We headed down to Tokyo Game Show last year with our partner No Average Joe, and our trip of course included a stop in Akihabara to geek out. They’ve done up a neat look back video, makes us want to go to Japan again!
There were plenty of great news coming out of the Sony PlayStation Tokyo Game Show press conference for Asia last week. And here’s a quick summary of the important details:
PlayStation 4 (500GB) price drop
SCEJA will be introducing new suggested retail price (SRP) for the PlayStation 4 with 500GB HDD to each Asian country and region starting 1st October, 2015. The price drop is significant, as the console will be priced $100 less in Singapore, for example. Uh oh Xbox One…
|Country/Region||Product Code||Current SRP||New SRP (Oct.1 onwards)|
|Hong Kong||CUH-1106A/1206A||HK$ 3,380||HK$ 2,780|
|Taiwan||CUH-1107A/1207A||NT$ 12,980||NT$ 10,980|
|South Korea||CUH-1105A/1205A||KRW 458,000||KRW 408,000|
|China||CUH-1109A/1209A||RMB 2,899||RMB 2,399|
|Singapore||CUH-1106A/1206A||SGD 639||SGD 539|
|Malaysia||CUH-1106A/1206A||MYR 1,799||MYR 1,599|
|Thailand||CUH-1106A/1206A||THB 19,990||THB 15,990|
|Philippines||CUH-1106A/1206A||PHP 24,999||PHP 18,900|
|Indonesia||CUH-1106A/1206A||IDR 6,999,000||IDR 5,990,000|
PlayStation 4 (1TB) pricing
During the press conference, Sony also announced plans to introduce a 1TB version of the PS4 in these countries. The price difference is not that far off from the 500GB version, and new owners may want to get the 1TB version instead.
|Country/Region||Product Code||Release Date||SRP|
|Hong Kong||CUH-1206B||October 23, 2015||HK$ 3,180|
|Taiwan||CUH-1207B||October 23, 2015||NT$ 12,480|
|South Korea||CUH-1205B||October 23, 2015||KRW 408,000|
|China||CUH-1209B||This Winter||RMB 2,699|
|Singapore||CUH-1206B||End of October 2015||SGD 599|
|Malaysia||CUH-1206B||End of October 2015||MYR 1,799|
|Thailand||CUH-1206B||End of October 2015||THB 17,590|
|Philippines||CUH-1206B||End of October 2015||PHP 20,900|
|Indonesia||CUH-1206B||End of Oct. 2015 or later||IDR 6,590,000|
PlayStation 4 Star Wars: Battlefront Limited Edition
And then there’s the mother of all PlayStation 4 limit editions (to me, anyway).
The PlayStation 4 Star Wars: Battlefront Limited Edition will land in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia on November 17. No pricing details and package content are available yet.
PlayStation 4 Accessories and Peripherals
New colour options for Dualshock 4 wireless controllers. They now come in Gold, Silver, Steel Black and Crystal and will roll out from 23 October onwards in Asia. Price will remain the same as existing models.
At long last! PlayStation 4 HDD bay covers. The good news? They come in seven cool colors: Aqua Blue, Lime Green, Red, Pink, Purple, Gold and Silver. The bad news? The release date and pricing for South East Asia countries aren’t available yet. They will be launched in Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea on 6 November though.
PlayStation Vita new colors
Sony’s handheld is also getting new colour refreshments in Aqua Blue, Glacier White and Neon Orange. These will be available at the same SRP as the existing Black coloured model. The release dates for each Asian country is right below.
|Color Name||Release Date||Release Country/Region|
|Aqua Blue, Glacier White & Neon Orange||September 21, 2015||South Korea|
|September 25, 2015||Taiwan|
|September 26, 2015||Hong Kong|
|On or after Sep. 26||Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines & Indonesia|