Sony Computer Entertainment has announced price reduction for the PlayStation 4 in Malaysia. The official RRP of the console will receive a RM200 drop from 1 Oct. There will also be a new 1TB version of the PS4 being released, although no price has been released for the expanded storage option just yet.
The PlayStation 4 will sell for RM1599 from 1 Oct, and will see a similar price release across the Southeast Asian region. This follows the announcement from SCE of the price of the PS4 reduction in Japan.
This was presumably done to allow for the introduction of the 1TB PS4, which is expected to enter the market around the RM1799 price point. PlayStation has confirmed that that the new 1TB PS4 will retail for RM1799 and will be made available at the end of October 2015.
SCE also announced new colour options for the Dual Shock 4 controller, PS4 HDD cover, and PS Vita. The Dual Shock 4 will see the addition of crystal, gold and silver versions of the controllers to go with the current black controller. The PS4 HDD covers will see seven additional variants, providing some much needed colour to the console. The PS Vita will also be expanding the colour range with Aqua Blue, Glacier White, and Neon Orange versions of the mobile console.
We will be updating this story when we get our hands on the official pricing of the new 1TB PlayStation 4 and coloured options. Stay tuned for more.
[Update] It’s just been pointed out that the official price of the PS4 on the Sony Malaysia website is lower than the recently announced price drop.
We’ve contacted Sony Computer Entertainment and are waiting to hear back from them. It turns out that the Sony Malaysia online store is currently clearing out PS4 stock while waiting for the newer models to arrive. A Sony Computer Entertainment spokesman has said that the division is being particularly aggressive with its promotional pricing, and that the newly announced price will take effect on 1 October as originally announced.
It should also be noted that the same issue has been pointed out in both Singapore and Indonesia.