Sony has knocked it out of the park this console generation – the PS4 and PS4 Pro have run riot, outselling Microsoft consoles by about 3:1 (if figures earlier this year are to be believed, at least).
With Black Friday coming up, players may be keen to learn that the PS4 Pro – the high-end 4K console that's more powerful than the vanilla PS4 – may be getting a price cut.
That's if what some analysts have been saying is to be believed, anyway.
Speaking to GamingBolt, Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter noted how a recent price cut in Japan could manifest in the West.
“The PS4 [Pro Red Dead Redemption 2] bundle is sneaky,” Pachter commented to the site. “They cut the price of the hardware in Japan to the equivalent of $349 and didnt do so in the U.S., keeping the hardware at $399.
“That means Red Dead is “free” in the bundle. I think we get a cut for PS4 (to $249) and Pro (to $349) around Black Friday, but the pricing now makes RDR look like its free.
“Regardless, not that many bundles sell before Black Friday, so its unclear if this deal will last very long.”
Could that mean a cut over here in Europe and the UK, too? It's likely.
The PS4 bundle Pachter refers to is a machine that was sold with Red Dead Redemption 2 – which included a new unit number, potentially hinting that it'll be sold alone for a discounted price in the future.
Back in September, Rockstar and Sony announced a special Red Dead Redemption 2 hardware bundle that collects the game and PS4 Pro.
However, the PS4 Pro is unlike models that have been released previously – this one features upgraded hardware.
The new PS4 Pros included in the bundle carry the CUH-7215B model number, rather than the CUH-71XX series that was included in previous bundles (like the special Spider-Man machine from a few months back).
With the new Red Dead Redemption 2 bundle, Sony's new model number means there'll be upgrades to the hardware somewhere in the machine.
Let's see if we do indeed get a discounted machine at some point in the future as Pachter seems to suggest we will.