- Sony is working with some retailers to temporarily drop the price of the standard PS4 to 199 euro
- this would be a one-day sale to counter the Switch launch
- word on which retailers will participate is not yet revealed
- multiple regions in the EU will be doing this
Uhhh...If pre-orders are sold out and they're guaranteed to sell at or around 2 million Switch consoles JUST from pre-orders, who are they competing against? Also who wants a Switch who doesn't already have a PS4? I guess people who have JUST an Xbox One which is likely not too many people.
Idk, I guess it's a smart business decision on Sony's part. I just don't know what they're really competing with.
Decent idea on Sony's part... "Can't find a Switch? How about a PS4 with more than 3 games to play?"
Wait wasn't gamers trading in their PS & XB systems to buy the Switch from the survey that was going around days ago?
I don't really believe this could dissuade people from picking up a Switch if they were already interested, but it could snag a casual buyer who just wandered in.
This worked on me, 2777 ps4 with ff xv sek vs 3990 (swedish kr) sek with zelda made me make the switch to get a ps4 for now.
Got more worktime promised so we will see what happens when Xenoblade 2 comes out, if its a lower price then (or I guess, easier to import from cheaper countries that right now dont export ooc).
Thats a killer offer.
For the price of a Switch with no game you can get a PS 4 with Nioh and Horizon... I know what I would buy.
I've visited 10 electronics/gaming stores near my area and I can attest that yes, this is actually happening! From my scouting, the major shop chains that are pulling this stunt are:
-) UniEuro - 2
-) Euronics - 1 (selected family-owned chain only)
-) MediaWorld - 1
-) GameStop - 3 (you can also have an extra 50 Euro discount if you give out 2 relevant used games and a kidney, as usual)
So yeah, if you want your underpriced Sony console, here's your chance.
I also want to report the curious way to advertise this 1-day promo: there have been official Sony adverts with the catchphrase translatable in English with "Make the Right Choice." in 2 of these stores, while local in-store pamphlets for this deal were plastered on all gaming-related shelves in 3 out of those 10 stores I visited... even on the Nintendo-related shelves with Wii U/Switch standees. They're not even trying anymore to be subtle at Sony's advertisement field lel
(Side-note: only 2 stores of these had Wii U copies of Zelda BotW; all the others had everything already pre-ordered and not planning for Wii U game copies returns, for the time being)