Today Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan and Asia announced that it will revise the price of the PS4 Pro downward in Japan.
Starting from October 12th, the 1TB console ‘s price will be axed to 39,980 yen ($351) plus taxes, which is a significant cut from the original price at 44,980 yen plus taxes.
On top of that, the Glacier White version that was released in limited quantities in March 2018 will be sold as a regular product available at any time.
Last, but not least, the Kingdom Hearts III Limited Edition PS4 Pro console will have its suggested price sliced as well, from 53,780 yen plus taxes to 48,780 yen plus taxes.
At the moment of this writing, there is no word from the North American and European arms of PlayStation, on whether they will follow the Japanese move with their own price cuts or not. Considering the difference in price created by the cut, that is certainly a possibility, but we’ll have to wait for an official announcement from Sony.
No cuts were announced for the regular PS4. Back in 2015, a similar 5,000 yen price cut propelled a relatively struggling PS4 to a much more successful performance in Japan. With the new pricing, the PS4 Pro will cost exactly as much as the standard PS4 cost at the time of its release, and it’ll be interesting to see if there will be a similar sales-boosting effect.