If we're wearing our wishful thinking caps, we'd like to think that Sony might follow suit with a price drop in Europe to coincide with the Paris Games Week conference taking place later this month, which in turn could lead to a price cut in the U.S. market during the PlayStation Experience show.
Then reality gut punches us right in the jejunum to remind us that the PlayStation 4 is the top selling console in the U.S., giving Sony little reason to drop the price from $400 (we're talking about the 500GB version here -- the 1TB model hasn't launched in either Japan or the U.S. yet).
For those of you contemplating a PS4 purchase, you can stretch your dollar by buying one of the available bundles.
- PlayStation 4 500GB Destiny: The Taken King Limited Edition Bundle - Glacier White (includes Destiny: The Taken King Legendary Edition game disc and Destiny: The Taken King Digital Collector's Edition upgrade digital voucher)
- PlayStation 4 500GB Star Wars Battlefront Bundle (includes Star Wars Battlefront voucher along with a voucher for Super Star Wars, Star Wars: Racer Revenge, Jedi Starfighter and Star Wars Bounty Hunter)
- PlayStation 4 500GB Batman: Arkham Knight Bundle (includes Batman: Arkham Knight game disc)
- PlayStation 4 500GB Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Bundle (includes Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection voucher)
All of the above bundles retail for $400.