Sony Computer Entertainment has announced it will launch the PlayStation 4 at a price of $399 in Japan and $399.99 in the United States, the Japanese gaming giant’s first major pricing change for a home console in over a decade.
Sony’s decision to make the console in Japan comes as Sony continues to push the PlayStation brand in Asia.
It is one of the most successful gaming consoles in the world, and a major driver of Sony’s profits.
The console will launch on March 14 in Japan, but it will not be available for purchase in the country until the end of March.
This is in contrast to Nintendo’s plans to launch the Switch in the region beginning in March 2020, which will likely be followed by the Xbox One in Japan.
The Switch is a new console that is designed to run on the Xbox and PlayStation consoles, but has some of the best specs of any Nintendo console yet.