Hot cakes

We told you that it was coming: the PlayStation 4 will officially drop to $349.99 starting tomorrow, 9th October, in the United States. The console previously carried an MSRP of $399.99 in the all-important nation, so this represents a reasonable drop of $50. All of the console's current bundles have been adjusted to represent the price change, too, so let's run through the new asking fees.

First up, the Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection set – which is out on 9th October – will be reduced from $399.99 to $349.99, so that's a great option as you're getting the game for free. Meanwhile, the 1TB Call of Duty: Black Ops III Limited Edition package will be reduced from $449.99 to $429.99. That's due out alongside the game on 6th November.

Elsewhere, the organisation's two Darth Vader-branded Star Wars bundles – for Star Wars Battlefront and Disney Infinity 3.0 – will drop from $449.99 to $399.99, while there'll be a standard Star Wars Battlefront set without the custom console for $349.99. Again, that latter one's an absolutely killer deal.

The prices will be a little steeper in Canada – the standalone system will set you back $429.99 CAD as standard, which is due to exchange rates – but you will be able to get the appliance alongside a copy of NHL 16 for the aforementioned price. There's no word on Europe following just yet, but we have to imagine that a price drop will be announced in the Old World imminently.

Either way, this is a really aggressive move – especially when you take into account the bundles. The $50 price drop may not seem huge on the surface, but the fact that you'll be able to essentially get free copies of Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Star Wars Battlefront with the hardware this holiday is bold. And that's before Black Friday offers have been added on top.