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Sony's having no problem shifting PlayStation 4s around the world, but Japan has been reluctant to adopt the new-gen system. It's perhaps no surprise to see the console reduced in the region, then, with today's pre-Tokyo Game Show press conference confirming that the device's asking price will drop from ¥39,980 to ¥34,980 starting 1st October.

For those of you without a grasp on Japanese finance, the new price works out at about $292 or £189, so it's now significantly cheaper in the manufacturer's home nation. Whether this move foreshadows a global price drop or not remains to be seen, but with more and more Japanese developers supporting the system, it should increase domestic sales either way.