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Sony Cuts Costs of PS4 Hardware Production, Price Drop Coming?

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21w ago - Today Sony has made available a [Register or Login to view links] revealing that they have already managed to cut the costs of PS4 hardware production which leaves PlayStation 4 fans curious if a price drop will be coming soon.

To quote: "The cuts have allowed Sony to revise its financial expectations, increasing its projected FY2015 operating income for its Games & Network Services division from 20bn yen to 25bn yen.

"Sales are expected to be higher than the May forecast primarily due to the strong performance of the PS4," Sony said in its latest earnings report. "Operating income is expected to be higher than the May forecast primarily due to PS4 hardware cost reductions."

The reduced costs suggest Sony could be better placed to cut the price of PS4 at an earlier point in its life-cycle - or continue to reap improved profits from ongoing sales.

PS4 sales stood at 7 million in April although Sony has failed to provide an update since. PS3 and PS4 sold a combined 3.4m units between April-June 2014, however, of which the vast majority are expected to be PS4."


 

PSN Price Drop Alert Notification Script Created in Python for PS4

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29w ago - Recently PlayStation 4 developer snipem made available a PSN price drop alert notification script created in Python which allows users to track down PlayStation Network price drops much easier with details below!

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To quote: We have a nice little lifehack for PlayStation 4 owners to use. Basically, you can set up an alert to get an email every time PSN drops its prices. A little warning though, you will need to know Python.

PSN, which is really now SEN or Sony Entertainment network, uses CIDs to identify items in its catalogue. What this is is a Python script that will read those CIDs when prices have changed and alert you.

PlayStation Price Drop Alert

Command line tool for alerting price drops in the Sony Entertainment Network aka Playstation Network

Description

The Sony Entertainment Network (SEN) uses CIDs to identify items in it's catalogue. In order to alert you on the desired price of an SEN you need the CID. Use your Browser (cid GET parameter in URL) or this script (--search) to retrieve the CID.
 
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