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PS4: Big Holiday Lineup, Lower Cost

John Koller's Avatar Posted by Vice President, PlayStation Brand Marketing, SIEA

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Since the launch of PS4, we have been thrilled with the amount of gamers jumping into the world of PlayStation for the first time. 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.

Over the past few months, we’ve introduced a number of bundles that feature some of the biggest games coming to PS4 this holiday season. Here’s a snapshot of the new prices for the current PS4 hardware lineup:

Bundle (Release Date) Current Price (MSRP) New Price (MSRP) (effective 10/9)
UNCHARTED: The Nathan Drake Collection PS4 Bundle (10/9) $399.99 USD / $449.99 CAD $349.99 USD / $429.99 CAD
Limited Edition Call of Duty: Black Ops III 1TB PS4 Bundle (11/6) $449.99 USD / $549.99 CAD $429.99 USD / $499.99 CAD
Limited Edition Disney Infinity 3.0: Star Wars PS4 Bundle (11/13) $449.99 USD / $549.99 CAD $399.99 USD / $469.99 CAD
Limited Edition Star Wars Battlefront PS4 Bundle (11/17) $449.99 USD / $549.99 CAD $399.99 USD / $469.99 CAD
Star Wars Battlefront PS4 Bundle (11/17) $399.99 USD / $449.99 CAD $349.99 USD / $429.99 CAD
NHL 16 PS4 Bundle
(Available now, Canada only)
$449.99 CAD $429.99 CAD

Thanks again for remaining the best fans in gaming, and we look forward to many hours of gaming this holiday season and beyond! For those of you making the jump to PS4 this fall/holiday, what game will you be picking up first?

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supermoc10 said:

October 8th, 12:11 am

Nice!

    CommandingTiger said:

    October 8th, 12:29 pm

    Is this it? Only a 20$ drop for Canada?
    Xbox One go for 350$, 300$ on sale with 5 games.
    I really want my friends to get PS4 over Xbox One but it’s hard to convince them with such a huge price difference.

    EightBitViking said:

    October 8th, 12:56 pm

    It’s probably because of how weak the CAD is to USD right now.

Dem_Sanchez_Boys said:

October 8th, 12:14 am

Is this a permanent price drop or one for just the holiday season?

    fer-snake said:

    October 8th, 12:26 am

    permanent, they already said it at tokio, eu, and now na.

KwietStorm said:

October 8th, 12:17 am

Boom.

Koshuu said:

October 8th, 12:20 am

Wasn’t expecting this announcement until maybe PGW, that’s great though I’m sure a lot of people will be happy. I guess that Target leak really sped things along

    KidGreengene said:

    October 8th, 5:19 am

    Once something is leaked, sales probably drop substantially expecting an announcement. Great timing to go along with the NDC.

WorldChamp16x said:

October 8th, 12:20 am

That’s so awesome! Finally

Kid_Loser said:

October 8th, 12:24 am

Extremely smart timing, and the price is with the bundles is awesome.

CommanderWiiii said:

October 8th, 12:25 am

Nice for those who haven’t gotten a PS4 yet.

Salvy35z said:

October 8th, 12:25 am

What lineup, it’s all star wars and COD garbage no exclusives at all this holiday, the Drake remake collection doesn’t count.

    Teflon02 said:

    October 8th, 1:51 am

    Not names that are as popular or big, but they do have Dragon Quest Heroes, Disgaea, Tales of Zesteria, SAO etc. yeah some are o other sony platforms too but it’s not a competitor so it’s still an exclusive imo

    KidGreengene said:

    October 8th, 5:20 am

    Hehehe. Doesn’t help my point… so it doesn’t count

    DoucheVader said:

    October 8th, 9:21 am

    Within the console race Sony has more exclusive 1080p games. :)

    kyootdoggy said:

    October 8th, 9:52 am

    The line up because you cannot use google apparently:
    http://www.metacritic.com/browse/games/release-date/coming-soon/ps4/date

    My personal lineup for the end of this year:

    Need for Speed
    Nathan Drake Collection
    Black Ops 3
    Fallout 4
    Star Wars Battlefront
    Rainbow Six Siege
    Assassins Creed Syndicate
    WWE 2K16
    MX vs ATV: Supercross Encore

    In my opinion, we got some great games coming our way before this year ends, cheer up!

Dragjae55 said:

October 8th, 12:25 am

Didn’t expect to hear this at a random time. Also I believe this is a permanent price drop, which will really be good at this time.

    D-Squad3 said:

    October 8th, 3:12 am

    It’s not a random time, they announced a PS4 price drop back at TGS.

solace357 said:

October 8th, 12:30 am

Hail shuhei full of grace

    platinum4490 said:

    October 8th, 12:43 am

    PS…..I Love You

    Surreal said:

    October 8th, 1:33 am

    XOXO

    paulogy said:

    October 8th, 3:16 am

    Amen.

MonkeyFlop said:

October 8th, 12:40 am

Fantastic NEWS PPL HAND MS a shovel now

mchacon9 said:

October 8th, 12:41 am

I was planning on buying a ps4 tonight, decided to wait till Saturday before even reading this… wow, luck is on my side this time.

    Dragonchasers said:

    October 8th, 7:32 am

    You should buy a lottery ticket while you’re having this lucky streak!

    secano said:

    October 8th, 2:36 pm

    Your side, and like hundreds of thousands of other people. Actually that’s not luck lol

ShAdeScReaM said:

October 8th, 12:55 am

Finally! I had honestly been holding off buying a PS4 in hopes of it getting a price drop sometime soon, so this is great news! $50 may not seem like much to some people, but hey a save is a save! I can finally upgrade to the “current gen”. This couldn’t have come at a better time.

medenko1975 said:

October 8th, 1:02 am

again USA….EU and UK nothing.

    LordBattleBeard said:

    October 8th, 10:30 am

    To be fair and I’m usually the first person to gripe at preferential treatment to our American cousins, the price in the UK (allowing for VAT and other associated taxes) is one of the most competitive compared with the US, Europe and the rest of the world.

Teflon02 said:

October 8th, 1:21 am

For the higher priced bundles it’s a good drop in canada but what the hell with the $20 on the cheaper ones

Zavalishin_Artem said:

October 8th, 1:22 am

$ 349.99 usd ? the price of the 500gb version or 1tb ?

    D4V1D7-- said:

    October 8th, 6:08 am

    Most likely 500 GB since the price its comparing to is the price of a 500GB

anszbd1 said:

October 8th, 1:33 am

Already have ps4 from last year, for this hollidays I’m already preordered nathan drake collection and disgaea 5, going to buy tales of zesteria and black ops 3 if the review are good, buying dragon quest heroes and until dawn if I have time to play. Mgs v, the witcher 3 and tearaway unfolded still on my backlog, already finishing soma, and next month starcraft 2 legacy of void coming out. Too many games to play..

Carl-G said:

October 8th, 2:24 am

It’s ‘Official’ then…the New SONY USA PlayStation Boss has bigger Balls :D than the old Boss Jack i.e for once in the USA, SONY are taking on MS in the Christmas Holidays :P Nice 1 SONY ;)

ThaShiveGeek said:

October 8th, 2:50 am

I’m really happy that the price went down on the PS4. I was already planing on buying the BO3 Bundle, but now I’m just going to buy the $349 bundle. I can buy my own TB HD. This is good news.

DOC_INCOGNITO said:

October 8th, 3:13 am

Any way i can get a $50 refund? i literally bought one a few weeks ago for $400.

    Korahn27 said:

    October 8th, 5:59 am

    Many stores offer price protection for the first month, so they may honor it. If not, you could always return the one you got, then buy it again.

    Cuddlekin said:

    October 8th, 10:58 pm

    Except that most retailers don’t take opened systems as returns… Only defective swap outs

    stegil56 said:

    October 11th, 4:20 am

    Same here! August 8th, I feel taken advantage of!

paulogy said:

October 8th, 3:17 am

“We look forward to many hours of gaming this holiday season and beyond! ”

BEYOND!

Wow, what wonderful news to wake up to :-D

    smithrancio123 said:

    October 8th, 5:00 am

    This amazing dont have PS4 but ill be getting it ffor Christmas finally a PS4 price drop thanks you thank you!!!

StealthBlade98 said:

October 8th, 3:18 am

I’m guessing we won’t be seeing another PS4 price drop for another 2 years lol

    tusunami said:

    October 8th, 8:44 am

    Be glad you even have one.

StealthBlade98 said:

October 8th, 3:20 am

I’m guessing we won’t be getting another ps4 price drop for another 3 years lol
Still pretty good hopefully more people grab the console more. I just wish i had more money at my disposal to get some of these games i want to play :(

    ACETHEOUTLAW said:

    October 8th, 8:19 am

    They make enough on the console they could have gone to 299.99, but since they still sell at 399, they figured to compete with bundles drop it to 349.99, so when black friday hits it will have bigger impact.

    Add in the the fact there will be some last minute bundles they announce for black friday.

    Next year PS4 will be 299, unless they sell ridiculous amounts at 349.99, then they may not change the price till the following year.

mystery75 said:

October 8th, 3:30 am

While I agree it needed to be done before Black Friday, the problem with cutting the price of a product that is already selling extremely well is the ability to keep the product in stock. I’m sure you guys are compensating for the change, I just hope it will be enough.

NekoNiv said:

October 8th, 3:37 am

what about the Destiny bundle? is it dropping to 349.99usd or stayng at 399.99?

CaruthK said:

October 8th, 3:49 am

What happen to the Destiny The Taken King bundle? Is their a price drop for that as well?

TrueAssassin86x said:

October 8th, 4:18 am

Too early for a price drop.

    justtalking said:

    October 8th, 8:48 am

    Incorrect. The PS3 had a price cut of $100 2 years after launch. The PS2 had a price cut of $100 2 years after launch.

    In short, you’re wrong. Cheers.

    EightBitViking said:

    October 8th, 12:55 pm

    @justttalking – you are incorrect. Its a subjective not an objective statement. In short, get over yourself.

JoseTornero-26_7 said:

October 8th, 4:45 am

isn’t the black ops 3 bundle supoosed to $399.99 usd? or is $429.99 the lowest they will drop it?

    killerkody12 said:

    October 8th, 5:59 am

    It’s at 450$ without price drop

    showtimefolks said:

    October 10th, 7:25 am

    hey do you know if ps4 call of duty bundles will be using the newer model PS4(CUH 1200 and up or the older ones CUH 1115)

Alveiah said:

October 8th, 4:48 am

Hurray for 20 dollars

BigB_357 said:

October 8th, 4:50 am

Tekrunners has the 500GB certified refurb PS4 for $299. Quite worth it still, over the price drop.

iREVOLTER said:

October 8th, 4:54 am

Hoorah!

netholden said:

October 8th, 5:09 am

At first I was pretty bummed out, I just got a PS4 last week! But upon reading and realizing that the Destiny Bundle with the neat looking PS4 wasn’t in the price drop. Phew! At least that justifies it in my head a little bit.

fudgenasty21 said:

October 8th, 5:19 am

this price drop for canada is pathetic. first it was $50 more then u.s now its 80? my disappointment with sony just keeps getting worse everyday.

    Asumos666 said:

    October 8th, 5:27 am

    and still more then what it was at launch

    Black_Dynamite19 said:

    October 8th, 8:57 am

    Just move to the United States. Home of the cheap burgers, bigger waist sizes, and Amiibo Shortage.
    I made the move from South America.

    Teflon02 said:

    October 8th, 9:41 pm

    I’d never move from Canada to the states if I’m not rich. Health care in Canada is literally like a dream come true vs the states nightmare lol

fudgenasty21 said:

October 8th, 5:33 am

I’ve never seen a product cost more 2 years after its release. we may be the best fans in gaming but sony is the worst out of the big 3. you guys are acting just like apple. your on top so why bother trying to hard

    DoucheVader said:

    October 8th, 9:06 am

    @fudgenasty21

    Sony did the right thing and held the price steady, as a whole the company needed a solid win like this in order to usher in a turnaround. How is Sony the “worst of all 3”? When MS released the Xbox 360 they completely abandoned the original Xbox. Nintendo force fed the developers a weird controller nearly eliminating them from the console war all together. Suggesting Sony is akin to Apple is actually a compliment when you think about it.

fudgenasty21 said:

October 8th, 5:38 am

the value of canadian currency may be worth less but we are not making more money at work to reflect this. these game prices are killing me and i might be forced to switch to pc gaming if this continues.

    DoucheVader said:

    October 8th, 9:08 am

    @fudgenasty21

    There are ample avenues for gamers on a budget these days. You can buy used and save yourself 10%-25% in a week or two. You can wait a few weeks when most games get a price drop to $40-$50. You can wait until the “complete editions” release. You can subscribe to PS+ and have an ever growing library of games for the $50 per year.

Sp1nur said:

October 8th, 5:49 am

There won’t be a drop for the Destiny Bundle? : (:( :( :(

    DanteNDSP said:

    October 8th, 8:55 am

    It’s already $350 on amazon.

DBLACK said:

October 8th, 5:51 am

Woohoooooo!

SAUERREVIEWS said:

October 8th, 5:55 am

As a person that pre-ordered the LE Star Wars Bundle, this makes me very happy.

I am also very happy that the COD 1TB bundle did not get a full price drop. Makes me feel better about my purchase considering it is only 500 gig.

Well done Sony, well done.

airJordan_Xx said:

October 8th, 5:55 am

is the last of us bundle $350 or $400

cusman said:

October 8th, 5:57 am

Good timing on the price drop.

HomicidalFURBY16 said:

October 8th, 6:00 am

I love how the Canadians are the only ones getting an Ice Hockey Game
Lol

    Fuhr31 said:

    October 8th, 9:08 am

    it’s because you call it “Ice Hockey” and we just call it “Hockey”.

    yodelayheehee said:

    October 8th, 10:51 am

    It’s just called ” hockey” in Minnesota too :)

D4V1D7-- said:

October 8th, 6:03 am

I pre-ordered the Uncharted bundle a few weeks ago and paid the 399.99 price. Would I get a refund for the new price of 349.99 and get the extra money spent back?

    PossiblyRobbeh said:

    October 8th, 8:56 am

    Where did you pre-order it from? Some retailers like Amazon do have “Pre-Order Guarantees” so if the price does drop lower before it releases they will refund you.

    D4V1D7-- said:

    October 8th, 10:15 am

    I bought it from Gamestop

Norrisv5 said:

October 8th, 6:05 am

This is just plain disrespectful, 20$ for Canada really Sony? Could you not just put it to 400? Saying the Canadian dollar is low makes no sense when the Yen is pennies and is cheaper and making less money when converted to USD 292$??

    CptQwark said:

    October 8th, 6:25 am

    Totally agree

    DoucheVader said:

    October 8th, 9:10 am

    @Norrisv5

    Canadian dollars aren’t the same value as American dollars. It’s not a matter of respect it has to do with the value of your currency.

    EightBitViking said:

    October 8th, 1:02 pm

    Unfortunately its 0$.77 CAD to $1 USD right now, so $430 CAD = $330 USD. For sales purposes they probably just consolidate into one North America price.

Genesisgoboom said:

October 8th, 6:15 am

Been wanting to get myself a PS4 for a while now, but the price is still too much for me, will the drop be happening in Ireland? if so I will be running to the stores!

Rezolution77 said:

October 8th, 6:29 am

Make it backwards compatible, at least for digital titles, and you would have had yourself a deal.
After some of the treatment from your Blog team, and service departments, I think I will wait for Xbox to lower theirs once again, and stick with Gamefly.

But, chances are, I am done with the console wars these days and I will stick to PC from here on out.
Games are just plain cheaper for digital buyers.

I guess when you said that Vita (life) was a Legacy (over) , you were referring to my future partnership with Sony.
You can’t even bring us Crisis Core or Kingdom Hearts which are already on PSP.

Senjutsu_Dav said:

October 8th, 6:46 am

1TB call of duty seems like a good deal. Or Battlefront (clearly the best game for me) limited edition! ^_^

PS: I’m so sad about my lame Canadian dollar… :'( At least I bought mine before the value fell, so I already paid this “special price” :P

Spalding95 said:

October 8th, 6:47 am

Too bad the NHL bundle is Canada only. That game is half the reason I still consider a console over PC.

Seluhir said:

October 8th, 6:51 am

wow… I bought my ps4 day 1`… and the price is actually higher now after the price drop than it was then.

Sony hates Canadians, confirmed.

    hendrix09 said:

    October 8th, 6:59 pm

    Hey, I’m Canadian too but this isn’t Sony’s fault. Our dollar is a piece of crap right now and I’d rather you blame Harper for letting our economy go this bad. Make sure you vote though if you’re 18.

    Anyways, more on topic, I’m glad that there is a price drop happening so more people can become apart of the PlayStation Nation!

    Seluhir said:

    October 9th, 4:55 am

    Except that its a Japanese company, so the price should be based off of our dollar’s value in comparison to the Yen, not the US Dollar… and the Yen is doing no better than the CAD.

    It’s just an excuse to charge more. Same reason why SOME developers are charging 30 bucks more for games, but not all of them. You really get a good grasp for which developers are just trying to pinch us for all we’re worth and which ones want us to feel loyal to them.

    Thank goodness XSeed isn’t one of them… 50 bucks for the Trails of Cold Steel collector’s edition, even up here in Canada.

BladedTechPS said:

October 8th, 7:01 am

Wow. This is perfect. I’ve been stocking up on PS4 games in preparation for my imminent purchase of a PS4 on the 17th of this month. Thanks, PlayStation Nation!

saiyanknight87 said:

October 8th, 7:07 am

Good job sony almost makes me want to buy another PS4 but i already have 2 PS4’s at it is lol.
#PSNation #TheCouncil :)

    yentair said:

    October 8th, 2:20 pm

    nice humble brag…

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