Sony PlayStation 4 console price comes down, new games announced

New lower prices for the console were also announced for other Asian markets such as Korea, Hong Kong and Malaysia.
New lower prices for the console were also announced for other Asian markets such as Korea, Hong Kong and Malaysia. PHOTO: REUTERS
Sony is releasing the DualShock 4 controller in four new colours, including one in a transparent case.
Sony is releasing the DualShock 4 controller in four new colours, including one in a transparent case.ST PHOTO: LISABEL TING
The special edition Star Wars PlayStation 4 console will be released on November 17, the same day that the new Star Wars: Battlefront game goes on sale.
The special edition Star Wars PlayStation 4 console will be released on November 17, the same day that the new Star Wars: Battlefront game goes on sale.ST PHOTO: LISABEL TING

TOKYO - PlayStation 4 (PS4) consoles in Singapore will be $30 cheaper from Oct 1 this year, with Sony lowering the suggested retail price from a promotional price of $569 to a regular price of $539. The original price of the console was $639.

The new price was announced at Sony's press conference in Tokyo, a day before the start of the Tokyo Game Show, on Wednesday.

New lower prices for the console were also announced for other Asian markets such as Korea, Hong Kong and Malaysia. 

Along with the drop in price, Sony also unveiled a new role-playing game based on the popular manga series Shingeki No Kyojin (Attack On Titan).

The game will be made by Koei Tecmo, the company behind the Romance Of The Three Kingdoms series. No release date for the game was given.  

Game developer and publisher Wargaming also announced that their popular massively multiplayer online game World Of Tanks will be rolling out to the PS4, with Chinese and Korean language support. The beta version of the game will be released by the end of the year. 

 

At the conference, Sony also introduced several upcoming localised versions of popular titles. For instance, Call Of Duty: Black Ops III will see a Chinese version released at the same time as the global launch on Nov 6, and the same goes for Star Wars: Battlefront when it goes on sale on Nov 17. This is the first time in the history of both franchises that Chinese versions of the games are being made.

To mark the release of Star Wars: Battlefront, a special edition Darth Vader-themed console and controller bundle will be release on the same day as the game. 

Chinese and Korean gamers can also buy localised versions of the recently-released Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain from Nov 27. However, the translations will be limited to text and subtitles, with no new recorded voices.