PS3 Under $400 in Japan?

In the past months, the Japanese blog CoolGamer has been a dependable source of early information regarding the Japanese game market. Not once has their news turned out to be a false lead, so that’s why it was pretty important today when the site updated with a small notice saying “PS3 price set below 40000 Yen,” which is about $400 at current exchange rates.
In the update, the blogger writes, “In the latest Famitsu, a very important person mentioned that the PS3 price would not be over 40000yen”. This information correlates to a previous comment from a Sony rep a few months back, who mentioned the same price. With any luck this will turn out to be the case, and Japan will see the PS3 in the spring of 2006 for slightly under $400.

One thing to note though is that the PS2 was also released in Japan for a bit under 40000 yen, but when it came to the U.S. it was sold for a hundred dollars less at $299. It’s not out of the question that same sort of pricing scheme will be employed this time as well.


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