PlayStation 3 Getting A Price Cut In Japan This Month

By Ishaan . August 17, 2014 . 11:15pm

Sony are dropping the price of the PlayStation 3 in Japan, the company announced today.


Sony say the 500 GB “Charcoal Black” PS3 will drop in price from 30,837 yen to 28,058 yen, but it won’t be the same model—instead, it’s a newer model, labeled CECH-4300C.


Meanwhile, the current Charcoal Black models—both with 500 GB (CECH-4200C) and 250 GB (CECH-4200B) hard drives—will be phased out this month, alongside the 250 GB “Classic White” model (CECH-4200BLW).


The price cut will go into effect on August 28th—the same day that Persona 4 Arena Ultimax launches in Japan.

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  • Daniel Rossevelt

    Hopefully NA will also get a price drop soon.

  • Monterossa

    I like the old blu-ray tray more.

    • darke

      Yeah, I’ve got a super-slim, and the tray really pisses me off when I’m forced to play a game on a disc; the slim one was much nicer.

  • Learii

    where NA price drop I need a new ps3 now =(

    • Afternoon Intergalactic

      Isn’t it less expensive in the US anyway? Pretty sure I picked up my PS3 3 years ago for less than $280 USD (~28k yen of the price drop)

      • I picked mine up about 7 years ago for about 300…

    • Christopher C

      they go for like $200 now.

      • Learii

        oh I see i wonder when NA price will drop then

  • alhamega

    Yess! Just about time I planning to get a Japan one.

    • Zack


      • alhamega

        I just moved to Japan and never own one before..

        • Zack

          Ahhh, I see. I was wondering, because the PS3 is not region-locked, so it doesn’t matter where you buy it from. Well, there ARE some differences, but nothing excessive.

  • Guest

    May get a greater price drop nearing the end of the year.

  • indra jaya

    tales of zestiria and persona 5 plus ps3 price drop…. okay, now I know what makes ps4 adoption rate in japan is slower than in the west… unless FFXV and KH 3 was released in 2015…

    • HarakiriKami

      Vita > PS4 in japan

      The vita is taking all its 1st and 3rd party supportu

      • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

        Meanwhile, in the West, it’s the other way around. The fact Tearaway is being ported [with extras] to the PS4 is kind of a low blow. At this point, I’m sort of dreading that GR2 will go to PS4 too~.

        • HarakiriKami


  • Christopher C

    I’ve seen ps3’s in my Gamestop that were $200.

  • ishyg

    Effing tax. Anyways this is good news. I do hope the local game shop near our home recognize the phasing out of the 250GB model and give a discount. My PS+ games have been hanging around for almost 2 years now without being played.

  • HarakiriKami

    So it went from 300$ to 280$

    Woopty doo lol

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