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Xbox boss Phil Spencer “fully expects” a PS4 price cut soon

by Joey Davidson | September 21, 2015September 21, 2015 11:40 am PST

When it comes to competing brands, sometimes the best source of conjecture is the competition. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer, the head of the Xbox team, talked a bit about what he assumes is coming for the PlayStation 4.

The PS4 just received a price cut announcement in Japan. The system is set to dip in price by roughly $50 starting Oct. 1. That price cut hasn’t been announced anywhere else in the wold. Spencer, though, assumes that it’s coming soon.

Here he is with IGN.

“I fully expect they [PlayStation] will drop price. When I think about the playbook they’ve used in the past, we feel good about the plans we have in place going forward in the holiday. If history tells, then we’ll see a price drop from them coming.”

While Spencer never suggests a timeline for the potential price cut, other sites seem to think it’ll happen very soon.

Me? I’m not sure. Spencer’s right, history does suggest that Sony should be considering a price cut soon. However, the PlayStation 4 is the best selling home console by a large margin. Do they even need a price cut?

Spencer continues.

“It’s great for gamers when price competition happens. We saw that last holiday, and we saw crazy sales numbers on all of the consoles…”

That bit I absolutely agree with.

I’ll say this: if the PS4 does see a price drop, it’s going to be an incredibly attractive console.


Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...