to make my games slightly more prettier lmao.

  66. Breezer
    Breezer
    October 9, 2015 at 8:13 am

    But I already bought your mom!

  67. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    October 9, 2015 at 8:19 am

    At this point you have to be either a troll or someone with zero to none self awareness.

    “If I wanted to parade with money Id be posting pictures of my $45k Jeep with $15k worth of custom work…not a couple grand worth of monitors on a $100 Ikea desk…”

    My car costs 3000$. You do the maths.

  68. Nagato
    Nagato
    October 9, 2015 at 9:45 am

    I’m not seeing it?

    And nah, it’s not begging even if your kind likes to paint it as such. I just like there being more games I could waste my money on and then possibly never play.

  69. Sunny11
    Sunny11
    October 9, 2015 at 9:47 am

    “your kind”
    ROFL. What a bunch of autistic little nerds you are.

  70. Nagato
    Nagato
    October 9, 2015 at 9:58 am

    Coming from the likes of you, I’ll take that as a compliment. ^^

  71. BattlerArisato
    BattlerArisato
    October 9, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    Is expensive but more for internal problems, the dollar have been rising the whole year and haven’t stopped, it’s expensive but not as much as Brazil.

  72. Zombie_Barioth
    Zombie_Barioth
    October 10, 2015 at 4:15 am

    I never said you did, mostly just making a point. People tend to ignore the elephant in the room with these types of arguments. Not just cost, but why consoles are weaker to begin with.

    But yeah, a $500 PC would be plenty. People were running Witcher 3 at medium settings on i3’s and 750 Ti’s, and that was the first big, demanding game this gen.