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Playstation 4 Will Cost over $1800 in Brazil

Sony’s announcement looks to have spelt bad news for consumers in Brazil currently anticipating the Playstation 4.

It was confirmed that upon release, the Playstation 4 is set to be sold at a retail price of R$3,999 in Brazil, which is the equivalent of $1,848 or £1,142. Games on the other hand, will be sold at R$179,  which is $82 or £51.

Just to put things into perspective, The Playstation 4 is set to release in the US at $399, in the UK £349, and €399 in Europe. The best chance of getting Sony’s latest console at a good price if you’re living in Brazil, would be to import one from the US, which would cost $800.

It’s not like this is the first time consoles have been sold at marked-up price in Brazil. Back when the Playstation 3 launched over there in 2010, it was sold at a retail price of R$1,999, that would be $924 or £571.

Whether this is down to the tax laws in Brazil, or other purposes, I personally find it disgusting to see consoles being sold at such extortionate prices, especially when you take in to consideration that the cost of living is going up as well.

About MrAwkwardOne

I've been a gamer since I was a child (which is going way back when) the very first console I owned was the Sega Master System, during my time as a gamer I have pretty much come across nearly every console including the Bally Astrocade(which requiered cassette tapes to play games) so I have broad range of knowledge when it comes to video games. My favourite game of all time is between Shadow Hearts (a rare gem of an RPG released for the Playstation 2) and Final Fantasy VIII.

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