The Sony PlayStation 4 has just dropped in price

You’ll be able to get the basic standalone version for just RM1599 from 1 October, amongst other things

This is huge: the PS4 is now RM200 cheaper at RM1599.

The new Malaysian price was just announced at Sony Computer Entertainment's press conference for Asia, which we attended firsthand just ahead of the Tokyo Game Show 2015. 

A price drop is never a bad thing, and this one is very good indeed. After all, you can buy over 40 packets of nasi goreng with the amount of money you save. 

Dollars and sense

With the Xbox One yet to be officially launched in Malaysia for some reason, this will just consolidate the PS4's dominance here ahead of anything Microsoft does (if ever). Sony will also be releasing the 1TB version of the PlayStation 4 from 23 October for RM1799.

A splash of colour

Accompanying this price drop will be some fresh colour options for the DualShock 4 controller, PS4 HDD Bay Covers, and PSVITA. 

Fancy Gold, Silver, Crystal, or Steel Black DualShock 4 controllers for your PS4? These four new colour options will be available by the end of October, with exact pricing and availability to follow shortly. From what we’ve seen, the Gold and Silver options are pretty straightforward, with the highlights being the gun-metallic Steel Black and translucent Crystal versions being the most striking. 

As for the PS4 itself, you’ll soon be able to get coloured HDD Bay Covers from 6 November to spruce it up somewhat. There are seven colours to choose from, so pick one that best suits your home decor, if you’re into that sort of thing. Price and exact date they'll arrive in Singapore is yet to be confirmed though.

Finally, the PSVITA will be available from 26 September in three new colours – Glacier White, Aqua Blue, and Neon Orange. 

Oh, and we also saw a Darth Vader emblazoned special edition Star Wars PS4 that will be part of the Limited Edition Star Wars Battlefront PlayStation 4 bundle on 17 November. Talk about a surefire way to sell more games/consoles.