Famitsu.com, the online arm of Japanese gaming magazine Weekly Famitsu, has announced pricing details on nine PS3 games.
The games listed range in price between 5,040 yen for Mah-Jong Taikai IV by KOEI and 8,190 yen for Armored Core 4 by From Software, which translates in U.S. currency to between $43 and $69. While the Japanese market can expect a broad range of prices, the titles listed at the Sony Style Store for the American market all list a pretty predictable $59.99 price point.
The move to discount a number of games in the Japanese market is not particularly surprising, particularly considering Sony's recent announcement that the 20GB version of the PS3 will be roughly $70 cheaper in Japan, while the North American market would enjoy no such discount.
The prices and titles listed for Japan are:
November 11, 2006:
Mah-Jong Fight Club (Konami, 5,229 yen / approx $44)
Sega Golfclub (Sega, 7140 yen / approx. $60)
Genji (Sony Computer Entertainment Japan, 5,980 yen / approx. $51)
Resistance: Fall of Man (Sony Computer Entertainment Japan, 5,980 yen / approx. $51)
Mobile Suit Gundam: Target in Sight (Namco Bandai Games, 7,329 yen / approx. $62)
Ridge Racer 7 (Namco Bandai Games, 7,329 yen / approx. $62)
November 22, 2006:
Mah-Jong Taikai IV (Koei, 5,040 yen / approx. $43)
December 14, 2006:
Armored Core 4 (From Software, 8,190 yen / approx. $69)
December 21, 2006:
Sonic the Hedgehog (Sega, 7,140 yen / approx. $60)