PS3 Games Get Price for Japan

0, 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)

Source: Gamespot

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