All purpose sales and sales rumors/anecdotes thread next gen+

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  1. Clukos

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    Well... What do you know. Ps4 price cut in Japan from October 1

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    Around $300~

    Maybe the CUH-12xx variant is cheaper to manufacture so they don't actually lose much from this.
     
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    It is definitively cheaper to manufacture compared to launch, that much is clear. And I doubt they lose anything. They pretty much broke even at launch, so they probably profit now, even with the price drop. At the very least I think they break even.
     
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    Good find. This is going to be an interesting holiday season. I wonder how MS will respond
     
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    As far as I'm concerned there has been no solid concrete confirmation of this at all, besides weird vague PR statements. As far as we know for sure they definintey weren't losing money on each HW unit. Whether it was break even, a tidy profit, or a combination of small losses and small profits depending on region that added up to either break even or profit, we have no idea. I'm inclined to believe the latter, but it's speculation at best.
     
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    I think we had an estimation of the costs somewhere and it was very close to the retail price
     
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    I think this is Japan-only pricedrop, everything will remain the same in the west [except maybe some special deals in US where Sony is facing the biggest competition].
     
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    Can we not keep the Kinect talk in the Kinect thread?
     
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    It's a drop from ¥39,980 to ¥34,980, so probably a US$50 price cut if it transfers.

    On the other hand PS4 sales have been under-performing in Japan compared to everywhere else, so the price cut could remain Japan-only for a while.
     
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    It's more than home consoles are under performing, with all these JRPGs coming to Ps4 and the price drop i could see Japan moving over from Ps3/3DS/Vita to Ps4 in the next year. Also colors, Japan apparently loves those :p
     
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    Price drop in other asian country. Maybe North America and PAL country price drop at PGW
     
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    Possible price drop at PGW, yes. I could see the 500gb version selling at -$50 and the 1TB version at $400. This will be fairly big if it happens. It's interesting that the first pricedrop happened in Asia, where MS is pretty much a non-factor.
     
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    Btw I did a write up for NPD for those who are interested.

    And yes price drop is good to see.
     
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