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#1 compl3x

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 12:45

Today, Sony revealed that PlayStation 4 will cost a staggering R$3,999 in Brazil when it launches this November (R$ is the symbol for the Brazilian Real, that country’s currency). Based on current exchange rates, that’s equivalent to $1,849.85 (or £1,355.32, or €1,146.65, or ¥180,894.39).

To put that cost into context, PlayStation 4 will launch in the US at $399.99, in the UK at £349, in mainland Europe at €399, and in Japan at ¥38,980. Indeed, in the United States specifically, PlayStation 4 is the cheapest PlayStation console yet when adjusted for inflation.

Retail games in Brazil will launch at R$179, which, equivalent to $82.80, doesn’t suffer from a similar cost spike.

PlayStation 3 launched in Brazil in 2010 at R$1,999, or $924.69, so a high price point isn't unprecedented. But PS4 seems to be bringing premium cost to a whole new level. Xbox One is launching in Brazil for $R2,199 – over a thousand US dollars – but still comes in far cheaper than PS4.

 

http://au.ign.com/ar...-cost-over-1800

 

 

Prohibitively expensive for most people, I would imagine.

 




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Posted 19 October 2013 - 12:55

Wow why the insane price?

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 12:57

Well nothing really stops them from buying from other countries right?



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 14:01

Wow why the insane price?

 

Taxes, tariffs, etc.



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 14:15

yea, its probably the wish of Brazilian govt itself, to minimize currency outflow to japan.



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 14:17

"consoles are cheaper than PCs"

 

apparently.



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 15:52

Well we can thank all the wonderful governments around the world for making tech pricing like this so out of whack.

Its crazy how different it is.

Thankfully, both consoles can be imported for much less and they are region free, so no worries there.

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 12:51

Wonder how the XBOne can be cheaper than the PS4 especially when in N/A there is a 100$ difference making the XBone more expensive.



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 13:21

Wow why the insane price?

Because they are going to host the World Cup and not going to fix their social issues.

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 13:28

Wow why the insane price?

 

Greed.



#11 trooper11

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 16:33

Wonder how the XBOne can be cheaper than the PS4 especially when in N/A there is a 100$ difference making the XBone more expensive.


When your dealing with government rules and regulations, its sometimes impossible to figure out the logic.

Maybe it has something to do with MS being a US based company and Sony being a Japanese based company. Maybe there are rules that govern one differently than the other. Who knows.

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 16:37

I saw something about this the other day. A coworker of mine is Brasilian, and he was talking about sneaking one down in his luggage, staying with family/friends, then selling it there at lower than retail and still fund his entire airfare. Smart, but ridiculous that it's possible.



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 16:51

Everything in Brazil is more expensive, I was there earlier in the year, they were still selling 2nd Gen iCore Laptops for on average $1500-2000

An average luxury car is also +$80000 like a basic BMW, AUDI or Mercedes.

 

It's all because of the insane taxes there, but to me it sounds like Sony is just greedy, there can't be that much of a difference, specially when the XB one is supposed to be more expensive then the PS4 in the rest of the world



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 17:09

I don't know if this is Sony's greed. Brazil is a huge market, or at least has a huge population, if Sony could sell their product for a more comparable price I think they would want to.



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 23:34

Unfortunately all we can do is speculate, unless someone can find out the truth as to why.