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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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I remember some one paying $2,000.00 for a PS3 on Ebay after a shortage was reported.
WOAH! Next Gen wouldn't be hitting my room for about 5 yrs later. That is insane
Import a PS4 from the US for $400 and shipping.
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oh hell no you can go to hell with that lol, we will see how much they sell in Brazil, its okay they got enough americans buying it.
I remember someone telling me gaming in Brazil was expensive, but seriously?
Maybe I'll sell mine on eBay after all. I can wait for another wave of stock in the Spring, if it means a hefty profit! :)
Man that sucks. I can't believe gaming is so expensive in Brazil.
i feel a disterbance in the force: as if an entire country's wallets cried out in agony
I just read that the WiiU is $1055.55 in Brazil.
Sucks to be them.
I'm assuming economics works the same way in South America. If they don't sell then either Sony will drop the price or there is going to be a lot of store space taken up with next-gen boxes. I like $400 is too much but this is crazy.
this doesn't make sense, the exchange rate with Brazil is 2.18 to 1 American dollar. the most they should pay for a ps4 is 870 real. if they're paying "$1350 real", the ps4 would cost us $850
this could only make sense if Brazil is getting it straight from japan because the Brazilian currency is greater then the Japanese currency, one yen is like 2 cents in Brazil.