PlayStation 4 to Be Ridiculously Expensive in Brazil

The PlayStation 4's lower price point is certainly a motivation for gamers to opt for this console over the Xbox One.  

Unfortunately, this rationale only works out for American and European gamers. South American gamers are getting a little bit screwed out of the whole deal. 

Back in September, it was revealed that the PS4 was going to cost 6,500 Pesos (roughly $1100 USD) in Argentina. Now, Sony's announced the cost of the PS4 in Brazil and it's somehow an even bigger figure. Brazilians will have to pay 3,999 Brazilian Real, which is the equivalent of $1850 USD.  

The increased costs are due to import fees, taxes, and the simple fact that there's a smaller consumer base in South America.  

In any case, it might be cheaper for Brazilian gamers to fly to the United States, buy a PS4, and then fly back.  

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  • Blues_wolf
    I'm from Argentina, worst part is, we'll still buy it, even if a normal salary is around 750 dollars.
    Fees and taxes have always been like that, and we bought the PS2 and PS3...
    And about going to the states, that's difficult, as since a couple of years ago we're not allowed to exchange our currency for us dollars, and also get a 25% tax over credit card usage outside our country.
    I guess that's why there's so much piracy here and market doesn't seem apealing for videogame companies.
    Still, Argentineans are capable of not eating for a couple of months in order to get the latest technology ( so don't know about Brazileans, but I'm sure people here will still buy it.
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  • daekar
    Jesus... if those are because of fees and taxes, those people need to be changing their governments. That's ridiculous.
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  • maxiim
    Even the 500$ is a bit much if you're a PC gamer/enthusiast.
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  • daekar
    Jesus... if those are because of fees and taxes, those people need to be changing their governments. That's ridiculous.
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  • maxiim
    Even the 500$ is a bit much if you're a PC gamer/enthusiast.
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  • Blues_wolf
    I'm from Argentina, worst part is, we'll still buy it, even if a normal salary is around 750 dollars.
    Fees and taxes have always been like that, and we bought the PS2 and PS3...
    And about going to the states, that's difficult, as since a couple of years ago we're not allowed to exchange our currency for us dollars, and also get a 25% tax over credit card usage outside our country.
    I guess that's why there's so much piracy here and market doesn't seem apealing for videogame companies.
    Still, Argentineans are capable of not eating for a couple of months in order to get the latest technology ( so don't know about Brazileans, but I'm sure people here will still buy it.
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