During the Tokyo Game Show last week, Sony confirmed a PS4 price cut for Japan.

Now, one Microsoft boss fully expects Sony to cut the price of the PlayStation 4 in the U.S. He didn't say exactly when that price drop will happen but it sounds like he's talking about this holiday season.

This is what Xbox One boss Phil Spencer told IGN :

"I fully expect they [PlayStation] will drop price. When I think about the playbook they've used in the past, we feel good about the plans we have in place going forward in the holiday. If history tells, then we'll see a price drop from them coming."

Spencer added that price competition is good for the industry, as he cited last holiday, when "we saw crazy sales numbers on all of the consoles." Very true but one thing I don't quite get is his citing "history." …what history? When was the last time Sony and Microsoft were in this position? I don't recall a time when a PlayStation console was outselling a cheaper Xbox console at this pace and honestly, there may be no reason for Sony to drop the PS4 price this holiday.

However, with games like Rise of the Tomb Raider , Halo 5: Guardians and Forza 6 hitting Xbox One, maybe Sony should do it.

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bigrailer19
bigrailer19
6 years ago

The only system seller would be Halo. Nobody buys the Xbox brand to play Forza and it's a fluke Tomb Raider is being timed exclusive. Whatever Sony does, it won't change much in the grand scheme as far as the Xbox is concerned.

Temjin001
Temjin001
6 years ago

Word has it that TR will have several sequels this gen and MS has first dibs on all of them.
Not that I think that'll change the sales war much but just that TR is pretty much MS's this gen

daus26
daus26
6 years ago

There are enough deals and bundles that doesn't really warrant a price drop. Sony would be fine either way.

FAREEZ
FAREEZ
6 years ago

I hope Sony cut the price of ps4, ps4 is so damn expensive here in asia…

FatherSun
FatherSun
6 years ago

Didn't most of Asia already get a cut?

FAREEZ
FAREEZ
6 years ago

Not yet i guess, the price is still the same here…

KingRed
KingRed
6 years ago

The price cut is just Japan so far.

TrueAssassin86x
TrueAssassin86x
6 years ago

Sony should do something the lack of exclusives suck for them. Im playing Forza 6 on my xbox 1 and its leaps and bounds over driveclub. And i got my xbox 1 for rise of the tomb raider so i dont have to wait a year. And of course halo 5. Failboys thumb down 😉

FAREEZ
FAREEZ
6 years ago

Same here, gonna get Rise of the Tomb Raider day one too…

Underdog15
Underdog15
6 years ago

Just as I was about to suggest Tomb Raider isn't a system seller, let alone a timed exclusive of Tomb Raider…

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
6 years ago

@ TrueAssassin86x – I thumbed you down because of your use of "failboy". I have never understood those who resort to this type of behavior especially when they might have something good to say.

Underdog15
Underdog15
6 years ago

@Max
Gotta love the insecurity needed to consider a preemptive insult necessary!

TrueAssassin86x
TrueAssassin86x
3 years ago

Sony should do something the lack of exclusives suck for them. Im playing Forza 6 on my xbox 1 and its leaps and bounds over driveclub. And i got my xbox 1 for rise of the tomb raider so i dont have to wait a year. And of course halo 5. Failboys thumb down 😉

Underdog15
Underdog15
3 years ago

Just as I was about to suggest Tomb Raider isn&#39t a system seller, let alone a timed exclusive of Tomb Raider…

FAREEZ
FAREEZ
3 years ago

Not yet i guess, the price is still the same here…

Temjin001
Temjin001
3 years ago

Word has it that TR will have several sequels this gen and MS has first dibs on all of them.
Not that I think that&#39ll change the sales war much but just that TR is pretty much MS&#39s this gen

KingRed
KingRed
3 years ago

The price cut is just Japan so far.

FAREEZ
FAREEZ
3 years ago

I hope Sony cut the price of ps4, ps4 is so damn expensive here in asia…

FatherSun
FatherSun
3 years ago

Didn&#39t most of Asia already get a cut?

daus26
daus26
3 years ago

There are enough deals and bundles that doesn&#39t really warrant a price drop. Sony would be fine either way.

FAREEZ
FAREEZ
3 years ago

Same here, gonna get Rise of the Tomb Raider day one too…

Underdog15
Underdog15
3 years ago

@Max
Gotta love the insecurity needed to consider a preemptive insult necessary!

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
3 years ago

@ TrueAssassin86x – I thumbed you down because of your use of "failboy". I have never understood those who resort to this type of behavior especially when they might have something good to say.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
3 years ago

The only system seller would be Halo. Nobody buys the Xbox brand to play Forza and it&#39s a fluke Tomb Raider is being timed exclusive. Whatever Sony does, it won&#39t change much in the grand scheme as far as the Xbox is concerned.