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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've always wondered why there seem to be so many Brazilians in MMO's and online PC. Consoles costing that much explains it.
It's probably cheaper to catch a flight to the US from Brazil and buy one. Maybe they can buy a few and sell it to their friends. That price is insane.
Does no one realize that diffrent countries may have worse economies then others? in fact did you know england's econemy is more then 50% better then ours? one dollar here is worth more then a dollar and a half there.
Holy cash cow Batman!