Seemingly recognizing that Microsoft has been much more competitive as of late with their pricing of the Xbox One, Sony has officially announced that they are cutting the price of the PlayStation 4 in North America starting this Friday, October 9th.
The price will drop by $50 to $349.99 in the U.S., while Canada will only see a $20 drop from CA$449.99 to CA$429.99.
This will be the first price drop for the PS4 in North America since it launched in November 2013. While Sony hasn’t announced any plans to introduce a model with a larger harddrive than the currently avaialble 500GB unit, the new price will be reflected in all of the company’s holiday bundles:
- Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection PS4 Bundle (500 GB HDD) – $349.99 / CA$429.99 (MSRP); launches Oct. 9
- Limited Edition Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 PS4 Bundle (1 TB HDD) – $429.99 / CA$499.99 (MSRP); launches Nov. 6
- Limited Edition Disney Infinity 3.0: Star Wars PS4 Bundle (500 GB HDD) – $399.99 / CA$469.99 (MSRP); launches Nov. 13
- Limited Edition Star Wars Battlefront PS4 Bundle (500 GB HDD) – $399.99 / CA$469.99 (MSRP); launches Nov. 17
- Star Wars Battlefront PS4 Bundle (500 GB HDD) – $349.99 / CA$429.99 (MSRP); launches Nov. 17
- NHL 16 PS4 Bundle (500 GB HDD) – CA$429.99 (MSRP); available now in Canada only
With the price drop news, it’s really anyone’s guess which console will reign supreme once the Holiday 2015 shopping madness is over. We just wish Canadians weren’t getting such a bad deal with their price drop, but that’s the unfortunate reality of having a weak dollar.