The PlayStation 4 is getting a price drop. Starting on October 9, the new price of Sony's current gaming console will be $349.99 in the United States and $429.99 in Canada.
The date coincides with the release of the Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection bundle, the company's first of six upcoming bundles, all of which will get the price reduction treatment as well. Four more bundles, a mixture of limited and standard edition bundles, are planned throughout November for Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Disney Infinity 3.0, and two for Star Wars: Battlefront. Even the Canadians get their own exclusive bundle for NHL 16, which is available now.
|PlayStation 4 Bundles||Price|
|Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Bundle||$349.99 (USD) / $429.99 (CAD)|
|Limited Edition Call of Duty: Black Ops III 1 TB||$429.99 (USD) / $499.99 (CAD)|
|Limited Edition Disney Infinity 3.0: Star Wars||$399.99 (USD) / $469.99 (CAD)|
|Limited Edition Star Wars Battlefront||$399.99 (USD) / $469.99 (CAD)|
|Star Wars Battlefront||$349.99 (USD) / $429.99 (CAD)|
|NHL 16 (Canada only)||$429.99 (CAD)|
The new price comes less than a month after the Tokyo Game Show, where the company dropped the price down to 34,980 yen, the equivalent to about $292 USD. More importantly, this puts the PS4 in direct competition with the 500 GB version of the Xbox One, just in time for holiday shopping. Last week, Xbox introduced a slew of bundles for Rise of the Tomb Raider (opens in new tab), Fallout 4 (opens in new tab), and even a special holiday bundle (opens in new tab) that includes the Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Rare Replay and Ori and the Blind Forest.