The lights are on
And you thought $599 U.S. dollars was a lot.
A post on the Brazilian PlayStation Blog announced the price of Sony's new console in the country, and it's a whopper. The PS4 will retail for $3999 Real (the official currecy of Brazil), which translates to around $1850 U.S. dollars (give or take based on the fluctuations of the exchange rate).
Hope gamers in Brazil have been saving their pennies. If not, they can always go buy Microsoft's "affordable" Xbox One, which will only set them back $2,200 Real, or $1000.
[Source: PlayStation Blog Brazil via Destructoid]
Our Take:Gaming in Brazil is expensive! I don't know much about world currency markets, but I cannot imagine a game console in the world that is worth nearly $2000, or even $1000. I'm sure they have PCs in Brazil; that sounds like a better plan to me.
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Big money, big cars, big bodguards on his back! So its difficult to get him!
I don't think it would be too hard to buy a PS4 somewhere online like on ebay much cheaper than that.
And people complained about how expensive they are here in the US.
There's always Ebay + import duties. Good luck
Yikes! Perhaps they could import? It'd be a heck of a lot cheaper, I'd think.
Now let me give you a bit of context: here in Brazil, millions of people earn a minimum monthly wage of R$ 678 (about US$ 300). That means that the poor fellow that can't manage to get a better job needs to work for about six months to buy a Playstation 4 (assuming this sad, sad man won't eat or pay his bills during this period).